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Korea Equity Fund Inc (KEF)

KEF on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rodney Buck

68 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Yutaka Itabashi

51 2013 President, Director

Neil Daniele

56 2005 Chief Compliance Officer, Secretary

Maria Premole

53 2013 Vice President

Takeshi Toyoshima

50 2016 Vice President

Amy Marose

39 2013 Treasurer

Kelly Lee

34 2015 Assistant Treasurer

David Chemidlin

59 2006 Independent Director

E. Kim

70 2010 Independent Director

Marcia MacHarg

67 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Rodney Buck

Mr. Rodney A. Buck is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been Owner, Buck Capital Management (private investment management firm) since 2005; Chairman of the Dartmouth- Hitchcock Health Care Investment Committee since 2011.

Yutaka Itabashi

Mr. Yutaka Itabashi is President, Director of the Company. He serves as President of Nomura Asset Management U.S.A. Inc. (“NAM-U.S.A.”) and Nomura Global Alpha LLC (“NGA”) since 2013; Managing Director of NAM from 2004 to 2013; Senior Managing Director of Nomura Funds Research and Technologies Co., Ltd. from 2007 to 2012.

Neil Daniele

Mr. Neil Daniele is Chief Compliance Officer, Secretary of the Company. He serves as Chief Compliance Officer of NAM-U.S.A. since 2005 and Managing Director of NAM- U.S.A. since 2007; Chief Compliance Officer of NGA since 2008; Chief Compliance Officer of Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management Inc. and Nomura Funds Research and Technologies America, Inc. since 2009; Corporate Secretary of NAM-U.S.A. and NGA since 2013.

Maria Premole

Ms. Maria R. Premole is Vice President of the Company. She serves as Vice President and head of Retail Product Management of NAM-U.S.A. since 2013; Associate of NAM-U.S.A. from 2008 to 2013.

Takeshi Toyoshima

Mr. Takeshi Toyoshima is a Vice President of the Company. Chief Administrative Officer of NAM-U.S.A. since August 2016; Head of Client Services & Marketing of NAM-U.S.A. from 2015 to August 2016; Senior Portfolio Manager of NAM from 2008 to 2015.

Amy Marose

Ms. Amy J. Marose is Treasurer of the Company. She serves as Controller and Treasurer of NAM-U.S.A. and Treasurer of NGA since 2013; Executive Director of NAM-U.S.A. since April 2015; Vice President of NAM-U.S.A. from 2009 to April 2015.

Kelly Lee

Ms. Kelly So Young Lee is Assistant Treasurer of the Company. She serves as Vice President of NAM-U.S.A. since July 2015; Fund Controller at JP Morgan Chase & Co. from November 2014 to July 2015; Financial Services Senior at Ernst & Young LLP from 2010 to 2014.

David Chemidlin

Mr. David B. Chemidlin is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Chemidlin has been nominated by the Board to serve as a Class III Director for a term expiring at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held in 2018 and until his successor is duly elected and qualifies. Mr. Chemidlin has served as a Director of the Fund since 2006. Mr. Chemidlin was nominated for election as a Class III Director at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Fund, which was held on August 20, 2015, but did not receive the requisite votes representing a majority of the outstanding shares of the Fund. Accordingly, he was not elected to a new three-year term at that meeting but, in accordance with the Fund’s Bylaws and applicable state law, he will continue to serve as a Director of the Fund until his successor is elected and qualifies. The nominee has indicated an intention to continue to serve if elected and has consented to being named in this Proxy Statement.

E. Kim

Mr. E. Han Kim is an Independent Director of the Company. He serves as Business Administration Professor at Ross Business School, University of Michigan since 1980; Advisor to CEO of Taubman Company since 2009; Advisor to CEO of POSCO from 2008 to 2009.

Marcia MacHarg

Ms. Marcia L. MacHarg is an Independent Director of the Company. She serves as Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, 1987-2012; Of Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP since 2013; Trustee, Board of Trustees of Smith College since 2014 and Vice Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board since 2015; Member of the Executive Committee of the Friends of Smith College Libraries since 2013.