NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BlackRock independent director John Varley has resigned from the company’s board of directors effective immediately. Mr. Varley joined the BlackRock board in 2009 following the Company’s acquisition of Barclays Global Investors.
Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink said, “John has served the BlackRock board with distinction for many years, providing exceptional guidance and counsel. BlackRock and its management team have benefited greatly from his contributions, and I feel privileged to count him as a friend.”
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