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Mary L. Schapiro

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Mary L. Schapiro, Vice Chair for Public Policy and Special Advisor to the Founder and Chairman of Bloomberg L.P.; Former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Director since May 2017

Age 64

Since October 2018, Ms. Schapiro has been Vice Chair for Public Policy and Special Advisor to the Chairman and Founder of Bloomberg, L.P. From January 2014 to present, Ms. Schapiro has also served as the Vice Chair of Promontory Advisory Board, part of Promontory Financial Group, a leading strategy, risk management and regulatory compliance firm. She previously served as managing director of Promontory Financial Group from March 2013 through January 2014. From January 2009 through December 2012, Ms. Schapiro was Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, becoming the first woman to serve as that agency’s Chairman. Prior to becoming SEC Chairman, Ms. Schapiro was Chairman and CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from 2006 through 2008, and prior to that held a number of key executive positions at FINRA and its predecessor from 1996 through 2006. She also served as Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from 1994 to 1996, and was the first person to serve as Chairman of both the CFTC and the SEC. Ms. Schapiro is also a director of Morgan Stanley, a financial services company, and was formerly a director of General Electric Company and of The London Stock Exchange Group plc until her retirement from those boards in 2018.

Ms. Schapiro’s experience in leading the SEC, FINRA and the CFTC makes her extremely well qualified to join our Board. Ms. Schapiro’s leadership of the SEC during the turbulent period that followed the 2008 financial crisis, one of the busiest rulemaking periods in the agency’s history, demonstrates her ability to navigate through a difficult and complex regulatory and political environment. The Board believes that her skills fill important needs in the areas of legal and regulatory compliance, finance, risk management, and public policy and government affairs.