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Wells Fargo Multi-Sector Income Fund (ERC)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Gordon

75 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Karla Rabusch

58 2010 President

Michael Whitaker

50 2016 Chief Compliance Officer

Jeremy DePalma

43 2012 Treasurer

David Berardi

42 2009 Assistant Treasurer

C. David Messman

57 2010 Secretary, Chief Legal Officer

William Ebsworth

60 2015 Independent Trustee

Jane Freeman

64 2015 Independent Trustee

Isaiah Harris

65 2010 Independent Trustee

Judith Johnson

68 2010 Independent Trustee

David Larcker

67 2010 Independent Trustee

Olivia Mitchell

64 2010 Independent Trustee

Timothy Penny

66 2010 Independent Trustee

Michael Scofield

74 2004 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Gordon

Mr. Peter G. Gordon is no longer in this position, Independent Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Company. Mr. Gordon has been a Trustee since 1998, Chairman of the Board of Trustees since 2005, Chairman of the Governance Committee since 2005, and was the Lead Independent Trustee from 2001 through 2005, with respect to all of the Trusts in the Fund Complex. He has also served as a Trustee, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Governance Committee of Asset Allocation Trust since 2010. In addition, he has over 30 years of executive and business experience as the cofounder, and retired Chairman, President and CEO of Crystal Geyser Water Company.

Karla Rabusch

Ms. Karla M. Rabusch is President of the Company. She has been Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and President of Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC since 2003. Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC from 2001 to 2003.

Michael Whitaker

Jeremy DePalma

Ms. Jeremy M. DePalma is Treasurer of the Company. She serves as Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC since 2009. Senior Vice President of Evergreen Investment Management Company, LLC from 2008 to 2010. Vice President, Evergreen Investment Services, Inc. from 2004 to 2007. Head of the Fund Reporting and Control Team within Fund Administration from 2005 to 2010.

David Berardi

C. David Messman

Mr. C. David Messman is Secretary and Chief Legal Officer of the Company. He has been Senior Vice President and Secretary of Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC since 2001. Vice President and Managing Counsel of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. from 1996 to 2013. Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. since 2013.

William Ebsworth

Mr. William Robert Ebsworth is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Ebsworth has served as a Trustee of the Trusts in the Fund Complex and Asset Allocation Trust since January 1, 2015. From 1984 to 2013, equities analyst, portfolio manager, research director at Fidelity Management and Research Company in Boston, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, and retired in 2013 as Chief Investment Officer of Fidelity Strategic Advisers, Inc. where he led a team of investment professionals managing client assets. Prior thereto, Board member of Hong Kong Securities Clearing Co., Hong Kong Options Clearing Corp., the Thailand International Fund, Ltd., Fidelity Investments Life Insurance Company, and Empire Fidelity Investments Life Insurance Company. Mr. Ebsworth is a CFA® charterholder and an Adjunct Lecturer, Finance, at Babson College.

Jane Freeman

Ms. Jane A. Freeman is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Ms. Freeman has served as a Trustee of the Trusts in the Fund Complex and Asset Allocation Trust since January 1, 2015. From 2012 to 2014 and 1999 to 2008, Ms. Freeman served as the Chief Financial Officer of Scientific Learning Corporation. From 2008 to 2012, Ms. Freeman provided consulting services related to strategic business projects. Prior to joining Scientific Learning, Ms. Freeman was employed as a portfolio manager at Rockefeller & Co. and Scudder, Stevens & Clark. She served as a board member of the Harding Loevner Funds from 1996 to 2014, serving as both Lead Independent Director and chair of the Audit Committee. She also served as a board member of the Russell Exchange Traded Funds Trust from 2011 to 2012 and as chair of the Audit Committee. Ms. Freeman serves as Chair of the Taproot Foundation and as a Board Member of the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Ms. Freeman is a Chartered Financial Analyst (inactive).

Isaiah Harris

Mr. Isaiah Harris, Jr. is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Harris has served as a Trustee of the Trusts in the Fund Complex since 2009 and was an Advisory Board Member from 2008 to 2009. He has also served as a Trustee of Asset Allocation Trust since 2010. He has been the Chairman of the Board of CIGNA Corporation since 2009, and has been a director of CIGNA Corporation since 2005. He served as a director of Deluxe Corporation from 2003 to 2011. As a director of these and other public companies, he has served on board committees, including Governance, Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Harris served in senior executive positions, including as president, chief executive officer, vice president of finance and/or chief financial officer, of operating companies for approximately 20 years.

Judith Johnson

Ms. Judith M. Johnson is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Ms. Johnson has served as a Trustee of the Trusts in the Fund Complex since 2008 and as Chair of the Audit Committee since 2009. She has also served as a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee of Asset Allocation Trust since 2010. She served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of the Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund for twelve years until her retirement in 2008. Ms. Johnson is a licensed attorney, as well as a certified public accountant and a certified managerial accountant. Ms. Johnson has been determined by the Board to be an audit committee financial expert as such term is defined in the applicable rules of the SEC.

David Larcker

Mr. David F. Larcker is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Larcker has served as a Trustee of the Trusts in the Fund Complex since 2009 and was an Advisory Board Member from 2008 to 2009. He has also served as a Trustee of Asset Allocation Trust since 2010. Mr. Larcker is the James Irvin Miller Professor of Accounting at the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University. He is also the Morgan Stanley Director of the Center for Leadership Development and Research and Co-director of The Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. He has been a professor of accounting for over 30 years. He has written numerous articles on a range of topics, including managerial accounting, financial statement analysis and corporate governance.

Olivia Mitchell

Ms. Olivia S. Mitchell is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Ms. Mitchell has served as a Trustee of the Trusts in the Fund Complex since 2006. She has also served as a Trustee of Asset Allocation Trust since 2010. Ms. Mitchell is the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also Professor of Insurance/Risk Management and Business Economics/Policy. She also serves in senior positions with academic and policy organizations that conduct research on pensions, retirement, insurance, risk management, and related topics including as Executive Director of the Pension Research Council and Director of the Boettner Center on Pensions and Retirement Research, both at the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught on and served as a consultant on economics, insurance, and risk management, served as Department Chair, advised numerous governmental entities, and written numerous articles and books on topics including retirement systems, private and social insurance, and health and retirement policy.

Timothy Penny

Mr. Timothy J. Penny is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Penny has been a Trustee of the Trusts in the Fund Complex and their predecessor funds since 1996. He has also served as a Trustee of Asset Allocation Trust since 2010. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation since 2007 and a Senior Fellow at the Humphrey Institute Policy Forum at the University of Minnesota since 1995. He also serves as a member of the board of another non-profit organization. Mr. Penny was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 12 years representing Southeastern Minnesota's First Congressional District.

Michael Scofield

Mr. Michael S. Scofield is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Scofield has served as a Trustee of the Trusts in the Fund Complex since 2010. He has also served as a Trustee of Asset Allocation Trust since 2005. He previously served on the Investment Company Institute's Board of Governors and Executive Committee. Mr. Scofield previously served as a Trustee of the Evergreen fund complex (and its predecessors) from 1984 to 2010, where he served as Chairman of the Board. He also served as a member and former chairman of the Independent Directors Counsel, an organization dedicated to serving the independent investment company director community, a member of the board of directors of the Mutual Fund Directors Forum, and other leadership positions in the investment company industry. He previously worked as an attorney with the Law Offices of Michael S. Scofield.