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Board Committees

The Board of Directors has the following committees: Audit, Executive, Investment, Nominating & Corporate Governance, and Organization & Compensation. Only directors meeting the Securities and Exchange Commission’s ("SEC") and the New York Stock Exchange’s ("NYSE") director independence standards may serve on the Audit Committee, the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and the Organization & Compensation Committee. Each member of the Audit Committee is an "audit committee financial expert" as defined by the SEC, and each is “financially literate” as defined by the NYSE.