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27 Feb 2017

Ursula Burns

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Ms. Ursula M. Burns has been the Chief Executive Officer of Xerox Corp. since July 2009 and its Chairman since May 20, 2010. Ms. Burns served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst, Inc. She served as the President of Xerox Corp. from April 3, 2007 to July 2009.

She served as Senior Vice President and President of Business Group Operations of Xerox Corp. from December 2002 to April 2007 and its Corporate Senior Vice President from April 2000 to April 3, 2007. She joined Xerox in 1980 as a Mechanical Engineering summer intern, where she was responsible for global research, engineering, marketing and manufacturing of Xerox technology and supplies.

She served as an Executive Assistant to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xerox Corporation from 1991 to 1992 and in various other positions at Xerox Corporation from 1982 to 1991. From 1992 to 2000, Ms. Burns served as the Vice President and General Manager of a series of Xerox Businesses, including the Office Color and Facsimile Business, Office Network Copying Business, Work Group Copier Business and Xerox's Departmental Business Unit. She served in following positions at Xerox, Vice President and General Manager of Departmental Business Unit from 1997 to 1999; Senior Vice President of Worldwide Manufacturing and Supply Chain Services from 1999 to 2000; Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategic Services from 2000 to October 2001; and President of Document Systems and Solutions Group from October 2001 to January 2003.

She has been a Director for Xerox Corp. since April 3, 2007; Exxon Mobil Corporation since November 27, 2012; American Express Company since January 26, 2004 and Hunt Corporation since 1999. She serves as a Director of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd and Kennedy Center Corporate Fund. Ms. Burns also serves on the Boards of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers and the Rochester Business Alliance.

She is a Founding Board Director of Change the Equation, which focuses on improving the U.S. education system in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). She served as a Director of Dames & Moore Group since 1997. She served as a Director of PQ Corporation; Boston Scientific Corp. from 2002 to May 2009 and Banta Corporation from 2002 to December 2003. She serves as a Director of the F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Foundation, National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, and the National Academy Foundation.

She serves as a Trustee of the University of Rochester and MIT Corporation. She is a member of the board of directors of the U.S. Olympic Committee. She is a Member of Executive Committee at The Business Roundtable. In 2010, she was appointed vice chair of the President's Export Council. Ms. Burns received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York in 1980 and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in 1981.

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