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Guild Mortgage Named a 2022 Best Company to Work For By National Mortgage News

Independent Mortgage Lender Recognized as One of Only Two Mortgage Companies with More than 2,000 Employees on List of Premier Employers in Annual Survey and Awards Program

SAN DIEGO – Mar. 31, 2022 — Guild Mortgage (NYSE: GHLD), a rapidly growing mortgage lending company originating and servicing residential loans since 1960, has been named one of the 2022 Best Large Mortgage Companies to Work For by National Mortgage News.

This annual survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the U.S. mortgage industry. This year’s list included 50 companies, only two of which had more than 2,000 employees. National Mortgage News honored all the winners and revealed the final rankings in a special report published on March 7, 2022.

With more than 5,000 employees, Guild made the list of Best Large Mortgage Companies to Work For, defined as companies with 500 or more employees. To determine the rankings, National Mortgage News surveyed employees on eight topics: leadership and planning; corporate culture and communications; role satisfaction; work environment; relationship with supervisor; training, development and resources; pay and benefits; and overall engagement.

“We’re proud of the culture we’ve developed at Guild over the past 60-years,” said Mary Ann McGarry, CEO of Guild Mortgage. “Guild’s culture is centered around a belief that just as we take good care of our people, they’ll take good care of our clients, and those clients will choose Guild and be our customers for life. Congratulations to everyone at Guild for helping us to make this list for the second year in a row.”

Mortgage companies from across the country applied for this award by completing a two-part survey process that evaluated each nominated organization’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics, followed by an employee survey measuring employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data, and determined the final results.

“This year’s top companies have brought their A-game in supporting their teams through continued disruption,” said Heidi Patalano, editor-in-chief of National Mortgage News at Arizent. “The events of the past two years have underscored how important it is to be a thoughtful employer that offers a number of ways to show how much they value their ‘human capital’ and these firms did it best, according to their very own employees.”

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 serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time buyers achieve homeownership, often through government loan programs, to those looking for jumbo loans. 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 community impact, 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.