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Mark Pearson, Director; President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Pearson has been a director since January 2011 and currently serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Pearson has been the Chief Executive Officer of AXA Equitable Life since February 2011. Prior to his current role, Mr. Pearson served from 2008 to 2011 as the President and CEO of AXA Japan. He joined AXA in 1995 with the acquisition of National Mutual Holdings and was appointed Regional Chief Executive of AXA Asia Life in 2001. Mr. Pearson holds several board positions within the AXA Equitable Holdings family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life, MONY America and AllianceBernstein Corporation. Before joining the AXA family, Mr. Pearson spent 20 years in the insurance sector, assuming senior management positions at Hill Samuel, Schroders, National Mutual Holdings and Friends Provident.

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Nick Lane, President of AXA Equitable Life

Mr. Lane is President of AXA Equitable Life, leading the company’s Retirement, Wealth Management and Protection Solution businesses and its Marketing and Digital functions. Mr. Lane has held many leadership roles in his nearly 15-year career with the company. Most recently, he served as CEO and President of AXA Japan. Prior to this, he was Senior Executive Director at AXA Equitable Life with responsibility across the firm’s commercial divisions. From July 2008 to February 2011, Mr. Lane served as the Head of AXA Global Strategy overseeing the company’s five-year strategic plan and M&A portfolio screenings across 60 countries. In addition, he oversaw AXA Group’s asset management business serving on the boards of AXA Investment Managers, AXA Private Equity and AXA Real Estate Management. Mr. Lane joined AXA Equitable Life in 2005 as the Senior Vice President of the Strategic Initiatives Group. Prior to joining AXA Equitable Life, Mr. Lane was a consultant for McKinsey & Company and a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Lane has served as Chairman of the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) and Director at the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association (LIMRA). Mr. Lane was appointed a Director of AB in April of 2019.

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Seth Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer of AllianceBernstein Corporation

Mr. Bernstein has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of AllianceBernstein Corporation since May 2017. Mr. Bernstein is also a director of AllianceBernstein Corporation. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Bernstein was Managing Director and Global Head of Managed Solutions and Strategy at JPMorgan Asset Management. In this role, he was responsible for the management of all discretionary assets within the Private Banking client segment. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Bernstein was Managing Director and Global Head of Asset Management Solutions for JPMorgan Chase & Co. Among other roles, Mr. Bernstein was Managing Director and Global Head of Fixed Income & Currency from 2002 to 2012. Previously, Mr. Bernstein served as Chief Financial Officer at JPMorgan Chase’s investment management and private banking division. He is a member of the Board of Managers of Haverford College.

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Kermitt Brooks, General Counsel of AXA Equitable Life

Kermitt Brooks serves as the General Counsel of AXA Equitable Life. Mr. Brooks leads the legal, regulatory, compliance and government relations functions of AXA Equitable Life. Previously, Mr. Brooks served as Deputy General Counsel for AXA Equitable Life, where he expertly managed an array of complex state insurance and federal securities matters. Prior to joining AXA Equitable Life, Mr. Brooks served as First Deputy Superintendent and Acting Superintendent for the New York State Insurance Department. He also served as Deputy Attorney General for Operations at the New York State Office of Attorney General. Mr. Brooks began his career as a Commercial Litigation Associate at Nixon, Hargrave Devans & Doyle, LLP. He is currently a board member of the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Associations, the Association of Life Insurance Counsel and the Insurance Federation of New York. Mr. Brooks received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review, and a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

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Dave S. Hattem, Chief Legal Officer

Dave S. Hattem is Chief Legal Officer of AXA Equitable Holdings. Mr. Hattem is responsible for advising on the development and execution of the post-2020 EQH strategy, and ensuring outstanding corporate governance across AXA Equitable Life and AllianceBernstein. He also leads the AXA Equitable Holdings corporate secretary function. Prior to his appointment as Chief Legal Officer, Mr. Hattem served as General Counsel and Secretary of AXA Equitable Life, where he oversaw the compliance, government relations, litigation and governance functions. He was Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel from 2004 to 2010. Mr. Hattem came to AXA Equitable Life in 1994 after serving in senior management positions in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. He started as an Assistant United States Attorney in 1985 and went on to become Acting Chief and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. He began his legal career as an associate at Barrett Smith Schapiro Simon & Armstrong. In December 2017, he was elected chair of the Life Insurance Council of New York Board of Directors. Mr. Hattem received his Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School, where he was managing editor of the Law Review, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York.

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Jeffrey J. Hurd, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Hurd has strategic oversight for the company’s Human Resources, Information Technology and Communications departments. Mr. Hurd also has responsibility for the company’s Transformation Office which encompasses key functional areas including operations, data and analytics, procurement and corporate real estate. Prior to joining us in January 2018, Mr. Hurd served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at American International Group, Inc. (AIG). He amassed deep industry experience during his nearly 20-year tenure at AIG having served as the Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Deputy General Counsel and Head of Asset Management Restructuring. In addition, he was the Chief Administrative Officer for AIG Investments and the interim CEO of AIG Global Real Estate. Mr. Hurd has held a variety of board positions including United Guaranty Corporation, a leading mortgage insurer, and the post-IPO board of AIA Group, a top insurance company in Southeast Asia. He began his career as an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Mr. Hurd was appointed a Director of AB in April of 2019.

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Anders Malmström, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Malmström is responsible for all actuarial and investment functions, with oversight of the controller, tax, expense management and distribution finance areas. Mr. Malmström has been the Senior Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of AXA Equitable Life since 2012. Prior to joining AXA Equitable Life, Mr. Malmström was a member of the Executive Board and served as the Head of the Life Business at AXA Winterthur. Prior to joining AXA Winterthur in January 2009, Mr. Malmström was a Senior Vice President at Swiss Life, where he was also a member of management. Mr. Malmström joined Swiss Life in 1997, and held several positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure.