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Margaret 'Peggy' Foran

Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary


Ms. Foran is Chief Governance Officer, Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Prudential Financial, Inc. She also oversees Shareholder Services, and the Mergers & Acquisitions, Disclosures, Capital Markets, and Derivatives divisions within the Law Department. From July 2008 until June 2009, she was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Sara Lee Corporation. Prior to joining Sara Lee in July 2008, she was Senior Vice President-Corporate Governance, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Pfizer Inc. from July 1997 until July 2008; an Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of ITT Corporation from July 1996 until July 1997 and a Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for J. P. Morgan & Co., Inc., as well as Secretary of Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, where she was employed for approximately 12 years. Previously, she was an associate with Reid & Priest.

Since 2010, Ms. Foran has served on the Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) Board of Directors where her Committee work includes: Chair of Corporate Governance, Nominating and Social Responsibility Committee; Member of Audit Committee; Executive Compensation Committee; Environmental, Health and Safety Committee; and Management Succession and Talent Development Committee.

Ms. Foran received B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) and J.D. degrees from the University of Notre Dame. She is admitted to the New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and New Jersey (in-house) Bars. Ms. Foran is a former Director of the Boards of The MONY Group Inc and MONY Life Insurance Company. She is a Trustee Emeritus of the SEC Historical Society. She is a former member of the Board of the International Corporate Governance Network Board of Governors (ICGN). She served as Co-Chair of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) and is currently Co-Chair of the CII's International Corporate Governance Committee. She is a member of The Economic Club of New York. She also serves on the Catalyst Advisory Board, and the Standing Advisory Group of Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). She is a member of the American Bar Association's Committee on Corporate Laws and the former Chair of the ABA Committee on Corporate Governance. She is a member of the ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law. Ms. Foran is a Director of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the past Chair of the ACC's Corporate and Securities Law Committee, and a recipient of ACC's 1998 "National Committee Member of the Year." Ms. Foran is the former Chairman, a former director, the former Chair of the Securities Law Committee, and the former Treasurer of the American Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. She is the former Chair of both the Coordinating Committee and the SEC Issues Committee of the Business Roundtable's Corporate Governance Task Force. Ms. Foran also serves on the Business Advisory Council of YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities, as well as the Advisory Committee of the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

She has served as a speaker and panelist for various professional associations, has written several articles on corporate governance and securities law issues and has served on several regulatory task forces.

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