Corporate Profile

Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RWT) is a specialty finance company focused on several distinct areas of housing credit. Our operating platforms occupy a unique position in the housing finance value chain, providing liquidity to growing segments of the U.S. housing market not served by government programs. We deliver customized housing credit investments to a diverse mix of investors, through our best-in-class securitization platforms; whole-loan distribution activities; and our publicly-traded shares. Our consolidated investment portfolio has evolved to incorporate a diverse mix of residential, business purpose and multifamily investments.

Our risk-minded culture and our values — which emphasize passion, integrity, change, growth, relationships, and results — underlie our methodical pursuit of becoming the nation’s most innovative participant in housing credit. Our goal is to provide attractive returns to shareholders through a stable and growing stream of earnings and dividends, capital appreciation, and a commitment to technological innovation that facilitates risk-minded scale. Since going public in 1994, we have managed our business through several cycles, built a track record of innovation, and a best-in-class reputation for service and a common-sense approach to credit investing. We are internally managed and have elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for federal income tax purposes.

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Corporate Responsibility

We are committed to maintaining high standards of integrity

We make a difference in the communities where we do business, govern our business with care, support and empower our people and promote environmental responsibility.

We’ve put a dedicated, cross-functional team in charge of these efforts, including members of our Investor Relations, Human Resources, Legal and Information Technology divisions. They make sure we’re doing right by our employees, shareholders, customers and community, and they regularly update our Board of Directors.

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Redwood’s Board of Directors and senior management team are committed to effective corporate governance. To achieve this, the Board maintains three standing committees: the Audit Committee, the Governance and Nominating Committee, and the Compensation Committee. The Board and its three committees conduct regularly scheduled meetings and may also hold special meetings to review key business initiatives and opportunities. We also have a Code of Ethics and a set of Corporate Governance Standards that provide a framework for operating standards and ethics at Redwood outlining what we expect of all our officers, directors, and employees. Good corporate governance is not simply corporate compliance; it is also maintaining practices that represent strong business ethics.