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Anthony T. Grant is the Chief Executive Officer of
Grant Business Strategies, Inc.

Mr. Grant is the former small business division executive for the North and South Carolina banking groups for Bank of America. In this capacity, Mr. Grant was responsible for all small business banking activities throughout the Carolinas. Additionally, Mr. Grant was responsible for all government lending and Community Markets President activities in the two states.

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Mr. Grant also served as president of Bank of America's Professional African American Banking Group and was responsible for managing middle market commercial, consumer, business banking, premier and private banking activities on a nationwide scale for high-valued African American clients. Responsibilities included a targeted focus on developing investment banking opportunities and the integration of wealth building products and services for the high valued African American individuals and businesses.

Grant joined Bank of America in 1982 as a management trainee in South Carolina and rose through the ranks of commercial

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lending to the position of regional commercial banking executive in the five-county Central Region of South Carolina. He was named Asset Quality Review Chairman for the Corporate Risk Policy Group in 1997.

The South Carolina native is a cum laude graduate of South Carolina State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He also completed two commercial lending executive programs at the University of Virginia Colgate-Darden Graduate School of Business.

A dedicated civic volunteer, Grant has served as chairman of the South Carolina State University board of trustees, the United Negro College Fund Campaign chairman in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a two-time chairman of the United Negro College Fund's annual scholarship campaign in Columbia, SC. He also served as an executive committee member of the National Urban League board of trustees, and was chairman and founding member of the 100 Black Men in Columbia, S.C.

Grant is a current board member of Fayetteville State University, North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry (NCCBI), The United Way of Central Carolinas, United Way of Central Carolinas Alexis de Tocqueville Society, and appointed to the United Way of America's National Leadership Council (Alexis de Tocqueville).

Grant, appointed by South Carolina's governor, also served as chairman of the state's Commission on Racial Relations. For his service to the state of South Carolina, Grant received the Order of the Palmetto in 1994, the highest state honor a civilian can receive. In addition, the South Carolina State Department of Education has acknowledged his work recognizing public school teachers.

He has received such honors as his alma mater's National Distinguished Alumnus Award, the National Urban League's Volunteer Services Award, the Randolph Canzater Lifetime Achievement Award for Corporate and Community Service, the Donald H. McGarmon Award for contributions to the National Urban League in 1999 and the Charlotte Post's People of Prominence Award in 2001. The national office of Omega Psi Phi fraternity presented Grant with the Eagle Award, the fraternity's highest award, and inducted him into its Inaugural Hall of Fame in 1999. Grant was the recipient of the 2001 Maya Angelou/United Negro College Fund Tribute to Achievement Award.

Grant and his wife, Helen, have two sons (Hamilton and Alexander) and twin daughters (Kristina and Katherine). 01/10/02

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