PfizerPfizer Inc. has announced the election of Ronald E. Blaylock to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Blaylock was also appointed to the Corporate Governance and Science and Technology Committees of Pfizer's Board.

Mr. Blaylock, 57, is the Founder, Managing Partner of GenNx360 Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in industrial and business services companies in the U.S. middle market, since 2006. Prior to launching GenNx360 Capital Partners, Mr. Blaylock founded and managed Blaylock & Company, an investment banking firm. He has also held senior management positions at UBS, PaineWebber Group, and Citicorp.

Mr. Blaylock also serves as a Director of CarMax, Inc., Radio One, Inc. and W.R. Berkley, Inc., as well as a Director of Syncreon U.S., a for-profit private company. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall, the Board of Overseers of New York University Stern School of Business, and the Board of Trustees of Prep for Prep, a not-for-profit organization. Mr. Blaylock was voted Capital Raiser of the Year by Corporate Finance Magazine in 1999, and was named one of the Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street by Black Enterprise Magazine in 2005, and Man of the Year by Covenant House.

"We are pleased to welcome Ron Blaylock to Pfizer's Board of Directors. He brings business, financial and leadership expertise, which will be an asset to Pfizer's diverse Board and to our company," stated Ian Read, Pfizer's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The addition of Ron to our Board helps ensure that Pfizer continues to benefit from a breadth and variety of experience."

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