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AST Hires Marty Flanigan as Chief Financial Officer

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 finance operations of all business lines throughout the U.S. and Canada.

“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 AST. “His knowledge is critical to AST as we continue to expand our enterprise.”

“I am impressed by AST’s dedication to this business and how the company has taken a leading role in the industry over the past few years,” 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 of 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 finance 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. Marty has also held executive level finance positions at Purolator International and Ambac Financial Group.

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.

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. AST and CST provide fully integrated services that include corporate proxy solicitation and advisory solutions, information agent, mutual fund proxy solicitation and advisory solutions, fund administration, shareholder identification, asset recovery and investment management offerings including online retail brokerage.

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