According to a Schedule 13G/A filed on February 9, 2018 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (“DFA”) has sole voting power with respect to 2,113,792 of such shares and sole dispositive power with respect to all of such shares. The Schedule 13G/A states that DFA, an investment adviser registered under Section 203 of the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, furnishes investment advice to four investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, and serves as investment manager or sub-adviser to certain other commingled funds, group trusts and separate accounts (such investment companies, trusts and accounts, collectively referred to as the “Funds”). In certain cases, subsidiaries of DFA may act as an adviser or sub-adviser to certain Funds. In its role as investment advisor, sub-adviser and/or manager, DFA or its subsidiaries (collectively, “Dimensional”) may possess voting and/or investment power over the securities of the Company that are owned by the Funds, and may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of the shares of the Company held by the Funds. However, all of such shares of common stock reported above are owned by the Funds. Dimensional disclaims beneficial ownership of all such shares. The Schedule 13G/A states that the Funds have the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of the securities held in their respective accounts and that, to the knowledge of Dimensional, the interest of any such Fund does not exceed 5% of the class of securities.
According to a Schedule 13G/A filed on February 13, 2018 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Morgan Stanley has shared voting power with respect to 2,173,236 of such shares and shared dispositive power with respect to 2,164,813 of such shares. The Schedule 13G/A states that such filing reflects the securities beneficially owned, or that may be deemed to be beneficially owned, by certain operating units (collectively, the “MS Reporting Unites”) of Morgan Stanley and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “MS”) and that such filing does not reflect securities, if any, beneficially owned by any operating units of MS whose ownership of securities is disaggregated from that of the MS Reporting Units in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission Release No. 34-39538 (January 12, 1998).
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