AST Affiliate Acquires Family of Commercial/Financial Printing and Mailing Firms
NEW YORK—December 11, 2014—American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC (AST) announced that its affiliate, Link Shareholder Services LLC, has acquired the operating businesses of Data Palette Information Services LLC, Scotti Graphics, and Scotti Financial Data Services, leading financial print and mailing services providers. The acquisition creates the industry’s dominant provider of financial printing and mail services across North America.
The combined services will be offered under the new brand, AST Document Solutions, and provide companies a broad array of specialized print and mail services that cover the entire spectrum of the communication lifecycle, from creation to fulfillment. AST Document Solutions will assist clients with the creation, printing and distribution of corporate and financial information, and provide customized communications to meet their specific needs.
"Combining the expansive knowledge of these leading providers with our organization creates a powerhouse of financial print and mail capabilities under one roof," said Mark C. Healy, president and CEO of AST. "AST Document Solutions allows us to incorporate another dimension of value-added services to our clients."
AST provides clients with a full range of issuer and shareholder services, including registrar and transfer, equity plan administration, proxy solicitation and corporate governance advisory services, corporate actions, asset recovery, investor relations, investment management and annual meeting services. AST Document Solutions will provide a suite of corporate and financial printing services expertise to issuers and their shareholders.
About American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC
American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC, (AST) and its affiliates are leading providers of registry services and technology to financial market participants around the globe. AST and its affiliate, CST Trust Company (CST), together 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.
About Data Palette Information Services LLC
Data Palette Information Services is a commercial printing company that was founded in 2004. Data Palette Information Services specializes in complex, data driven communications. The company is experienced in dynamic action-oriented documented communication. Communications that are not only designed to effectively stimulate an action, but are also designed to communicate through all channels. Data Palette offers custom programming and output expertise, enabling millions of one to one conversations to take place simultaneously.
About Scotti Graphics
Scotti Graphics is a corporate financial printing company that was founded in 1975. The company specializes in all proxy related design and print work. Scotti Graphics is recognized as the largest provider of proxy cards and related materials to the stock transfer industry. Clients include many of the largest transfer agents throughout the country, as well as the largest financial printers in the industry.
About Scotti Financial Data Services
Scotti Financial Data Services, an affiliate of Scotti Graphics, provides companies with customized communication services. The company assists clients with design, print and full-service mail capabilities. Scotti Financial Data Services has developed industry leading systems and databases that operate in real-time for effective workflow requirements, as well as custom reporting and full programming capabilities.