The incumbent Trustee nominees are Bruce B. Bingham, William E. Chapman, II, Edward J. Kaier
, Steven J. Paggioli, Eric Rakowski, Thomas R. Schneeweis, and Christine C. Carsman.
The Board has proposed the following ten nominees for election by shareholders (each a “Nominee”), each to hold office for an indefinite term until his or her death, resignation, retirement, removal, bankruptcy, adjudicated incompetence or other incapacity to perform the duties of the office of a Trustee in accordance with the Trust’s organizational documents and policies adopted by the Board from time to time: Bruce B. Bingham, William E. Chapman, II, Edward J. Kaier
, Kurt Keilhacker, Steven J. Paggioli, Richard F. Powers III, Eric Rakowski, Victoria Sassine, Thomas R. Schneeweis and Christine C. Carsman.
Bingham, Chapman, Kaier
, Paggioli, Rakowski and Schneeweis and Ms. Carsman are collectively referred to herein as the “Incumbent Trustee Nominees.” Messrs.
, Paggioli, Rakowski and Schneeweis are Independent Trustee incumbents who were previously elected by shareholders, and Mr. Bingham is an Independent Trustee incumbent who was previously appointed by the Board and is standing for election by shareholders for the first time.
Of the seven incumbent Trustees, five (Messrs. Chapman, Kaier
, Paggioli, Rakowski and Schneeweis) were elected by shareholders in 2000.
Edward J. Kaier, 67
Trustee since 2000; Chairman of the Audit Committee
Attorney at Law and Partner, Teeters Harvey Gilboy & Kaier LLP (2007-Present); Attorney at Law and Partner, Hepburn Willcox Hamilton & Putnam, LLP (1977-2007)
Edward J. Kaier