Committee Composition

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  Audit Nominating and Governance Compensation
Garland S. Tucker III Chairman of the Board      
E. Ashton Poole      
Steven C. Lilly      
W. McComb Dunwoody Independent Director     Member of Compensation Committee
Mark M. Gambill Independent Director   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee  
Benjamin S. Goldstein Independent Director Committee Chair for Audit Committee   Member of Compensation Committee
Mark F. Mulhern Independent Director Member of Audit Committee   Member of Compensation Committee
Simon B. Rich, Jr. Independent Director Member of Audit Committee Committee Chair for Nominating and Governance Committee  
Sherwood H. Smith, Jr. Independent Director Member of Audit Committee Member of Nominating and Governance Committee Committee Chair for Compensation Committee

Independent Director

Mr. Smith serves on our Board of Directors and is a member of our Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He currently serves as a Director of Franklin Street Partners, a privately held investment management firm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Mr. Smith is also active in his community, as he has served as a Director and Vice Chairman of the Research Triangle Foundation and as a Trustee and Chairman of the Triangle Universities Center for Advanced Studies, Inc. Until 2000 he served as a Director of Carolina Power & Light Company (now Duke Energy Corporation), a company for which he has also served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition, Mr. Smith has served as a director of Wachovia Corporation, Nortel Networks, Springs Industries, and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (Trustee). He has been a member of the Business Roundtable and The Business Council, and has served as Chairman of the North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry. Mr. Smith has both  undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.