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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Kanas

69 2009 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Leslie Lunak

58 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Cornish

57 2014 State President of Florida

Joseph Roberto

58 2013 President, New York Banking Operations of BankUnited, N.A.

Rajinder Singh

45 2013 Chief Operating Officer, Director

Mark Bagnoli

65 2013 Chief Risk Officer

Jeffrey Starr

55 General Counsel

Douglas Pauls

57 2015 Director

A Prudenti

62 2015 Director

Lynne Wines

61 2015 Director

Tere Blanca

55 2013 Independent Director

Eugene DeMark

68 2010 Independent Director

Michael Dowling

68 2013 Independent Director

A. Robert Towbin

80 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Kanas

Mr. John Adam Kanas is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of BankUnited Inc., since May 2009. Mr. Kanas served as the Chairman of our Executive Committee up until the time the Committee was eliminated in February 2012 as part of the Company's conversion to a bank holding company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kanas was President and Chief Executive Officer of North Fork Bancorporation, Inc. from 1977 until its acquisition by Capital One Financial Corporation in December 2006. He also served as Chairman of North Fork from 1986 to 2006. In December 2006, he became President of Capital One's banking segment, which included North Fork, the former Hibernia Bank in Louisiana and Texas and Capital One Direct Bank in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Kanas retired from that position in August 2007. Between August 2007 and May 2009, Mr. Kanas was an independent consultant. Mr. Kanas holds a B.A. from Long Island University. He is a past president of the New York State Bankers Association. Mr. Kanas was also a member of the NYSE Listed Company Advisory Committee and is currently a member of the board of trustees of Weill Cornell Medical College. In 2005, Mr. Kanas was recognized by "Institutional Investor" as the best regional bank CEO in America. In 2007, Mr. Kanas received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship and was also conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Dowling College. In 2012, Mr. Kanas was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Sciences from Gordon College. Mr. Kanas' qualifications to serve on our Board include his 36-year career at North Fork, his extensive experience in the banking industry and his long-standing relationships within the business, political and charitable communities.

Leslie Lunak

Ms. Leslie Lunak has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer Since March 1,2013 of BankUnited Inc., Ms. Lunak served as the Bank's Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from June 2012 through March 2013 and as Senior Vice President, Finance from October 2010 through June 2012. From August 2004 through October 2010, Ms. Lunak was an Audit Director at the public accounting firm McGladrey & Pullen, LLP. Her responsibilities included overseeing audit engagements and the performance of financial and accounting consulting services for clients primarily engaged in the financial services industry, serving as a designated national financial services industry specialist and serving as a subject matter expert in a variety of technical accounting areas, including derivatives, equity instruments, fair value accounting and acquisition accounting. She was also responsible for the development and presentation of a wide variety of continuing education courses for both internal and external audiences. From 2001 through August 2004, Ms. Lunak was a senior audit manager with the certified public accounting firm Adair, Fuller, Witcher and Malcom, with oversight responsibility for all of the firm's audit engagements. From June 1985 through 2001, Ms. Lunak was an independent consultant, providing finance and accounting related services to clients consisting primarily of community banks and thrifts and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. From 1979 through June 1985, Ms. Lunak was with the public accounting firm Deloitte, where she was an audit manager serving primarily clients in the banking industry and was designated a national banking industry specialist. Ms. Lunak is a Florida CPA and received a B.S. in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.

Thomas Cornish

Mr. Thomas M. Cornish is State President of Florida of the Company. Before joining BankUnited, since March 2014. In his role as President, Florida Bank, Mr. Cornish is responsible for retail and commercial banking services in the state. From 2004 to March 2014, Mr. Cornish served as President and CEO of Marsh & McLennan Agency, Florida Region. Prior to that, he held several senior leadership positions with SunTrust Bank from 1983 through 2003. While with Marsh & McLennan Agency, Mr. Cornish was recognized with honors as "Miami's CEO of the Year" by the South Florida Business Journal and the "Ultimate CEO" by Business Leader Magazine. Mr. Cornish was also elected to the Florida International University School of Business Hall of Fame in 2013. Mr. Cornish is past chairman and a current member of the Beacon Council advisory board, a public-private organization and official economic partner of Miami-Dade County. Mr. Cornish currently serves as chairman of the board for the Florida International University Foundation. He is the immediate past chairman of Miami Children's Hospital Foundation and currently serves on the board. Mr. Cornish is also a board member of Camillus House and the Chapman Partnership as well as a member of the Orange Bowl Committee. Mr. Cornish earned his B.A. degree from Florida International University.

Joseph Roberto

Mr. Joseph Roberto is President of New York Banking Operations of Bank United, since March 2013. Mr. Roberto is responsible for managing the banking center locations, commercial private banking and deposit operations for the newly launched New York bank. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Roberto was senior vice president responsible for Capital One's commercial real estate deposit portfolio, managing seven teams in the North East, Mid-Atlantic and South Central markets. Prior to joining Capital One, Mr. Roberto held leadership positions at North Fork Bank from 1998 up until its merger with Capital One. Mr. Roberto is a founding board member of the Melville/East Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce and has chaired or served on committees for AHRC-Suffolk County, Southampton Youth Services, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, Great South Bay YMCA, Special Olympics, United Cerebral Palsy, American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. He was awarded the Distinguished Citizen Award by the 23rd Street Association in 2007 for outstanding community service. Mr. Roberto currently serves as a community board member at North Shore LIJ-South Side Hospital in Bay Shore. He received a B.S. in business management from Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus

Rajinder Singh

Mr. Rajinder P. Singh is Chief Operating Officer, Director of BankUnited Inc. Mr. Singh has been our Chief Operating Officer since October 2010, and prior to that, he served as our Head of Mortgage Banking and Corporate Development since May 2009. Mr. Singh also served as Corporate Secretary of the Company from May 2009 to June 2013. From April 2008 to May 2009, Mr. Singh led the financial services practice of WL Ross & Co., a private equity firm and one of the original investors in the Company. Previously, Mr. Singh served as Head of Corporate Development and Strategy for North Fork from February 2005 to December 2006. During his tenure, North Fork was acquired by Capital One for $13.2 billion. Prior to joining North Fork in February 2005, Mr. Singh spent nine years at FleetBoston Financial Corporation and last served as Managing Director of Corporate Development and Strategy. Mr. Singh earned his M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and his B.S. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi. Mr. Singh's qualifications to serve on our Board include his banking experience and his understanding of regulatory and corporate governance matters.

Mark Bagnoli

Mr. Mark P. Bagnoli is Chief Risk Officer of BankUnited Inc., since December 2013. Mr. Bagnoli is an internal audit and risk management professional with more than 25 years of experience in large to mid-size financial services companies, and he most recently served as the Bank's Executive Vice President and Chief Auditor from December 2009 through December 2013. Prior to joining BankUnited, Mr. Bagnoli served as an independent consultant from 2008 through 2009 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank in Chicago from 2005 through 2008. Prior to that position, he was with JPMorgan Chase/Bank One for more than 20 years where he rose through the ranks to Senior Vice President, Corporate Audit. Mr. Bagnoli has an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and received a B.S. in accounting from Seton Hall University.

Jeffrey Starr

Mr. Jeffrey Starr is General Counsel of BankUnited Inc. In his role as General Counsel, In his role as General Counsel, Mr. Starr is responsible for overseeing the Bank's Legal, Compliance, Corporate Fraud and Community Development and Outreach departments. Mr. Starr has more than 20 years of experience representing financial institutions, and in 2011 was named as a General Counsel Leading Lawyer by the South Florida Business Journal. Prior to joining BankUnited, from 2006 through 2009, Mr. Starr served as Managing Vice President and Chief Counsel for Capital One, N.A. Mr. Starr joined Capital One when it acquired North Fork Bank, where he had served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel since 1997. Earlier in his career, Mr. Starr was associated with the law firms of Wickham, Wickham & Bressler, Lord Day & Lord, Barrett Smith and Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey where he represented a multitude of clients including several in the financial services industry. Mr. Starr received his J.D. from The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College and his B.A. in political science from Muhlenberg College.

Douglas Pauls

Mr. Douglas J. Pauls is no longer Chief Financial Officer of BankUnited Inc., effective February 28, 2013. Between March 2009 and August 2009, Mr. Pauls was self-employed as a consultant. From April 2008 until February 2009, Mr. Pauls served as Executive Vice President of Finance for TD Bank, NA following TD Bank's acquisition of Commerce Bancorp, Inc. in March 2008. Mr. Pauls served as Chief Financial Officer of Commerce Bancorp from March 2002 up until the acquisition by TD Bank in April 2008. Mr. Pauls was a member of the three person Office of the Chairman, responsible for overall management, policy making and strategic direction of Commerce Bancorp. From October 1995 to March 2002, Mr. Pauls served as the Chief Accounting Officer of Commerce Bancorp, its Senior Vice President from January 1999 to April 2006 and its Executive Vice President from April 2006 to April 2008. Earlier in his career, Mr. Pauls was a Senior Manager in the Audit Department of Ernst & Young in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Pauls received a B.A. in Economics magna cum laude from Dickinson College. Mr. Pauls currently serves on the board of trustees of Dickinson College and as a Member of the Committees on Finance, Budget and Audit, and the Campaign Steering Committee.

A Prudenti

Honorable A. Gail Prudenti is Director of BankUnited, Inc. Judge Prudenti retired after 23 years on the bench in July to become executive director of Hofstra Law School's Center for Children Families and the Law. As Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of New York State, Judge Prudenti oversaw the administration and operation of the statewide court system, with a budget of more than $2 billion. Highlights of her judicial career include being the first woman to serve as the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department in New York State. She earned her law degree from the University of Aberdeen, in Scotland, which also awarded her an honorary Doctorate of Laws in 2004. She graduated from Marymount College with honors. Judge Prudenti will serve as a member of the BankUnited, Inc. Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Lynne Wines

Ms. Lynne Wines is Director of BankUnited, Inc. Wines served as President and CEO of First Southern Bank of Boca Raton, Fla. and was responsible for all aspects of market and operations for the $1 billion state-wide commercial bank before its acquisition by Centerstate Bank in 2014. Prior to that position, she served as President and CEO of CNL Bank, a $1.6 billion independent statewide commercial bank. Previously, she served as President and CEO of Union Bank of Florida where she managed and implemented the successful acquisition of that bank by Colonial Bank N.A. and thereafter served as Colonial Bank’s president and CEO of Commercial Banking for South Florida. Wines’ professional affiliations include a four-year term on the board of directors for the Florida Bankers Association. Wines received her bachelor’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. Ms. Wines will serve as a member of the BankUnited, Inc. Audit and Risk Committee.

Tere Blanca

Ms. Tere Blanca is Independent Director of BankUnited, Inc., since September 16, 2013. Ms. Blanca is the founder, president and chief executive officer of Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Inc., a leading Miami-based commercial property real estate advisory services and brokerage firm. Ms. Blanca has more than 25 years of experience in the South Florida real estate sector. Prior to launching Blanca Commercial Real Estate in March 2009, she served as senior managing director for Cushman & Wakefield of Florida, Inc., where she led the firm's South Florida operations. Ms. Blanca is past chair of The Beacon Council, chair of the board of directors of City Year Miami, a member of the University of Miami's President's Council, School of Business Real Estate Advisory Board, and Alumni Association Board, a member of Strategic Forum and the World Presidents' Organization Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Chapter, and an associate member of the Young Presidents' Organization. Ms. Blanca earned a B.B.A with a concentration in international marketing and finance and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami. Ms. Blanca's qualifications to serve on our Board include her leadership and management experience as well as her relationships in the business community.

Eugene DeMark

Mr. Eugene F. DeMark is Independent Director of BankUnited Inc., since September 2010. From June 1969 until his retirement in October 2009, Mr. DeMark worked for KPMG LLP, a global professional services firm. Mr. DeMark served as the Advisory Northeast Area Managing Partner at KPMG LLP from October 2005 until his retirement. Since his retirement, Mr. DeMark has been an independent consultant. From January 2010 until he joined our Board in September 2010, Mr. DeMark advised our Audit and Compensation Committees. In January 2012, Mr. DeMark joined the board of directors and audit committee of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc., a national floral and thoughtful gifting company. He joined KPMG in 1969 and was elected to its partnership in 1979. On special assignments, he worked on the research staff of the Commission on Auditor's Responsibilities, the predecessor to the Treadway Commission, formed to assess increases in fraudulent financial reporting. Mr. DeMark also developed the firm's first study guide on SEC reporting. Mr. DeMark holds a B.B.A. degree from Hofstra University, is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. DeMark has served as chairman of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, president of the Nassau County council of the Boy Scouts of America and Northeast Regional board member of the National organization, president of the Nassau Chapter of the National Association of Accountants, Treasurer of the New Long Island Partnership and chairman of the Economic Development Task Force—Project Long Island. Mr. DeMark also was active in the United Way on Long Island and in New York.

Michael Dowling

Mr. Michael J. Dowling is Independent Director of BankUnited, Inc., since May 23, 2013. Mr. Dowling is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the largest integrated healthcare system in New York State and the nation's third-largest, non-profit secular health system with more than 6,000 beds and a total workforce of more than 46,000 employees. Prior to becoming President and CEO in 2002, Mr. Dowling was the health system's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining North Shore-LIJ in 1995, he was a senior vice president at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Mr. Dowling served in New York State government for 12 years, including seven years as State Director of Health, Education and Human Services and Deputy Secretary to the Governor. He was also Commissioner of the New York State Department of Social Services. Before his public service career, Mr. Dowling was a professor of Social Policy and Assistant Dean at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services and Director of the Fordham Campus in Westchester County. Mr. Dowling is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and Chairman of the North American Board of the Smurfit School of Business at University College, Dublin, Ireland. He also serves as a board member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and board member and Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. He has an M.S.W. degree from Fordham University and honorary doctorates from Hofstra University and Dowling College. Mr. Dowling grew up in Limerick, Ireland and earned his B.A. degree from University College Cork (UCC).

A. Robert Towbin

Mr. A. Robert Towbin is Independent Director of BankUnited Inc., since April 8, 2014. Mr. Towbin has served as Executive Vice President of Stephens, Inc. since 2003 and as Managing Director from October 2001 until 2003. Mr. Towbin served as a member of the board of directors of Globecomm Systems Inc. from 1997 until December 2013. From January 2000 to November 2001, he was Co-Chairman of C.E. Unterberg, Towbin, and from 1995 to 1999 was Senior Managing Director of that firm. From January 1994 to September 1995, Mr. Towbin was President and CEO of the Russian-American Enterprise Fund, a U.S. government-owned investment company with headquarters in Moscow and New York, and offices in Khabarovsk in the Russian far east. He was later Vice Chairman of its successor fund, The U.S. Russia Investment Fund. From January 1987 until January 1994, Mr. Towbin was co-head of Technology Investment Banking of Lehman Brothers, and from 1959 to 1987 was Vice Chairman and a Director of L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin Holdings Inc. and its predecessor companies. Mr. Towbin received his B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1957. Mr. Towbin's qualifications to serve on our Board include his extensive background in leadership and management, as well as his public company and financial experience.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John Kanas

12,062,300

Leslie Lunak

2,272,600

Thomas Cornish

3,477,850

Joseph Roberto

1,888,150

Rajinder Singh

5,650,030

Mark Bagnoli

781,282

Jeffrey Starr

1,020,730

Douglas Pauls

298,054

A Prudenti

--

Lynne Wines

--

Tere Blanca

--

Eugene DeMark

--

Michael Dowling

--

A. Robert Towbin

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As Of  30 Dec 2015