Steve Wilson

STEVE WILSON founded Lapides Asset Management LLC and serves as the firm’s Chief
Investment Officer and as an Analyst/Manager. He has more than 25 years’
experience conducting hands-on, proprietary research and managing portfolios of
smaller cap securities. Prior to forming Lapides in mid-2005, he was an
Analyst/Manager at Reich & Tang from 1986. Additionally, he served for eight
years as Chief Investment Officer of the Capital Management Group at Reich &
Tang. Before joining Reich & Tang, he was President of Home Capital Services,
the investment management subsidiary of the Home Insurance Company. He has a BS
from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from New
York University. He became a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1984 and is a member
of the New York Society of Security Analysts. He was voted the top individual
analyst by managements surveyed for the 2000 Reuters Investment Research Survey
of Small to Mid Companies.