SOURCE: Clear Trust, LLC

Clear Trust, LLC

January 07, 2015 09:24 ET

ClearTrust Stock Transfer Agent Completes Acquisition With Guardian Registrar & Transfer, Inc.

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - January 07, 2015) - ClearTrust, LLC, a leading stock transfer agent serving growth companies and community banks, today announced it has acquired all issuer accounts of Guardian Registrar & Transfer, Inc. (Guardian). Guardian provides transfer agency and recordkeeping services for public and private companies in the US and abroad.

"Guardian is committed to its issuer clients," commented Elson Soto, President of Guardian Registrar & Transfer, Inc. "Our clients have trusted us to provide quality transfer agent services at competitive prices, and to make corporate decisions in their best interest. In performing our due diligence of all potential transfer agencies to partner with, we found the single best transfer agent which meets our own high standards of personal service and commitment to its clients as ClearTrust. We are pleased to entrust our clients to them." 

Guardian's issuers are now able to take advantage of ClearTrust's suite of services designed specifically for smaller companies and community banks. ClearTrust's comprehensive transfer agent services include shareholder meeting administration, DWAC and DRS processing, EDGAR & XBRL filing, DRIP administration and other proprietary offerings.

"We would like to thank Guardian for the exemplary working relationship we have enjoyed during this acquisition," commented Kara Kennedy, Executive Director of ClearTrust. "We'd also like to thank Guardian's issuer clients, for the opportunity to serve them and their shareholders as we form a mutually beneficial long-term relationship. We look forward to building a strong trusting bond with each issuer as we carry Guardian's legacy of integrity and personal service forward."

The transition from Guardian to ClearTrust has been completed, and all accounts are currently live with ClearTrust. Mr. Soto will continue to serve as an advisor for several issuers.

About ClearTrust, LLC
ClearTrust is a full service stock transfer agent that applies its experience and expertise to craft a comprehensive service solution specific to each issuer. A complete service package includes online account access, same-day transfer turnaround, hundreds of free reports, assistance with DTC eligibility, corporate governance consulting, paying agent services, corporate action processing, proxy administration and solving unique issuer problems.

The company is one of the only SOC1 ("SSAE 16") audited transfer agents in the country. ClearTrust is registered with the Securities Exchange Commission and 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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