American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC

June 23, 2015 10:30 ET

AST Affiliate Acquires First American Stock Transfer, Inc.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwired - June 23, 2015) - American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (AST) announced today that its affiliate, Link Shareholder Services, LLC, has acquired First American Stock Transfer, Inc., one of the most active transfer agents in the Western region.

"Expanding our reach in the marketplace with the acquisition of First American Stock Transfer is an important event for our company and our clients," noted Mark C. Healy, President and CEO of AST. "This acquisition extends our footprint and unites the reputable market presence of First American Stock Transfer, allowing us to better service clients across the country."

"This transaction is part of our long-term strategy to provide clients with the best possible services available today in the marketplace," says Salli Marinov, President and CEO of First American Stock Transfer. "Our clients will now have access to additional resources and the extensive range of leading services offered on the AST platform."

AST and its affiliates provide clients with a full range of issuer and shareholder services, including registrar and transfer, equity plan administration, proxy solicitation and corporate governance advisory services, corporate actions, asset recovery, investor relations, investment management and annual meeting services.

About AST

AST and its affiliates are leading providers of registry services and technology to financial market participants around the globe. AST and its affiliate, CST Trust Company (CST), provide comprehensive stock transfer and employee plan services to more than 8,000 public issues and over 5.5 million shareholders. Together, AST and CST serve clients located throughout North America.

About First American Stock Transfer, Inc.

First American Stock Transfer, Inc. is a full service securities transfer agent based in Phoenix, Arizona. The firm provides clients with customized stock transfer services and is well-known for their strong focus on customer satisfaction.

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