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Nancy D. Frame

Director since 1999, Lead Independent Director and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chairperson, Retired Deputy Director of the United States Trade and Development Agency
Retired Deputy Director of the United States Trade and Development Agency

Nancy D. Frame is currently retired.  She has been a Director of the Company since 1999 and chairperson of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since 2004 and Lead Independent Director since 2005. She was Deputy Director of the U. S. Trade and Development Agency from 1986 to 1999, when she retired.  As a senior executive in this federal government agency, she was responsible for managing its day-to-day operations, budget, system of financial controls, and ethics program. From 1980 to 1986, she was Assistant General Counsel at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where she was in charge of all legal matters affecting personnel, labor relations and ethics.  Before that she held various legal positions in the areas of international trade and commercial law.  She has a law degree from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. and a B.S. degree from South Dakota State University.  Ms. Frame brings to the Board a legal and managerial background which is particularly pertinent to corporate governance and risk oversight and to understanding the legal issues faced by the Company, especially as they relate to our international development.

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