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EX-99.1 - PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE COMPANY ON JUNE 20, 2012 - BlackRock Inc.d370458dex991.htm





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 20, 2012 (June 15, 2012)




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




DELAWARE   001-33099   32-0174431

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

55 East 52nd Street, New York, New York   10055
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 810-5300

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


(b) Departure of Named Executive Officer

On June 20, 2012, BlackRock, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that Susan L. Wagner will retire as Vice Chairman of the Company effective June 30, 2012.


(d) Election of New Director

On June 15, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Company elected Ms. Wagner to serve as a director of the Board effective as of October 3, 2012. Ms. Wagner has been a Vice Chairman of the Company since 2006 and has also served as a member of the Company’s Global Executive Committee and Global Operating Committee.

The Company issued a press release announcing Ms. Wagner’s retirement and appointment to the Board of Directors on June 20, 2012. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits


  (d) Exhibits

99.1         Press release issued by the Company on June 20, 2012


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


    BlackRock, Inc.

/s/ Harris Oliner

Date: June 20, 2012      

Harris Oliner

Managing Director and Corporate Secretary


99.1         Press release issued by the Company on June 20, 2012