Committee Composition

GSL's Board of Directors has established Audit, Nominating / Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees, each comprised entirely of independent directors.

The Audit Committee reports to the Board of Directors on all matters related to the preparation of our financial information and its disclosure. The Audit Committee's Charter also includes recommending the appointment and review of external auditors, performing the internal audit function, overseeing significant financial transactions and financial policy and strategy, identifying and monitoring business risks and ensuring we fully meet disclosure requirements of regulatory authorities.

The Nominating / Corporate Governance Committee reports to the Board of Directors on and is responsible for issues succession planning and the appointment, development and performance evaluation of the members of the Board and senior executives of the Company. It also assesses the adequacy and effectiveness of our Corporate Governance Guidelines, reviewing and recommending changes to the Board whenever necessary.

The Compensation Committee is responsible for and reports to the Board of Directors on the evaluation and compensation plans, reviews and determines director compensation and prepares any report on executive compensation required by the rules and regulations of the SEC.

Committee Chair = Chair Committee Member = Member
  Audit Nominating and Governance Compensation
Michael S. Gross   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee Committee Chair for Compensation Committee
Term III Director, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Gross has been a director since inception and was appointed Chairman in September 2008. Since December 2010, Mr. Gross has been the Chairman of the board of directors, Chief Executive Officer and President of Solar Senior Capital Ltd. Since December 2007, Mr. Gross has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Solar Capital Ltd, a finance company focusing on debt and equity investments in leveraged companies. Mr. Gross was the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Secretary of Marathon Acquisition Corp. from April 2006 to August 2008. Between February 2004 and February 2006, Mr. Gross was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Apollo Investment Corporation ("AIC"), a publicly traded business development company, and was the managing partner of Apollo Investment Management, L.P. ("AIM"), a leading private equity firm which he founded in 1990 and the investment adviser to AIC. From 1990 to February 2006, Mr. Gross was a senior partner at AIM. Mr. Gross currently serves on the board of directors of Jarden Corporation.

Howard Boyd Member of Audit Committee Committee Chair for Nominating and Governance Committee Member of Compensation Committee
Angus R. Frew Committee Chair for Audit Committee   Member of Compensation Committee
Guy Morel Member of Audit Committee Member of Nominating and Governance Committee  
Alain Wils      
John J. van de Merwe      
Philippe Lemonnier      

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