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CST IR Solutions Hires Brad Starkweather as Senior Vice President

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/15/14 -- CST IR Solutions, a division of Canadian Stock Transfer Company Inc., (CST) announced today the hiring of Brad Starkweather as Senior Vice President. Starkweather will be responsible for managing the operations for all CST IR Solutions products, including capital markets intelligence, credit markets intelligence and regulatory and tax compliance reporting.

"CST 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 Healy, President and Chief Executive Officer of CST. "The services provided through CST IR Solutions complement those of CST's, thereby strengthening our overall offering."

CST 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, CST IR Solutions is not limited to a proprietary database and can utilize multiple resources to provide an in-depth and unbiased analysis.

"I was very impressed with the breadth and value of the products offered by CST 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 CST IR Solutions, Starkweather was Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX in its Advisory Services Corporate Solutions Group. Before this position, he was Senior Vice President at Thomson Reuters with over 13 years of tenure. He also previously served as the Stock Surveillance Director with the Carson Group.

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

"CST 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 CST IR Solutions

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

About CST

Canadian Stock Transfer Company Inc. (CST) and its affiliate 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 has more than 4,000 corporate relationships, ranging in size from initial public offerings to Fortune 100 companies, and serves approximately 5.5 million shareholders.

Contacts:
CST IR Solutions
888.402.1644
www.canstockta.com

Canadian Stock Transfer Company Inc.
888.402.1644
www.canstockta.com

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