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1) Research is provided by FBRC Research department, which is independent from the Investment Banking departments of FBRC, MLV & B.Riley & Co., and has the sole authority to determine which companies receive research coverage and the recommendation contained in the coverage. In the normal course of its business, FBRC, MLV & B. Riley & Co. seek to perform investment banking and other fee generating services for companies that are the subject of FBRC research reports. Research analysts are eligible to receive bonus compensation that is based on FBR’s overall operating revenues, including revenues generated by FBRC’s, MLV’s, and B. Riley’s investment banking departments. Specific information is contained in each research report concerning FBRC.’s relationship with the company that is the subject of the report.

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