BlackRock North American Income Trust announces Melanie Roberts to its Board as upcoming Non-Executive Director

– UK, London –  BlackRock North American Income Trust Plc (LON: BRNA) today announced that Melanie Roberts will be appointed as a non-executive director of the Company with effect from 1 October 2019.

Mrs Roberts is a partner at Sarasin & Partners LLP. She has over 20 years of investment experience and joined Sarasin & Partners in 2011 where she is primarily responsible for the management of charity and pension fund portfolios. Prior to joining Sarasin & Partners, Mrs Roberts spent 16 years at Newton Investment Management as a fund manager of charity, private client and pension fund portfolios. She qualified with a degree in Modern Languages from Durham University and is an Associate of the CFA Society of the UK.

Mrs Roberts will also serve as a member of the Company’s Audit and Management Engagement Committee. She currently has no interest in the share capital of the Company.

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