Road to Cape Town Conference Call “16 Days to Cape Town,” Thursday, September 30th at 11am EDT (15h00GMT)

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Robert Doll, Vice Chairman, Chief Investment Officer, BlackRock Advisors, LLC

Mr. Robert C. Doll Jr. is the Vice Chairman, Director, and Chief Investment Officer of Global Equities at BlackRock Advisors, LLC. He joined the firm in June 1999. Mr. Doll also serves as the President, Portfolio Manager, and Chief Investment Officer at BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited. He is a Member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Lead Portfolio Manager of the firm's large cap series funds. Mr. Doll is also the President at Fund Asset Management, ... L.P. He has held this post since 2001. Mr. Doll is the President at Princeton Services Inc. and Princeton Administrators LP. He is a Portfolio Manager at BlackRock Investment Management LLC. Previously, Mr. Doll was the President and Chief Investment Officer at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, L.P. He was the Senior Vice President at Merrill Lynch & Company Inc. Mr. Doll was the Co-Head of Americas Region at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, L.P. and Fund Asset Management, L.P., from 2000 to 2001. He was the Senior Vice President at the firms from 1999 to 2001. Previously, Mr. Doll was the Chief Investment Officer for Equities at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, L.P. Americas from June 1999 to November 1999. Prior to that, he was the Chief Investment Officer at Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. from 1998 to June 1999. Mr. Doll was the Chief Investment Officer at the firm in 1999, an Executive Vice President from 1991 to 1999, and a Member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He is a Director of 40 registered investment companies consisting of 63 portfolios in the complex of funds advised by Fund Asset Management, L.P. and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, L.P. Mr. Doll is a Trustee and Director at Merrill Lynch USA Government Reserves. He is a Director of Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund II Inc. Mr. Doll has held this post since 2004. He is Director at BlackRock, Inc., Princeton Services Inc., Enhanced Equity Yield Fund, Inc., and MuniYield Arizona Fund, Inc. Mr. Doll has held this post since 2005. He is a C.F.A. charter holder and a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Doll earned his M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Economics.

Sarah Groves, Christian Artist

Sara Groves, a former high school teacher in her native Rosemont, Minnesota, burst onto the gospel scene at the dawn of the new millennium with her fresh vocals and spiritual songwriting. She's been compared to the likes of Shawn Colvin and Rich Mullins, however, Sara defines her own musical demeanor. She cannot be limited to one exact label, for her contemporary Christian hooks also mold into delicate pop. Signed to Epic, Groves issued her debut, Conversations in early 2001, followed by a string of successful albums including All Right Here (2002), Other Side of Something (2004), Add to the Beauty (2005), Tell Me What You Know (2007), O Holy Night (2008) and Fireflies and Songs (2009).

Ram Gidoomal

Ram Gidoomal CBE FCGI CCMI FRSA ARCS came to Britain from East Africa as a refugee in 1967. He is an entrepreneur, and former UK Group Chief Executive of the Inlaks Group, a multinational business with seven thousand employees. Ram Gidoomal is Chairman of Winning Communications Partnership, South Asian Development Partnership, Citylife (Industrial and Provident Society) Ltd. And The Employability Forum. He is a Board Member of the Institute of Employment Studies, Think London and the Companions of the Chartered Management Institute. He was a founder trustee and chairman of the Christmas Cracker charity, which has given thousands of young people direct entrepreneurial experience and which has raised over £5 million for projects in developing countries. A Trustee of Forum for the Future, he is a non-executive director of Amsphere Ltd., Nirmaan Bharati SAAVS (India), Six Senses BVI and the International Justice Mission (USA). He is the author of several books including The UK Maharajahs and The British and how to deal with them: Doing Business with Britain’s Ethnic Communities. He is a governor of Kings College School, Wimbledon, a Crown Appointee on the Court & Council of Imperial College where he chairs the Student Trustee Board and the Research Ethics Committee.

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