BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(d)

Election of New Directors

On March 15, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of BlackRock, Inc. (the “Company”) elected William E. Ford, Margaret L. Johnson and Mark Wilson to serve as directors of the Board. Each person is joining the Board as an independent director.

Mr. Ford is the Chief Executive Officer of General Atlantic, a position he has held since 2007. He also serves as Chairman of General Atlantic’s Executive Committee and is a member of the firm’s Investment and Portfolio Committees.

Ms. Johnson has been an Executive Vice President of Business Development at Microsoft Corporation since September 2014. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ms. Johnson served in various leadership positions across engineering, sales, marketing and business development at Qualcomm Incorporated.

Mr. Wilson has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Aviva plc, a multinational insurance company headquartered in the UK, since 2013. Prior to joining Aviva, Mr. Wilson worked in Asia for 14 years, including as the Chief Executive Officer of AIA Group Limited, a leading pan-Asian company.

None of Messrs. Ford and Wilson and Ms. Johnson, nor any of their immediate family members, is a party, directly or indirectly, to any related person transaction required to be reported to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. The new directors will be appointed to one or more Board committees following a review of the Company’s existing Board committee composition. Until then, the new directors will rotate through each Board committee.

The Company issued a press release on March 15, 2018 announcing the director appointments described above. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.


BlackRock Inc. Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 ex99-1.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 – PRESS RELEASE Exhibit 99.1       Contact: Investor Relations Tom Wojcik 212-810-8127 [email protected] Corporate Communications Ed Sweeney 646-856-4968 [email protected] BlackRock Elects New Independent Directors Bill Ford,…
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About BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK)

BlackRock, Inc. is an investment management company. The Company provides a range of investment and risk management services to institutional and retail clients across the world. Its offerings include single and multi-asset class portfolios investing in equities, fixed income, alternatives and money market instruments. Its products are offered directly and through intermediaries in a range of vehicles, including open-end and closed-end mutual funds, iShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs), separate accounts, collective investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles. The Company offers its BlackRock Solutions (BRS) investment and risk management technology platform, Aladdin; risk analytics, and advisory services and solutions to institutional investors. BRS also offers risk reporting capabilities via the Green Package and risk management advisory services; interactive fixed income analytics through its Web-based calculator, AnSer; outsourcing services, and investment accounting.

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