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EquiServe, Inc.


Blue Hills Office Park

150 Royall Street

Canton, MA 02021


Business Description 

EquiServe delivers a wide range of corporate shareholder service solutions, acting as a company’s agent to transfer a shareholder’s stock, disburse and reinvest dividends, mail and tabulate proxies, distribute annual reports and provide merger and acquisition services.

EquiServe provides corporations full-service processing, which includes all accounting and data processing support for transfer agent activities related to registered ownership. Registered ownership occurs when the beneficial owner of the security is registered on the books and records of the corporation. When investors purchase stock through a broker, the investor may specifically direct the broker to register the shares purchased directly with the corporation. Registered owners receive all corporate communications, dividends, annual reports and proxy material directly from the corporation. Registered ownership comes in two forms: physical certificates or book-entry shares.

EquiServe provides custom services for corporate actions (mergers, acquisitions, stock splits, tender offers, odd-lots, etc.), initial public offerings and demutualization transactions.

EquiServe derives revenues from its securities processing services through use of the Company’s proprietary software systems, clerical processing services and other related products. Fees for accounting services are generally charged based on number of accounts, CUSIPs and transactions. EquiServe also derives revenues from investment earnings related to cash balances maintained in corporate transfer agency bank accounts.

Employee Plan Administration

EquiServe services more than 300 employee stock purchase and stock option plans with over two million employee accounts. EquiServe provides a complete range of employee stock option services, from full service administration of employee stock option plans to remote support of companies who do their own recordkeeping services. EquiServe has developed a proprietary employee stock purchase plan system that tracks and reports disqualifying dispositions, utilizes an automated enrollment system and has the ability to provide multi-lingual printing, multi-lingual interactive voice response systems and multi-currency disbursements to support internationally-based employee participants.

In 2003, EquiServe expanded its employee plan administration business internationally. It offers global employee stock option administration and international employee stock purchase plans services.

Revenues from these services are based generally on the number of employee accounts in the employee plans, the number of transactions processed and the number of employee plan accounts maintained.

Investment Plan Administration

EquiServe’s investment plan administration services encompass all types of investment plans, including direct stock purchase plans (“DSPPs”) and traditional dividend reinvestment plans. DSPPs (also called open enrollment plans) offer interested investors who are not current shareholders the opportunity to purchase shares directly in a company without going through a broker. EquiServe is a leading provider of investment plan administrative services, with 5.8 million plan participants for 180 DSPP clients and more than 400 dividend reinvestment plans.

Revenues from these services are based generally on the number of transactions and the number of investment plan accounts maintained.


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