Subject: Sir Robert Fairbairn

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Sir Robert Fairbairn  is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He is a Vice Chairman of the firm. He chairs the Human Capital Committee and Global Executive Committee Talent Subcommittee, and is a member of the Global Executive Committee, Global Operating Committee, and Director of BlackRock’s U.S. Mutual Fund Boards. Previously, Fairbairn served as global head of the Retail and iShares businesses. Prior to that, he served as head of the Global Client Group and Chairman of BlackRock’s International Businesses. His service with the firm dates back to 1993, including his years with Mercury Asset Management (Mercury) and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. From 1990 to 1993, he was with Lazard Investors’ business development team. Prior to that, he spent five years with GT Management as an investment manager. He earned BA degrees in history, economics, and Russian studies from Durham University in 1987.

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Subject: Derek Stein

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Derek Stein is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He is a Senior Managing Director and is Global Head of Technology & Operations. Stein’s service with the firm dates back to 2005, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Before joining BGI, Stein was an executive vice president at Knight Capital. Prior to that, Stein spent 10 years with Merrill Lynch & Co. Earlier, he spent several years as a senior manager with Ernst and Young’s capital markets and banking management consulting practice. Before moving to the U.S. from South Africa, Stein managed a long/short equity fund and was a practicing Chartered Accountant. Stein earned a BA degree in computer science and an MS degree in finance, both from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.

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Black Rock, Inc