Biography

Michael Larson
Chief Investment Officer for William H. Gates III

Michael Larson has served as a Director of the Company since February 2010 and chairs the Board's Compensation Committee and is a member of its Finance Committee. On May 8, 2013, Mr. Larson was elected by the Board to be its Lead Independent Director. Mr. Larson serves as the chief investment officer for William H. Gates III, a position he has held since 1994. He is responsible for Mr. Gates’ non-Microsoft investments as well as the investments of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. He serves as a director of Republic Services, Inc., EcoLab, and Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of two funds within the Western Asset Management fund complex.