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CST and AST Hire Marty Flanigan as Chief Financial Officer

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2012) - Canadian Stock Transfer Company Inc. (CST) and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (AST) announced today that Marty Flanigan has joined its senior management team as Chief Financial Officer. Marty will oversee the accounting and financial operations of all business lines throughout Canada and the U.S.

"Marty brings a vast amount of experience to our organization and will be instrumental in our efforts as we implement strategies across our business lines," said Mark C. Healy, President and CEO of CST and AST. "His knowledge is critical to our organization as we continue to expand our enterprise."

"I am impressed by how CST and its partners have taken a leading role in the industry," noted Flanigan. "Through considerable investments, the organization is delivering the most diverse suite of products to clients around the world."

Marty has more than 25 years of experience and previously served as Chief Financial Officer for three portfolio companies controlled by Bluff Point Associates, a private equity firm that invests in information services organizations in the financial services industry. He was responsible for each of the companies'' accounting and financial operations as well as strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions.

Marty previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Mellon HR Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of human resources outsourcing services. During his tenure, Marty orchestrated a significant turnaround and led the firm through several significant acquisitions.

About CST and AST

Canadian Stock Transfer Company Inc. (CST) and its partner American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (AST) form the North American division of the Link Group. Based in Toronto and New York, CST and AST are leading providers of registry services and technology to financial market participants throughout North America and in more than 22 countries. The division provides comprehensive stock transfer and employee plan services to over 8,000 public issues and approximately 5.5 million shareholders, ranging in size from initial public offerings to Fortune 100 companies.

AST was founded in 1971, and the organization has expanded beyond its core registry and equity plan solutions through strategic investments over the past two years. CST and AST provide fully integrated, comprehensive services including corporate proxy solicitation and advisory solutions, information agent, mutual fund proxy solicitation and advisory solutions, shareholder identification, asset recovery and investment management offerings including online retail brokerage.