People: Bancroft Fund Ltd (BCV)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Dinsmore

61 1996 Chairman of the Board of Trustee, Chief Executive Officer

Jane O'Keeffe

58 1995 President, Trustee

Gary Levine

56 2004 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary

James Dinsmore

30 2013 Executive Vice President

Mercedes Pierre

53 2005 Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

H. Tucker Lake

66 2002 Vice President

Germaine Ortiz

44 1999 Vice President

Kinchen Bizzell

59 2008 Independent Trustee

Elizabeth Bogan

69 1990 Independent Trustee

Daniel Harding

61 2007 Independent Trustee

Nicolas Platt

60 1997 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Dinsmore

Mr. Thomas Hall Dinsmore is Chairman of the Board of Trustee, Chief Executive Officer of Bancroft Fund Ltd. He has been Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and portfolio manager of the Trust and Ellsworth Fund since 1996. Mr. Dinsmore is a member of the Executive Committee of the Closed-End Fund Association, and formerly served as its president. He received a B.S. degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. degree in Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Dinsmore is a CFA charterholder.

Jane O'Keeffe

Ms. Jane D. O'Keeffe is President, Trustee of Bancroft Fund Ltd. She has been President of the Trust, Ellsworth Fund and Dinsmore Capital since 1996. Ms. O’Keeffe received a B.A. degree from the University of New Hampshire and attended the Lubin Graduate School of Pace University.

Gary Levine

Mr. Gary I. Levine is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary of Bancroft Fund Ltd. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Trust, Ellsworth Fund and Dinsmore Capital (since April 2004); Secretary of the Trust, Ellsworth Fund and Dinsmore Capital (since November 2003); and Treasurer of Dinsmore Capital (since 1997).

James Dinsmore

Mr. James Andrew Dinsmore is Executive Vice President of Bancroft Fund Ltd. He is Executive Vice President of the Trust, Ellsworth Fund and Dinsmore Capital (since January 2013); formerly Vice President of the Trust, Ellsworth Fund and Dinsmore Capital (2009 through 2012).Vice President of the Trust, Ellsworth Fund and Dinsmore Capital (since 2009).

Mercedes Pierre

Ms. Mercedes A. Pierre is Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer of Bancroft Fund Ltd. She has been Vice President of the Trust and Ellsworth Fund (since April 2004); Chief Compliance Officer of the Trust and Ellsworth Fund (since July 2004); and Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Dinsmore Capital (since 2004).

H. Tucker Lake

Mr. H. Tucker Lake is Vice President of Bancroft Fund Ltd. Mr. Lake has been Vice President of Ellsworth Fund since 2002 and Dinsmore Capital since 1997.

Germaine Ortiz

Ms. Germaine M. Ortiz is Vice President of Bancroft Fund Ltd. She has been Vice President of the Trust, Ellsworth Fund and Dinsmore Capital (since 1999).

Kinchen Bizzell

Mr. Kinchen C. Bizzell is an Independent Trustee of Bancroft Fund Ltd., since January 1, 2008. He has been is a Managing Director of CAVU Securities, an institutional securities broker-dealer. Previously, Mr. Bizzell was successively Managing Director and Senior Counselor in the corporate and financial practice of Burson-Marsteller, an international communications firm. Mr. Bizzell is a CFA charterholder and is a member of the New York State Bar. He received a B.A. degree from North Carolina State University, a J.D. degree from Duke University, and holds numerous securities licenses from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Bizzell is a trustee of Ellsworth Fund.

Elizabeth Bogan

Dr. Elizabeth C. Bogan, Ph.D., is an Independent Trustee of Bancroft Fund Ltd. She has been Senior Lecturer in Economics at Princeton University since 1992. Dr. Bogan was formerly Chair of the Economics and Finance Department, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a member of the Executive Committee for the College of Business Administration. She received an A.B. degree in Economics from Wellesley College, an M.A. degree in Quantitative Economics from the University of New Hampshire, and a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Columbia University.

Daniel Harding

Mr. Daniel D. Harding is an Independent Trustee of Bancroft Fund Ltd., since January 1, 2007. He is co-founder and was Chief Investment Officer of Harding Loevner Management LP, an investment advisory firm, from 1989 through 2003. He received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University and is a CFA charterholder. Mr. Harding manages two private investment partnerships and is a trustee of Ellsworth Fund. He is a director of Legg Mason Trust Co. and chairs the Trust Investment Committee of Legg Mason Investment Counsel, a globally recognized asset management firm. Mr. Harding is a general partner of Latitude Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment firm. Mr. Harding has experience in investment management and financial research.

Nicolas Platt

Mr. Nicolas W. Platt is an Independent Trustee of Bancroft Fund Ltd. He is a private investor. He was formerly Managing Director of FTI Consulting Inc. (FCN-NYSE), an international consulting company, from March 2009 to May 2011, and Managing Director of Rodman & Renshaw, LLC, an investment banking firm, from August 2006 to March 2009. He was President of CNC-US, an international consulting company, from January 2003 to August 2006. Prior to this Mr. Platt was a senior executive at Burson-Marsteller and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, subsidiaries of WPP Group, UK. Mr. Platt is a member of the NYSE MKT LLC U.S. Committee of Securities Listing Qualifications Panel which reviews the continued listing qualifications for companies on the NYSE MKT LLC. He has been elected and currently serves as the Deputy Mayor of Harding Township, New Jersey. Mr. Platt received a B.A. degree from Skidmore College and an M.A. degree in Economics from Columbia University.
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