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Odyssey Trust Company and Global Shares Inc. Announce Exclusive Employee Compensation Plans Partnership in Canada

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Odyssey Trust Company (the “Company” or “Odyssey”), is pleased to announce it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Global Shares Inc. (“Global Shares”) an international leader in employee compensation plans administration, with offices in 14 countries across the world.

The partnership will allow both Odyssey and Global Shares to expand their mutual footprint in the Canadian employee equity compensation market, while combining marketing leading software with in-depth industry expertise and local market experience. Through a white-label solution developed by both teams, Odyssey’s clients will have access to a platform that is used by over 1,000 companies worldwide and is recognized for its streamlined user experienced and best in class software.

“Odyssey is excited to launch our new product offering – employee compensation plans, through our partnership with Global Shares. Employee compensation plans are a key aspect to our client’s business and this offering gives us the ability to provide a true “all-inclusive” solution for the administration of our client’s share registers and plans,” said Jay Campbell, President of Odyssey. “Odyssey was created because we knew the market was missing an independent trust company that could deliver personal, customized solutions for its clients and be backed by one of the most experienced teams in the country. Global Shares is an independent company that also embodies that philosophy but on an international scale and we quickly saw the synergies of working together. We look forward to a successful partnership over the coming years.”

“At Global shares we champion employee ownership and as an employee-owned company we understand how important it is to get equity compensation management right,” said Hugh Curran, Managing Director of Global Shares North America, “that’s why we’ve spent more than a decade creating and perfecting a technology platform that simplifies the entire process for private and public companies all over the world. We are delighted to announce this new partnership with Odyssey Trust today and bring two independent pioneering financial services brands together to strengthen our respective offering as we bring our joint solutions to the Canadian market.”

About Odyssey

Odyssey Trust is a full-service transfer agent and trust company with offices in Vancouver and Calgary, and co-agent offices in Toronto, Ontario and Denver, Colorado. Odyssey has over 250 clients and has managed complex trust transactions in excess of $3 billion. As an independent trust company, we deliver personal, customized solutions for our clients, backed by one of the most experienced teams in the business. For more information please visit: www.odysseytrust.com

About Global Shares

Global Shares, Deloitte’s ‘FinTech Company of the Year’ was founded in 2005, and is a market-leading global provider of innovative software and employee stock plan administration service. Global Shares has developed a proprietary, cloud-based, global technology platform enabling seamless service to clients with employees across jurisdictions, time zones and languages. For more information, please visit www.globalshares.com.

For more information, please contact:

Odyssey Trust Company:
Jay Campbell, President | E: jcampbell@odysseytrust.com | T: 1-587-392-6070 |
W: www.odysseytrust.com

Global Shares:
Aisling Riordan, Marketing & PR Manager | E: ariordan@globalshares.com | T: +353 (0) 23 8833 062 |
W:  www.globalshares.com