Managing Director, Portfolio Manager for BlackRock Utilities and Telecommunications Fund, BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund

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Kathleen Anderson, Managing Director, is a member of the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. She is the Lead Portfolio Manager for BlackRock Utilities and Telecommunications Fund and a Portfolio Manager for the BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund.

Ms. Anderson's service with the firm dates back to 1993, including her years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM, she served as a research associate at Chancellor Capital Management (formerly Citigroup Investment Management) from 1983 until 1993. At Chancellor Capital Management, she was a Research Associate for entertainment and media and an Analyst on a real estate fund. Previously, she assumed coverage as the Analyst for the utilities and telecommunications sectors.

Ms. Anderson earned a BA degree in economics and finance from Baruch College in 1980.

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