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CEO Coaching International® Congratulates Client Lima One Capital on Acquisition Agreement with MFA Financial, Inc.

MIAMI, Fla., May 28, 2021 – CEO Coaching International®, the leading firm coaching CEOs and leadership teams at more than 370 companies globally, congratulates its client Lima One Capital and its CEO Jeff Tennyson for entering into an agreement to be acquired by New York-based real estate investment trust MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE: MFA)

Lima One Capital is a leading nationwide originator and servicer of business purpose loans (BPL) for residential real estate investors. The acquisition will serve as the culmination of MFA and Lima One’s multi-year partnership and will bring together MFA’s investment and capital markets expertise with Lima One’s national origination and servicing capabilities.

“When I joined Lima One in 2018, identifying additional capital providers was crucial to growing our business,” Lima One Capital CEO Jeff Tennyson stated in a press release. “We were fortunate to have MFA move from a whole loan buyer to a true strategic partner that same year. Our team has built a best-in-class platform with a strong culture and brand, and we are excited to take this partnership to the next level by fully combining our respective capabilities. Demand for all of our products has never been greater and joining MFA will expand our ability to compete and be the first call for real estate investors.”

“This acquisition agreement validates Jeff Tennyson and his team’s constant pursuit of their vision to be the nation’s premier lender for real estate investors,” said CEO Coaching International® Partner Sheldon Harris, who has worked directly with Tennyson and his management team the past 3 years. “Jeff and his team have done a terrific job scaling the business and building an excellent culture for their employees and a best-in-class customer experience for their borrowers.”

About Lima One Capital

Lima One Capital, LLC is a leading nationwide originator and servicer of business purpose loans for real estate investors and has funded over $3 billion in loans since its founding in 2011. For more information, please visit www.limaone.com.

About CEO Coaching International

CEO Coaching International works with CEOs and their leadership teams to achieve extraordinary results quarter after quarter, year after year. Known globally for its success in coaching growth-focused entrepreneurs to meaningful exits, CEO Coaching International has coached more than 1,000 CEOs and entrepreneurs in more than 60 countries and 45 industries. The coaches at CEO Coaching International are former CEOs, presidents, or executives who have made BIG happen. The firm’s coaches have led double-digit sales and profit growth in businesses ranging in size from startups to over $10 billion, and many are founders that have led their companies through successful eight, nine, and ten-figure exits. Companies working with CEO Coaching International for two years or more have experienced an average EBITDA CAGR of 67.8% during their time as a client, nearly four times the U.S. average and a revenue CAGR of 25.5%, more than twice the U.S. average.

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