SOURCE: Clear Trust, LLC

Clear Trust, LLC

August 11, 2015 09:29 ET

ClearTrust Executive Director Kara Kennedy Appointed to Board of Directors of the Securities Transfer Association, Inc.

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - August 11, 2015) - ClearTrust, LLC, a leading stock transfer agent serving growth companies and community banks, is pleased to announce the appointment of its Executive Director Kara Kennedy to the Board of Directors of the Securities Transfer Association, Inc. ("STA").

Founded in 1911, the STA is the professional association of transfer agents. The STA membership includes more than 135 registered transfer agents in the United States and Canada, maintaining records of more than 100 million registered shareholders on behalf of more than 15,000 corporate issuers. The STA represents its members in dialogue with regulators, while providing information and education for members on new or changing regulations that will impact their business, and establishing guidelines allowing effective exchanges of data between transfer agents and other industry participants. It also works with other industry groups, including the Depository Trust Company, FINRA and NYSE/Euronext.

Kennedy will bring the distinctive needs of smaller transfer agents to the attention of the Board, and will co-chair the Small Agents Committee.

"I am excited to join this esteemed Board of Directors," commented Kennedy. "I have long respected and appreciated their willingness to engage with regulators and key industry participants about current trends and challenges, and value this opportunity to bring innovative ideas to educate, empower and advocate for small agents to the table."

As an active member, ClearTrust encourages transfer agents of any size as well as issuer-agents to join the STA, to take advantage of its many resources and the rich ongoing dialogue amongst its members and industry players. Its upcoming annual conference is scheduled to take place October 27-30, 2015 in Amelia Island, Florida. More information is available at www.stai.org.

About ClearTrust, LLC
ClearTrust is a full service stock transfer agent offering robust shareholder recordkeeping and compliance services to growing issuers. A complete service package includes online account access, compliance support, corporate governance consulting, paying agent services, corporate action processing, proxy administration, assistance with DTC eligibility, and solving unique issuer problems.

The company is SOC1 audited and registered with the Securities Exchange Commission. They are active members of the Securities Transfer Association and the Society for Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. For more information, visit www.cleartrustonline.com.

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