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TMCNet:  AST IR Solutions Hires Brad Starkweather as Senior Vice President

[January 08, 2014]

AST IR Solutions Hires Brad Starkweather as Senior Vice President

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--

AST IR Solutions, a division of American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, (AST) announced today the hiring of Brad Starkweather as Senior Vice President. Starkweather will be responsible for managing the operations for all AST IR Solutions products, including capital markets intelligence, credit markets intelligence and regulatory and tax compliance reporting.

"As a boutique offering, AST IR Solutions can provide the personal and consultative service that issuers need to better understand their investor base and we are excited to have Brad lead this offering," said Mark C. Healy, President and Chief Executive Officer of AST. "It's important for companies to know who their institutional investors are and to maintain constant communication with them. I am confident Brad will help issuers accomplish this arduous task."

AST IR Solutions assists issuers in developing a strong understanding of their real-time institutional stakeholders, which helps them prioritize their investor relations outreach efforts. As a data-neutral solution, AST IR Solutions is not limited to a proprietary database and can utilize multiple resources to provide an in-depth ad unbiased analysis.


"I was very impressed with the breadth and value of the products offered by AST IR Solutions," noted Starkweather. "I look forward to working with the team to provide clients with the tailored investor relations data issuers need."

Prior to joining AST IR Solutions, Brad was Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX in its Advisory Services Corporate Solutions Group. Before this position, he was Senior Vice President at Thomson (News - Alert) Reuters with over 13 years of tenure. He also previously served as the Stock Surveillance Director with the Carson Group.

AST IR Solutions also announced the hiring of Lou Cordone as Vice President. With over 13 years of experience, Cordone previously worked for Thomson Reuters (News - Alert), managing several teams who provided insight into market developments and trading patterns for public companies.

"AST IR Solutions combines the industry's top investor relations talent with fully customizable services to provide a powerful offering unmatched within the marketplace," said Thomas G. Kies, Executive Vice President. "We proactively provide issuers with relevant capital markets and company-specific analysis that saves our clients valuable resources and money."

About AST IR Solutions

AST IR Solutions provides clients with complete investor relations services that include capital markets consulting, regulatory compliance and credit markets intelligence. The AST IR Solutions team assists clients in obtaining the information and analysis they need to capitalize on relationships with key investors.

About AST

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (AST) and its affiliates in the Link Group network are leading providers of registry services and technology to financial market participants in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, South Africa and the United Kingdom. AST and its affiliate, CST Trust Company (CST), form the North American division of the Link Group. Together AST and CST provide comprehensive stock transfer and employee plan services to more than 8,000 public issues and over 5.5 million shareholders. The division serves clients located throughout North America and in over 22 foreign countries,


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