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Wendy A. Watson

Chair - Audit and Compliance Committee, Human Capital and Governance Committee

wendy watson, board member

Wendy has over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, retiring in 2009 from State Street as Executive Vice President, Global Services where she led the company’s initiative to advance all aspects of cost leadership worldwide reducing annual operating expenses by $800 million. She defined State Street’s shared services and location strategies and established large operations in India, China and Poland. She also designed State Street’s global middle-office outsourcing business and grew it to two trillion dollars in assets serviced, making it the largest of such provider in the world.

Wendy is currently a Director of Citizen’s Financial Group. She is also a Director of DAS Legal Protection Insurance Company, MD Financial Holding Inc. and MD Private Trust. Her years of board service also include chair of the Board of two of State Street Bank’s multi-national entities - State Street Syntel Private Ltd (India) and State Street Syntel Services Ltd (Mauritius).

Wendy is a member of the Community Service Committee, Children’s Hospital, Boston and she volunteers with Crittenton Women’s Union. She is also on the Advisory Board for the McGill School of Management; a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow and is a member of Corporate Directors Group, Women Corporate Directors, Board Leaders and Women’s Bond Club of New York.

Wendy lives with her husband, Wallace in Boston, Massachusetts. They have two children, Jennifer and Wallace and six grandchildren.

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412581 CAN/US/UK (06/17)

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