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Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp (FSFR.OQ)

FSFR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bernard Berman

46 2017 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Steven Noreika

41 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Kerry Acocella

36 2015 Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary

James Castro-Blanco

57 2016 Independent Director

Richard Cohen

62 2016 Independent Director

Richard Dutkiewicz

61 2013 Independent Director

Jeffrey Kay

49 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bernard Berman

Mr. Bernard D. Berman serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Berman has served as a director of the Company since May 2013 and as Chairman of the Board since January 2014. Mr. Berman also served as president of the Company from May 2013 to January 2014. Mr. Berman has also been a member of FSC’s board since February 2009 and the chairman of FSC’s board since September 2014. He was also FSC’s president from February 2010 to September 2014, secretary from October 2007 to September 2014, and chief compliance officer from April 2009 to May 2013. From September 2014 until his resignation in June 2015, Mr. Berman served on the board of directors of Fifth Street Asset Management Inc. (“FSAM”), the publicly traded asset manager that indirectly owns our investment adviser. Mr. Berman also serves as the co-president and chief compliance officer of FSAM. Mr. Berman also serves as the president of our investment adviser and has served on its investment committee since its founding in November 2007. Prior to joining the group of affiliated companies, including our investment adviser (collectively “Fifth Street”) in 2004, Mr. Berman was a corporate attorney from 1995 to 2004, during which time he negotiated and structured a variety of investment transactions. Mr. Berman received a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University.

Steven Noreika

Mr. Steven M. Noreika, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Noreika has served as the Company’s chief financial officer since July 2015 and was previously chief financial officer of the Company from November 2013 to July 2014 and controller of the Company from July 2013 to November 2013. Mr. Noreika also currently serves as the chief financial officer of FSC and Fifth Street Management, our investment adviser, and the chief financial officer of FSC CT, our administrator. In addition, Mr. Noreika was the chief accounting officer of FSAM from July 2014 to July 2015. Mr. Noreika joined Fifth Street in September 2008, when he began serving as chief financial officer of Fifth Street Management, and has held various finance and accounting positions with such entities. Prior to joining Fifth Street, from 2002 to 2008, Mr. Noreika was a manager of internal financial reporting at Time Warner Inc., where he was responsible for various aspects of financial reporting, financial systems design and implementation. Prior to that, he managed audit and tax engagements at Marcum & Kliegman, LLP (now Marcum LLP) for clients in various industries, predominantly financial services, real estate, new media and entertainment. Mr. Noreika is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Pace University. He is also a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Kerry Acocella

Ms. Kerry S. Acocella is the Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary of the Company. She has been the Company’s chief compliance officer and secretary since October 2015 and has also served as chief compliance officer of Fifth Street Management since October 2015. Ms. Acocella has been FSC’s chief compliance officer and secretary since October 2015. Ms. Acocella has also served as secretary of FSAM since October 2015. Ms. Acocella serves as Executive Director, Legal for Fifth Street Management and has held positions within the Fifth Street Legal Department since February 2013. Prior to that Ms. Acocella was Senior Corporate Counsel — Corporate and Securities for Weight Watchers International, Inc. from August 2010 to February 2013. Ms. Acocella began her career as a corporate attorney with Morrison & Foerster LLP where she practiced in the mergers and acquisitions and securities areas from 2005 to 2010. Ms. Acocella holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.

James Castro-Blanco

Mr. James Castro-Blanco is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Castro-Blanco has been a member of the Board since October 2016. He has also been a member of the board of directors of Fifth Street Finance Corp. (“FSC”) since August 2014. Mr. Castro-Blanco has over 20 years of experience as an attorney in both the private and public sectors. Since December 2010, Mr. Castro-Blanco has served as the chief deputy county attorney for Westchester County, New York, where he advises numerous elected officials, boards and commissions and is the lead attorney on high profile matters involving Westchester County. Mr. Castro-Blanco also served as counsel with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP from January 2007 to December 2010, where he provided business and risk management advice to businesses and individuals. In 2006, Mr. Castro-Blanco was appointed a special master by a United States District Court Judge to investigate and report upon alleged financial improprieties in the management of a pension plan where he served until 2009. Mr. Castro-Blanco also served as a former assistant United States attorney from February 1994 to November 1996, where Mr. Castro-Blanco investigated and prosecuted individuals and organizations involved in RICO, money-laundering and other financial crimes. Prior to that, he was an attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP from September 1991 to February 1994, where he worked on antitrust and complex corporate litigation matters. Mr. Castro-Blanco graduated from Brooklyn Law School where he was the Articles Editor of the Law Review. Mr. Castro-Blanco also holds a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany. Mr. Castro-Blanco has served on the Board of Trustees for St. John’s Riverside Hospital and is the chair of the Liability Committee, helping guide the institution through the myriad changes in today’s healthcare environment.

Richard Cohen

Mr. Richard W. Cohen is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. He has been a member of the Board since April 2016. Mr. Cohen is the Chairman of Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C. (“Lowey”), a law firm that represents investors and directors in public companies, including closed-end funds. Mr. Cohen joined Lowey as an attorney in 1998 and has served as a director since 2005. He previously served as the President of Lowey from 2008 to 2014. Mr. Cohen was a director of Crossroads Capital, Inc., a business development company, from July 2015 to June 2016 and served as a member of the valuation, audit and nominating committees. Mr. Cohen also served as a director of MGT Capital Company, a holding company, where he was also a member of its audit committee, from 2012 to 2013. Mr. Cohen is admitted to practice law in New York and Pennsylvania, and the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 11th Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Eastern District of Michigan and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Cohen received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law.

Richard Dutkiewicz

Mr. Richard P. Dutkiewicz is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Dutkiewicz has been a member of the Board since May 2013. He has also been a member FSC’s board of directors since February 2010. He is an independent financial and operational adviser. Prior to his current position, he was a managing director at Capital Insight, LLC, a private investment bank, from March 2013 to November 2013. Previously, he was an independent financial and management consultant affiliated with Exxedus Capital Partners from September 2012 to March 2013. From May 2010 to April 2013, Mr. Dutkiewicz served on the Board of Directors of Motor Sport Country Club Holdings, Inc., which sells balancing technology for rotating devices in the automotive industry. From April 2010 to March 2012, Mr. Dutkiewicz was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Real Mex Restaurants, Inc., which filed for bankruptcy in October 2011. Mr. Dutkiewicz previously served as chief financial officer of Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. from October 2003 to April 2010. From May 2003 to October 2003, Mr. Dutkiewicz was vice president-information technology of Sirenza Microdevices, Inc. In May 2003, Sirenza Microdevices, Inc. acquired Vari-L Company, Inc. From January 2001 to May 2003, Mr. Dutkiewicz was vice president-finance and chief financial officer of Vari-L Company, Inc. From April 1995 to January 2001, Mr. Dutkiewicz was vice president-finance, chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer of Coleman Natural Products, Inc., located in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Dutkiewicz’s previous experience includes senior financial management positions at Tetrad Corporation, MicroLithics Corporation and various divisions of United Technologies Corporation. Mr. Dutkiewicz began his career as an Audit Manager at KPMG LLP. Mr. Dutkiewicz received a B.B.A. degree from Loyola University of Chicago and passed the CPA exam in 1978.

Jeffrey Kay

Mr. Jeffrey R. Kay is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kay has been a member of the Board since May 2013. Mr. Kay has over 20 years of marketing and entrepreneurial experience. Over the past ten years, Mr. Kay has founded and operated two different successful businesses providing marketing services and consulting to Fortune 500 companies. Currently, he is the founder and managing director of Brandfan, Inc., a marketing firm that specializes in working with consumer-oriented companies to build revenue-generating digital marketing partnerships. From March 2011 to July 2012, Mr. Kay was the vice president of business development for Fanscape, Inc., a division of Omnicom Group specializing in social media marketing, during which time he also established and managed the company’s New York office. From March 2003 to December 2010, Mr. Kay was senior vice president, strategy & concept development at Eastwest Marketing Group, Inc., an independent consumer-oriented marketing services and consulting firm. Mr. Kay’s previous experience includes founding and operating Performance Marketing Communications, an independent consumer-oriented marketing services agency, and holding management positions at various marketing agencies. Mr. Kay graduated from the University of Maryland College of Business and Management with a B.S. in Marketing and Business Administration.