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Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc (HIO)

HIO on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jane Trust

54 2015 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Sennett

46 2011 Principal Financial Officer

Ted Becker

65 2006 Chief Compliance Officer

Steven Frank

49 2010 Treasurer

Jenna Bailey

38 2015 Identity Theft Prevention Officer

Robert Frenkel

62 2003 Secretary, Chief Legal Officer

William Hutchinson

74 2014 Lead Independent Director

Robert Agdern

66 2015 Director

Carol Colman

70 2007 Independent Director

Daniel Cronin

70 2007 Independent Director

Paolo Cucchi

75 2007 Independent Director

Leslie Gelb

79 2007 Independent Director

Eileen Kamerick

58 2013 Independent Director

Riordan Roett

78 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jane Trust

Ms. Jane E. Trust is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company., effective August 1, 2015. Ms. Trust is a Managing Director of Legg Mason & Co., LLC and has been a part of the Legg Mason family for almost 27 years. She has held senior investment roles within Legg Mason Capital Management (“LMCM”) and Legg Mason Investment Counsel (“LMIC”). Ms. Trust was an Institutional Portfolio Manager for LMCM, managing accounts on behalf of sovereign wealth funds, pension plans, public funds and mutual funds. At LMIC, Ms. Trust was Head of Investments, supervising a team of equity and fixed income portfolio managers and overseeing the firm’s trading desk. In addition, currently Ms. Trust serves as Senior Vice President of LMPFA, the Fund’s investment manager. Ms. Trust earned a B.A. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College and an M.A.S. in Finance from The Johns Hopkins University. In addition, she is a CFA® charterholder. Ms. Trust is also Senior Vice President of LMPFA, each Fund’s investment adviser.

Richard Sennett

Mr. Richard F. Sennett is a Principal Financial Officer of the Company., since 2011. He is Principal Financial Officer and Treasurer of certain mutual funds associated with Legg Mason & Co. or its affiliates (since 2011 and 2013); Managing Director of Legg Mason & Co. and Senior Manager of the Treasury Policy group for Legg Mason & Co.’s Global Fiduciary Platform (since 2011); formerly, Chief Accountant within the SEC’s Division of Investment Management (2007 to 2011); formerly, Assistant Chief Accountant within the SEC’s Division of Investment Management (2002 to 2007).

Ted Becker

Mr. Ted P. Becker is a Chief Compliance Officer of the Company., since 2006. He is Director of Global Compliance at Legg Mason (since 2006); Managing Director of Compliance at Legg Mason, (since 2005); Chief Compliance Officer with certain mutual funds associated with Legg Mason (since 2006); Managing Director of Compliance at Legg Mason or its predecessors (2002-2005). Prior to 2002, Managing Director—Internal Audit & Risk Review at Citigroup Inc.

Steven Frank

Mr. Steven Frank is Treasurer of the Company., since 2010. He is Vice President of Legg Mason & Co. (since 2002); Treasurer of certain funds associated with Legg Mason or its affiliates (since 2010); formerly, Controller of certain funds associated with Legg Mason or its predecessors (from 2005 to 2010); Formerly, Assistant Controller of certain mutual funds associated with Legg Mason predecessors (from 2001 to 2005).

Jenna Bailey

Ms. Jenna Bailey is a Identity Theft Prevention Officer of the Company., since December 2015. She is Identity Theft Prevention Officer of certain mutual funds associated with Legg Mason & Co. or its affiliates (since 2015); Compliance Officer of Legg Mason & Co. (since 2013); Associate Compliance Officer of Legg Mason & Co. (2011-2013); Assistant Vice President of Legg Mason & Co. (since 2011); formerly, Risk Manager of U.S. Distribution of Legg Mason & Co. (2007 to 2011).

Robert Frenkel

Mr. Robert I. Frenkel is Secretary and Chief Legal Officer of the Company. He is Managing Director and General Counsel of Global Mutual Funds for Legg Mason and its predecessor (since 1994); Secretary and Chief Legal Officer of mutual funds associated with Legg Mason (since 2003); formerly, Secretary of CFM (2001-2004).

William Hutchinson

Mr. William R. Hutchinson is a Lead Independent Director of Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc. He is President, W.R. Hutchinson & Associates Inc. (consulting). He has been Director (Non-Executive Chairman of the Board (since December 1, 2009)), Associated Banc-Corp. (since 1994).

Robert Agdern

Mr. Robert D. Agdern is Director of the Company., since January 1, 2015. Since 2002, Mr. Agdern has served a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Dispute Resolution Research Center at the Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University. Mr. Agdern served as Deputy General Counsel of BP PLC from 1999 to 2001 and Associate General Counsel at Amoco Corporation from 1993 to 1998 (Amoco merged with British Petroleum in 1998 forming BP PLC).

Carol Colman

Ms. Carol L. Colman is an Independent Director of Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc. She is President, Colman Consulting Co.

Daniel Cronin

Mr. Daniel P. Cronin is an Independent Director of Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc. He is retired. He was formerly, Associate General Counsel, Pfizer, Inc. (prior to and including 2004).

Paolo Cucchi

Prof. Paolo M. Cucchi is an Independent Director of Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc. He has been a Professor of Italian and French Languages, Drew University and also formerly, Vice President and Dean of College of Liberal Arts at Drew University (1984-2009).

Leslie Gelb

Mr. Leslie H. Gelb is an Independent Director of Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc. He is President Emeritus and Senior Board Fellow, The Council on Foreign Relations (since 2003); formerly, President, The Council on Foreign Relations (prior to 2003); formerly, Columnist, Deputy Editorial Page Editor and Editor, Op-Ed Page, The New York Times. He has been Director of two registered investment companies advised by Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited (“Aberdeen”) (since 1994).

Eileen Kamerick

Ms. Eileen A. Kamerick is an Independent Director of the Company., since Feb 01, 2013. Ms. Kamerick also served as CFO, Press Ganey Associates (health care informatics company) (since 2012); formerly Managing Director and CFO, Houlihan Lokey (international investment bank) (2010 to 2012); Senior Vice President, CFO & CLO, Tecta America Corp (commercial roofing company) (2008 to 2010); Executive Vice President and CFO, Bearing Point Inc. (management and technology consulting firm) (2008); Executive Vice President, CFO and CAO Heidrick & Struggles (international executive search and leadership consulting firm) (2004 to 2008). She is Director of Associated Banc-Corp (financial services company) (since 2007); Westell Technologies, Inc. (technology company) (since 2003).

Riordan Roett

Dr. Riordan Roett is an Independent Director of Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc. He is The Sarita and Don Johnston Professor of Political Science and Director of Western Hemisphere Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University (since 1973).