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Christopher J. Swift Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

Christopher J. Swift

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

The Hartford

Director since 2014

Christopher J. Swift is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Hartford, a 200-year-old national leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. Swift is responsible for the company’s strategy and growth, its capital allocation and the company’s performance, culture and leadership.

As CEO, Swift has focused The Hartford’s portfolio of businesses, reduced the size and risk of its legacy variable annuity liabilities and transformed the operations of the company. This resulted in creating industry-leading total shareholder return, increased financial strength and greater strategic and operational flexibility.

Swift joined The Hartford in March 2010 and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer through June 2014. In that position, Swift played a central role in the company’s financial turnaround and strategic transformation, strengthening the balance sheet and creating greater capital flexibility. During this time, the company’s highly successful strategic Transformation Program reported to Swift.

Swift also led the team that developed the company’s go-forward strategy, resulting in a sharply focused company with fast-improving businesses, as well as three strategically important divestitures, which were completed in nine months and at attractive valuations to highly-regarded counterparties. More recently, Swift managed the sale of The Hartford’s wholly-owned Japanese annuity subsidiary, which significantly reduced the company’s risk profile.

Previously, Swift held senior leadership and finance roles at American International Group (AIG). He began his career in public accounting at KPMG LLP focused on financial services, and was eventually appointed head of the Global Insurance Industry Practice.

Swift earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Marquette University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Swift has been a long-standing supporter of diversity and inclusion in the insurance industry, including his role as the former executive sponsor of the Professional Women’s Network at The Hartford and his current role on the board of Catalyst. He is Chairman of the Board of the American Insurance Association, sits on the board of the Insurance Information Institute and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Villanova School of Business. Swift is a member of the Business Council, The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Financial Services Roundtable, the International Insurance Society and the Insurance Development Forum.

Robert B. Allardice III Retired Regional Chief Executive Officer, North and South America

Robert B. Allardice III

Retired Regional Chief Executive Officer, North and South America

Deutsche Bank Americas Holding Corporation

Director since 2008

Board Committees: Audit, Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee (Chairman)

Mr. Allardice is a retired regional chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank Americas Holding Corporation, North and South America. He began his financial services career at Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., where he spent nearly 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility. He co-founded the company's Merger Arbitrage Department and later became chief operating officer of the Equity Department. He was also a founding member of Morgan Stanley's Finance Committee. Following Morgan Stanley, he was a consultant to Smith Barney, and later with Deutsche Bank Americas Holding Corporation, where he held the positions of regional chief executive officer, North and South America, and of advisory director, among other posts. Mr. Allardice is a member of the Boards of Directors of Ellington Residential REIT and Gas Log Partners.

Mr. Allardice has over thirty-five years of experience in the financial services industry, including at the senior executive officer level. As a senior leader at multiple complex financial institutions, Mr. Allardice demonstrated skills in key management disciplines that are relevant to the oversight of the Company's business, including strategic planning, risk management, finance and financial reporting. Mr. Allardice's experience interfacing with regulators and establishing governance frameworks acquired through his years of service in the industry is relevant to the oversight of the Company's highly regulated businesses. Further, his experience leading capital markets-based businesses is relevant to the oversight of the Company's HIMCO and corporate finance activities.

Trevor Fetter Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Trevor Fetter

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Tenet Healthcare Corporation

Director since 2007

Board Committees: Compensation & Management Development, Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee

Mr. Fetter was named president of Tenet Healthcare Corporation effective November 2002, was appointed chief executive officer in September 2003 and chairman in May 2015. From March 2000 to November 2002, Mr. Fetter served as chairman and chief executive officer of Broadlane, Inc., a provider of technology solutions for the healthcare industry. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Fetter served as chief financial officer of Tenet Healthcare. He currently serves on the Board of Dean’s Advisors of the Harvard Business School.

As the chief executive officer of a publicly-traded healthcare company, Mr. Fetter has demonstrated his ability to lead the management and operations of a complex, highly regulated organization. Mr. Fetter's experience has equipped him with skills and disciplines that are important to the oversight of the Company's business, including strategic planning, operational and risk management, regulatory affairs, leadership development and corporate governance. As the chief financial officer of a publicly-traded company, Mr. Fetter also gained experience in corporate finance, financial reporting and the capital markets, all of which are relevant to the oversight of the Company's operations and corporate finance activities.

Kathryn Mikells Chief Financial Officer and Director

Kathryn Mikells

Chief Financial Officer and Director

Diageo plc

Director since 2010

Board Committees: Audit Committee, Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee

Ms. Mikells is the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of Diageo plc, a position she has held since November 2015. Previously, Ms. Mikells served as Chief Financial Officer of Xerox Corporation from May 2013 to November 2015, ADT Security Services from April 2012 to May 2013 and Nalco Company from October 2010 to December 2011.

From 1994 to October 2010, Ms. Mikells served in roles of increasing responsibility for UAL Corporation, the parent company of United Airlines, including Vice President of Investor Relations for United, Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, Vice President and Treasurer, Vice President of Corporate Real Estate, Director of Corporate Planning and Chief Financial Officer of Mileage Plus. Most recently, Ms. Mikells served as UAL Corporation's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, positions she was appointed to in July 2009 and named to in August 2008, respectively.

Ms. Mikells has demonstrated the ability to lead the financial management of multi-national, complex organizations. Her extensive experience as a senior leader in corporate finance has provided her with skills in key management disciplines that are relevant to the oversight of the Company's business, including strategic planning, financial reporting, capital markets, investor relations, regulatory affairs, talent development and risk management.

Michael G. Morris Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael G. Morris

Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

American Electric Power Company, Inc.

Director since 2004

Board Committees: Audit Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee

Mr. Morris served as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Electric Power Company, Inc. ("AEP") from 2004 to 2011. He served as Chairman of AEP from February 2004 until December 2013. He previously was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northeast Utilities from August 1997 to December 2003. Mr. Morris is a member of the Boards of Directors of Alcoa, Inc., L Brands, Inc. and Spectra Energy Corp. Mr. Morris also served as a director of Cincinnati Bell from 2003 to 2008 and Nuclear Electric Insurance Ltd. from 2002-2011.

Mr. Morris has extensive operational and management experience acquired through his service as the chief executive officer of multiple publicly-traded companies in the highly regulated energy industry. As a senior leader responsible for the management of complex business operations, Mr. Morris has experience in areas that are relevant to the oversight of the Company's business, including strategic planning, risk management, regulatory affairs, leadership development and corporate governance. Further, he has served on the Board of Directors of several publicly-traded companies where he has acquired experience in overseeing complex operations.

Thomas A. Renyi Presiding Director, The Hartford; Retired Executive Chairman of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

Thomas A. Renyi

Presiding Director, The Hartford; Retired Executive Chairman of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

Director since March 2010

Board Committees: Compensation and Management Development Committee, Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee

Mr. Renyi served as Executive Chairman of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation from July 2007 until he retired in August 2008. Prior to that he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and The Bank of New York, from February 1998 to July 2007. His career at The Bank of New York Mellon and its predecessor company spanned almost four decades and included key leadership roles in securities servicing, credit policy, capital markets, and domestic and international banking. He also headed the transition team responsible for integrating Irving Trust Company into Bank of New York. Mr. Renyi is a member of the Boards of Directors of Royal Bank of Canada and Public Service Energy Enterprise Group and a former member of the Board of Directors of RiskMetrics Group, Inc. He is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York.

Mr. Renyi has nearly forty years of experience in the financial services industry, including nearly ten years of experience at the chairman and chief executive officer level. Mr. Renyi has acquired skills in areas that are relevant to the oversight of the Company's operations through his years of service as a senior leader, including strategic planning, capital markets, operational and risk management, corporate governance and leadership development. Through his service on the Board of Directors of several publicly-traded companies, he has acquired experience in overseeing complex operations.

Julie G. Richardson Former Partner, Providence Equity Partners

Julie G. Richardson

Former Partner, Providence Equity Partners

Director since January 2014

Board Committees: Audit Committee (Chairman), Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee

Ms. Richardson is a former partner of Providence Equity Partners, a leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education and information companies around the world. Prior to becoming a senior advisor in 2012, she was a partner and head of the firm’s New York Office from where she also led the firm’s global communications investment practice. Ms. Richardson is a member of the Board of Directors of VEREIT. From 2009 until 2012, Ms. Richardson served as a member of the Board of Directors of Stream Global Services, Inc. Before joining Providence in 2003, Ms. Richardson served as vice chairman of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.’s investment banking division and head of its telecommunications, media and technology group. Earlier in her career, Ms. Richardson was a managing director at Merrill Lynch & Co.

With over 25 years of financial services experience as a banker and investment professional at some of the world’s largest financial services firms, Ms. Richardson has demonstrated skills in key management disciplines that are relevant to the oversight of the Company’s business, including capital markets, finance and operational expertise.

Teresa Wynn Roseborough Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Teresa Wynn Roseborough

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

The Home Depot

Director since 2015

Board Committees: Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee, Compensation and Management Development Committee

Ms. Roseborough currently serves as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of The Home Depot. Previously, she held several legal positions at MetLife, including senior chief counsel and deputy general counsel. Prior to joining MetLife, Ms. Roseborough was a partner with the law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP and a deputy assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice. She also served as a law clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ms. Roseborough brings significant business, regulatory, compliance, risk management and corporate governance expertise to The Hartford’s board of directors. Her insurance background and government experience position her well to advise the board and management team on strategic, risk management and regulatory matters, strengthening The Hartford’s ability to innovate and grow its businesses while delivering value for shareholders.

Virginia P. Ruesterholz Retired Executive Vice President of Verizon Communications

Virginia P. Ruesterholz

Retired Executive Vice President of Verizon Communications

Director since May 2013

Board Committees: Compensation and Management Development Committee (Chairman), Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Virginia P. Ruesterholz was the Executive Vice President of Verizon Communications, responsible for overseeing key strategic initiatives, a position she assumed on Jan. 1, 2012 and held until her retirement in July 2012. From 2009 to 2011, she served as President of the former Verizon Services Operations (VSO), a $10 billion global shared-services business group with over 25,000 employees that operated Verizon’s wireline network as well as the finance operations, real estate and supply chain services that supported all Verizon companies. Ms. Ruesterholz joined New York Telephone as a manager in 1984. During her twenty-eight year career, she served in positions of increasing responsibility including serving as President of Verizon Telecom, where she was responsible for sales, customer service, operations and IT for the consumer, general business and domestic wholesale markets and President of Verizon Partner Solutions responsible for Verizon’s wholesale business. She is Chair of the Board of Trustees at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Ms. Ruesterholz’s extensive senior leadership experience at Verizon, a global and highly regulated organization, positions her well to advise the Board and senior management on a wide range of strategic, operational and financial matters. She is able to provide insights into many aspects of the Company’s business including sales, customer service, operational and risk management, and information technology, all essential to the Company’s growth strategy. Ms. Ruesterholz also brings to the Board substantial financial expertise acquired through her role as President of various divisions within Verizon and most recently as Chair of the Finance Committee and Member of the Audit Committee at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Charles B. Strauss Retired President and Chief Executive Officer

Charles B. Strauss

Retired President and Chief Executive Officer

Unilever United States, Inc

Director since 2001

Board Committees: Audit Committee, Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (Chairman)

Mr. Strauss served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Unilever United States, Inc., a primary business group of Unilever, the international food and home and personal care organization, from May 2000 until his retirement in December 2004. While at Unilever, he also held the positions of Group President, Unilever Home and Personal Care-North America since September 1999 and Chairman of the North America Committee, which coordinates Unilever's North American activities. Mr. Strauss served as a member of the Board of Directors at Aegis Group plc from 2003 until 2013. Mr. Strauss also served on the Board of Directors of Unilever plc and Unilever N.V. from 2000 to 2004 and The Hershey Company from 2007 to 2009.

Mr. Strauss has extensive experience guiding large, complex organizations acquired through nearly two decades of service as an executive in the consumer products industry, including at the chief executive officer level. As the leader of a large, publicly-traded company with global operations, Mr. Strauss demonstrated skills in areas that are relevant to the oversight of the Company, including strategic planning, complex distribution channels, risk management, leadership development and corporate governance. Mr. Strauss also has experience in corporate finance and financial reporting. Further, he has served on the Board of Directors of several publicly-traded companies where he has acquired experience in overseeing complex operations.

H. Patrick Swygert President Emeritus

H. Patrick Swygert

President Emeritus

Howard University

Director since 1996

Board Committees: Compensation and Management Development Committee, Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Mr. Swygert is President Emeritus and emeritus professor of law at Howard University. He previously served as President of Howard University, Washington, D.C., a position he held from August 1995 until his retirement as President in June 2008. He was President of the University at Albany, State University of New York, from 1990 to 1995. Mr. Swygert is a member of the Board of Directors of United Technologies Corporation, and the Advisory Council for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture and also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Eisenhower Fellowships.

Mr. Swygert brings significant and valuable leadership experience to the Board demonstrated in nearly two decades of service as the president of two major universities. Mr. Swygert led the academic and financial revitalization of both Howard University and the University of Albany, gaining experience in strategic planning, risk management and governance. Mr. Swygert's leadership roles at educational, governmental and cultural organizations provide him with a unique perspective on civic and cultural issues. Further, he has served on the Board of Directors of several publicly traded companies where he has acquired experience in overseeing complex operations.