EastGroup Properties

David H. Hoster II

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Hoster is Chairman of the Board of Directors, a position he has held since January 2016. Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1997 to December 2015. He has served as a director since 1993 and was President of the Company from 1993 to March 2015. His leadership experience and knowledge of the Company and the industry in which we operate, including over 40 years’ involvement with publicly held REITs and extensive experience with industrial real estate, provide valuable insight to the Board in formulating and executing the Company’s strategy. Mr. Hoster previously served on the Board of Directors of Trustmark National Bank and Trustmark Corporation until April 2016 and on the Nareit Board of Governors. He received a BA degree with honors from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.