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Samuel R. Chapin

Retired Executive Vice Chairman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mr. Chapin was appointed Executive Vice Chairman of Global Corporate & Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in February 20I0, where he was responsible for managing relationships with some of the firm's largest clients. Mr. Chapin retired from the firm as of June 30, 2016.

Mr. Chapin was named Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch & Co in September 2003 and was a member of the firm's executive Operating Committee.  From 2001 to 2003, he was Senior Vice President and Head of the Global Investment Banking division.  Prior to that, he led the group within investment banking that covered industrial companies.  He actively managed the firm's relationships with clients primarily in the industrial, resources and consumer products industries.  Mr. Chapin has worked on a broad range of financings and strategic advisory assignments totaling more than $500 billion.  Investment Dealers' Digest also named him Investment Banker of the Year.

Mr. Chapin joined Merrill Lynch in 1984 as a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions group and was named a managing director in Corporate Banking in 1993.  He previously worked for Chase Manhattan Bank for three years in the corporate banking group.  He is also a member of the board of directors of the Roundabout Theatre Company. He also serves on the board of trustees at Lafayette College and is a director for the Wharton Financial Advisory Board.

Mr. Chapin received a Bachelor of Arts from Lafayette College, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He also received a Master of Business Administration, with distinction, from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Chapin brings to our board extensive knowledge of the industrial marketplace, along with deep experience in strategic advisory, mergers and acquisitions, and deal financing for a wide range of transactions.