BlackRock Income and Growth Investment Trust appoints Graeme Proudfoot to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, London –  BlackRock Income and Growth Investment Trust plc (LON: BRIG) today announced the appointment of Graeme Proudfoot as a Non-executive Director with effect from 1 November 2019.

It is the Board’s intention that Mr Proudfoot will succeed Mr Cartwright as Chairman of the Board upon his retirement at the conclusion of the Company’s Annual General Meeting to be held on 12 March 2020.

About Graeme Proudfoot

Mr Proudfoot brings a wealth of asset management expertise and experience having spent his executive career at Invesco, latterly as Managing Director, EMEA and CEO of Invesco Pensions.

Mr Proudfoot joined Invesco in 1992 as a legal advisor and held various roles within the Invesco Group, including Group Company Secretary of Invesco plc and General Counsel of Invesco Global, before moving to take responsibility for a number of businesses in the UK including Invesco’s investment trust business which he led from 1999 until his retirement from Invesco in 2019. Prior to joining Invesco, Mr Proudfoot began his career at Wilde Sapte, Solicitors, practising as a corporate finance lawyer in London and New York.

Mr Proudfoot was previously a Director of the following publicly listed company: Invesco Markets III plc.

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