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AST Phoenix Advisors Hires Rachel L. Posner as Senior Vice President.

NEW YORK -- AST Phoenix Advisors, an affiliate of American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (AST), announced today that it has hired Rachel L. Posner as Senior Vice President of Business Development.

Posner will oversee all business development for AST Phoenix Advisors and will also be responsible for working with the growing number of businesses in the AST enterprise. She will work to further develop and execute strategic initiatives that provide top-tier offerings and superior service to clients.

"We are very excited to have Rachel join our team," said John Siemann, Executive Vice President of AST Phoenix Advisors. "Her fresh perspective and immense dedication to growing our business will bring significant value to our clients and their advisors. In our aggressive industry, we are confident that Rachel will bring a unique competitive edge to AST Phoenix Advisors."

"I have always been impressed by the teamwork and expertise of my colleagues at AST Phoenix Advisors. Their innovation and passion are unparalleled," noted Posner. "I am excited to join a collaborative group where I will be able to combine my creativity with AST's strong foundation to garner new business and extended support to our clients."

Prior to joining AST Phoenix Advisors, Posner served as a Senior Managing Director and General Counsel of Georgeson Inc. She was previously a M&A associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York, where she advised Fortune 50 companies and others on proxy contests, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters. Posner has been an active participant in several industry organizations in the U.S., a frequent speaker on shareholder activism and corporate governance and a member of multiple industry boards.

"Rachel is a great addition to the AST team," said Mark C. Healy, President and Chief Executive Officer of AST. "Her broad range of experience as general counsel and in the proxy and corporate governance industry brings a unique legal perspective to complement our advisory team's expertise."

About AST Phoenix Advisors

AST Phoenix Advisors is a leading provider of proxy solicitation and corporate governance advisory services, offering fully integrated proxy solicitation, governance, investor relations and information agent services to leading companies in the U.S. and Canada.

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 partner, Canadian Stock Transfer Company Inc. (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, ranging in size from initial public offerings to Fortune 100 companies.
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Date:Jul 19, 2012
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