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Guild Mortgage Earns 2022 Home Possible RISE Award

Annual Freddie Mac Program Salutes Lenders Working with Low-Income Homebuyers; Guild Recognized in HFA Advantage Volume Category for Fourth Straight Year

San Diego – Dec. 19, 2022 — Guild Mortgage (NYSE: GHLD), a growth-oriented mortgage lending company originating and servicing residential loans since 1960, was recognized as a 2022 Home Possible RISE Awards® winner by Freddie Mac.

Now in its fifth year, the Home Possible RISE (Recognizing Individuals for Sustained Excellence) program honors Freddie Mac’s top clients across multiple categories for excellence in originating Home Possible® mortgage loans, which provide low down payment and other options to help very low- to low-income homebuyers.

Guild Mortgage, a recognized leader in low-to-moderate income affordable and sustainable lending, earned the Home Possible RISE Award for 2022 in the HFA Advantage® Volume category for the fourth consecutive year.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our work helping more people achieve the benefits of homeownership,” said Mary Ann McGarry, CEO of Guild Mortgage. “With programs like Home Possible, we were able to offer more options to help our low-income clients realize their dream of owning a home, with a mortgage that is affordable and sustainable over the long term. Responsibly increasing homeownership for more creditworthy borrowers is the best reward of all.”

The Home Possible RISE Awards combined volume from national Home Possible and Home Possible Advantage mortgage options. Lenders must be active Freddie Mac Seller/Servicers, and correspondent lenders and brokers must originate through those Seller/Servicers. Freddie Mac reviewed 2021 data and awarded the top organizations among several categories.

“In light of the widespread acceleration of home prices across the country, we honor the extraordinary resilience and dedication of our lender partners in helping borrowers overcome affordability challenges to achieve sustainable homeownership,” said Danny Gardner, Freddie Mac Single-Family senior vice president, client and community engagement.

The complete list of the award winners is available at FreddieMac.com/HomePossible/RISE.

Headquartered in San Diego, Guild Mortgage is a leading national lender with an established history of offering a comprehensive array of loan products and partnering with government organizations to help deliver the promise of home in every neighborhood and community. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time buyers achieve homeownership, often through government loan programs, to homebuyers looking for a jumbo loan. Guild also helps active duty and retired military personnel who qualify for VA loans with 100% financing and flexible qualifying standards. The company is consistently recognized for its impact in the communities it serves, commitment to customer service, strength in regulatory compliance, and workplace culture.

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Founded in 1960 when the modern U.S. mortgage industry was just forming, Guild Mortgage Company is a nationally recognized independent mortgage lender providing residential mortgage products and local in-house origination and servicing. Guild’s collaborative culture and commitment to diversity and inclusion enable it to deliver a personalized experience for each customer. With more than 4,000 employees and over 250 retail branches, Guild has relationships with credit unions, community banks, and other financial institutions and services loans in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Guild’s highly trained loan professionals are experienced in government-sponsored programs such as FHA, VA, USDA, down payment assistance programs and other specialized loan programs. Guild Mortgage Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guild Holdings Company, whose shares of Class A common stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GHLD.