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Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund (DHF)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph DiMartino

73 1999 Independent Chairman of the Board of Trustee

Bradley Skapyak

56 2010 President

Joseph Connolly

58 2004 Chief Compliance Officer

Janette Farragher

52 2011 Vice President, Secretary

Kiesha Astwood

42 2010 Vice President, Assistant Secretary

James Bitetto

48 2005 Vice President, Assistant Secretary

Joni Charatan

59 2005 Vice President, Assistant Secretary

Joseph Chioffi

54 2005 Vice President, Assistant Secretary

John Hammalian

51 2005 Vice President, Assistant Secretary

Maureen Kane

53 2015 Vice President, Assistant Secretary

Jeff Prusnofsky

50 2005 Vice President, Assistant Secretary

James Windels

56 2001 Treasurer

Richard Cassaro

56 2008 Assistant Treasurer

Gavin Reilly

46 2005 Assistant Treasurer

Robert Robol

51 2005 Assistant Treasurer

Robert Salviolo

48 2007 Assistant Treasurer

Robert Svagna

48 2005 Assistant Treasurer

John Pak

47 2013 Chief Legal Officer

Sarah Kelleher

39 2014 Vice President, Assistant Secretary

Francine Bovich

64 2011 Independent Trustee

Kenneth Himmel

69 1998 Independent Trustee

Stephen Lockwood

69 1998 Independent Trustee

Roslyn Watson

65 1998 Independent Trustee

Benaree Wiley

70 1998 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph DiMartino

Mr. Joseph S. DiMartino is Independent Chairman of the Board of Trustee of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 1999. Mr. DiMartino has been the Chairman of the Board of the funds in the Dreyfus Family of Funds for over 15 years. From 1971 through 1994, Mr. DiMartino served in various roles as an employee of Dreyfus (prior to its acquisition by a predecessor of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation ("BNY Mellon") in August 1994 and related management changes), including portfolio manager, President, Chief Operating Officer and a director. He ceased being an employee or director of Dreyfus by the end of 1994. From January 1995 to November 1997, Mr. DiMartino served as Chairman of the Board of The Noel Group, a public buyout firm; in that capacity, he helped manage, acquire, take public and liquidate a number of operating companies. From 1986 to 2010, Mr. DiMartino served as a Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Bradley Skapyak

Mr. Bradley J. Skapyak is President of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2010. He is Chief Operating Officer and a director of Dreyfus since June 2009. He is the Chairman of Dreyfus Transfer, Inc. since May 2011 and Executive Vice President of MBSC Securities Corporation, an affiliate of Dreyfus, since June 2007. He is an officer of 69 investment companies (comprised of 147 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus. From April 2003 to June 2009 he is head of the Investment Accounting and Support Department of Dreyfus.

Joseph Connolly

Mr. Joseph W. Connelly is Chief Compliance Officer of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2004. He is Chief Compliance Officer of Dreyfus and The Dreyfus Family of Funds (73 investment companies, comprised of 183 portfolios). From November 2001 through March 2004, Mr. Connolly was first Vice-President, Mutual Fund Servicing for Mellon Global Securities Services. In that capacity, Mr. Connolly was responsible for managing Mellon’s Custody, Fund Accounting and Fund Administration services to third-party mutual fund clients. He has served in capacities with Dreyfus since 1980, including manager of the firm’s Fund Accounting Department from 1997 through October 2001.

Janette Farragher

Ms. Janette E. Farragher is Vice President since 2005 and Secretary since 2011 of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund. She is Assistant General Counsel of BNY Mellon, and an officer of 70 investment companies (comprised of 172 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus.

Kiesha Astwood

Ms. Kiesha Astwood is Vice President, Assistant Secretary of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2010. She is Counsel of BNY Mellon, and an officer of 70 investment companies (comprised of 172 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus.

James Bitetto

Mr. James Bitetto is Vice President, Assistant Secretary of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2005. He is Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon and Secretary of Dreyfus, and an officer of 70 investment companies (comprised of 172 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus.

Joni Charatan

Ms. Jonilacks Charatan is Vice President, Assistant Secretary of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2005. She is Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon, and an officer of 70 investment companies (comprised of 172 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus.

Joseph Chioffi

Mr. Joseph M. Chioffi is Vice President, Assistant Secretary of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2005. He is Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon, and an officer of 70 investment companies (comprised of 172 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus.

John Hammalian

Mr. John B. Hammalian is Vice President, Assistant Secretary of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2005. He is Senior Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon, and an officer of 70 investment companies (comprised of 172 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus.

Maureen Kane

Ms. Maureen E. Kane is Vice President and Assistant Secretary of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2015. She is Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon since July 2014. From October 2004 until July 2014, General Counsel, and from May 2009 until July 2014, Chief Compliance Officer of Century Capital Management. She is an officer of 70 investment companies (comprised of 172 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus.

Jeff Prusnofsky

Mr. Jeff Prusnofsky is Vice President, Assistant Secretary of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2005. He is Senior Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon, and an officer of 70 investment companies (comprised of 172 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus.

James Windels

Mr. James Windels is Treasurer of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2001. He is Director - Mutual Fund Accounting of Dreyfus, and an officer of 70 investment companies (comprised of 171 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus.

Richard Cassaro

Mr. Richard Cassaro is Assistant Treasurer of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2008. He is Senior Accounting Manager — Money Market and Municipal Bond Funds of Dreyfus, and an officer of 70 investment companies (comprised of 172 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus.

Gavin Reilly

Mr. Gavin C. Reilly is Assistant Treasurer of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2005. He is Tax Manager of the Investment Accounting and Support Department of Dreyfus, and an officer of 70 investment companies (comprised of 172 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus.

Robert Robol

Mr. Robert S. Robol is Assistant Treasurer of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2005. He is Senior Accounting Manager — Fixed Income Funds of Dreyfus, and an officer of 70 investment companies (comprised of 171 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus.

Robert Salviolo

Mr. Robert Salviolo is Assistant Treasurer of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2007. He is Senior Accounting Manager — Equity Funds of Dreyfus, and an officer of 70 investment companies (comprised of 171 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus.

Robert Svagna

Mr. Robert Svagna is Assistant Treasurer of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2005. He is Senior Accounting Manager — Equity Funds of Dreyfus, and an officer of 70 investment companies (comprised of 172 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus.

John Pak

Mr. John Pak is Chief Legal Officer of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2013. He is Deputy General Counsel, Investment Management, of BNY Mellon since August 2014. He is Chief Legal Officer of Dreyfus and Managing Director of BNY Mellon since August 2012. From March 2005 to July 2012 he served as Managing Director of Deutsche Bank, Deputy Global Head of Deutsche Asset Management Legal and Regional Head of Deutsche Asset Management Americas Legal. He is an officer of 70 investment companies (comprised of 172 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus. He has been an employee of Dreyfus since August 2012.

Sarah Kelleher

Ms. Sarah S. Kelleher is Vice President, Assistant Secretary of the Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2014. She has been Senior Counsel of BNY Mellon since March 2013. From August 2005 to March 2013 she served as Associate General Counsel, Third Avenue Management. She is an officer of 70 investment companies (comprised of 172 portfolios) managed by Dreyfus.

Francine Bovich

Ms. Francine J. Bovich is Independent Trustee of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 2011. Ms. Bovich currently also serves as a Trustee for The Bradley Trusts, private trust funds. She is an Emeritus Trustee of Connecticut College, where she served as Trustee from 1986 to 1997, and currently serves as Chair of the Investment Sub-Committee for Connecticut College's endowment fund. From April 1993 until September 2010, Ms. Bovich was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, holding various positions including Co-Head of Global Tactical Asset Allocation Group, Operations Officer, and Head of the U.S. Institutional Equity Group. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Ms. Bovich was Principal, Executive Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at Westwood Management Corporation, where she worked from 1986 until 1993. From 1980 to 1986, she worked at CitiCorp Investment Management, Inc. as Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager. From 1973 to 1980, Ms. Bovich was an Assistant Vice President and Equity Portfolio Manager at Bankers Trust Company. From 1991 to 2005, she served as U.S. Representative to the United Nations Investments Committee, advising a global portfolio of approximately $30 billion.

Kenneth Himmel

Mr. Kenneth A. Himmel is Independent Trustee of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 1998. Mr. Himmel has over 30 years' experience as a business entrepreneur, primarily focusing on real estate development. Mr. Himmel is President and Chief Executive Officer of Related Urban Development, a leading developer of large-scale mixed-use properties and a division of Related Companies, L.P, and Managing Partner of Gulf Related, a real estate development joint venture between Related Companies, L.P. and Gulf Capital.

Stephen Lockwood

Mr. Stephen J. Lockwood is Independent Trustee of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 1998. Mr. Lockwood's business experience of over 40 years includes being a board member and/or officer of various financial institutions, including insurance companies, real estate investment companies and venture capital firms. Mr. Lockwood serves as Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Stephen J. Lockwood and Company LLC, a real estate investment company. Mr. Lockwood was formerly the Vice Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed insurance holding company.

Roslyn Watson

Ms. Roslyn M. Watson is Independent Trustee of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since1998. Ms. Watson has been a business entrepreneur in commercial and residential real estate for over 15 years. Ms. Watson currently serves as President and Founder of Watson Ventures, Inc. a real estate development investment firm, and her current board memberships include American Express Bank, FSB, The Hyams Foundation, Inc. (emeritus), Pathfinder International and Simmons College. Previously, she held various positions in the public and private sectors, including General Manager for the Massachusetts Port Authority. She has received numerous awards, including the Woman of Achievement award from the Boston Big Sister Association and the Working Woman of the Year Award from Working Woman Magazine.

Benaree Wiley

Ms. Benaree Pratt Wiley is Independent Trustee of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund since 1998. Ms. Wiley is a Principal of The Wiley Group, a firm specializing in personnel strategy, talent management and leadership development primarily for global insurance and consulting firms. Prior to that, Ms. Wiley served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Partnership, Inc., a talent management organization for multicultural professionals in the greater Boston region. Ms. Wiley currently serves on the board of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and has served on the boards of several public companies and charitable organizations.