Independent TrusteeMr. Peter S. Drotch is Independent Trustee of the Company. He has also served as the Chairperson of the Boards Audit Committee since January 1, 2015. Prior to his retirement in 2000, he was a partner at the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he was the leader of the firms U.S. Investment Management practice group and a member of its global leadership team where he acquired extensive experience with respect to audits and other financial matters relating to registered investment companies. Since his retirement, he also has served on the boards of registered investment companies in other fund complexes from 2005 to 2007 and as a consultant with respect to investment company regulatory compliance matters. Mr. Drotch is also a Director of First Marblehead Corporationrationration, Tufts Health Plan, and the University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc
Age: 74 Executive Since 2007Drotch holds a B.S. from the University of Connecticut and is a retired Certified Public Accountant.