TORONTO, ONTARIO and NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Jan. 24, 2012) - Canadian Stock Transfer Company (CST), a leading provider of transfer agent and employee plan services, announced today that Mona Hanes will shift roles within the company to lead business development efforts in the Western Region of North America.

Based in San Francisco, Mona will focus on increasing the organization's market presence in the Western U.S. and Canada - from New Mexico to the Northwest Territories, including all states and provinces to the west. Mona will partner with Ken Staab, who currently leads business development efforts for the Eastern U.S. and Canada, and with Tom Kies, who leads the Sales and Relationship Management teams across North America.

For the past two years, Mona has managed the Equity Plan Solutions (EPS) group and implemented key enhancements attributing to the growth of the business. EPS provides a host of specialized products and services designed to meet stock plan administration needs of businesses worldwide.

"Thanks to Mona's leadership, our EPS business has never been stronger," said Mark C. Healy, President and Chief Executive Officer of CST. "Currently serving more than 750,000 plan participants in 70 countries, EPS is a key component of our comprehensive service offering for our clients and their employee-shareowners around the globe."

Effective immediately, James McBride has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Equity Plan Solutions. Jim joined the organization in September of 2010 and has worked closely with Mona to manage the business. He is a key member of the EPS management team, directly involved with the business strategy while overseeing the relationship management team.

"I joined the company because of its compelling vision and unparalleled products and services," said McBride. "I look forward to building on such a strong foundation and providing even greater value to our customers across North America." Jim has a track record of success with Solium Capital and with running his own equity plan business. He also managed corporate strategy for a major regional financial institution.

"It has been a pleasure to lead the EPS team and directly interact with such a wonderful group of associates and our loyal client base," said Hanes. "I am convinced that Jim will continue to raise the bar in providing the highest level of service to our clients and their shareholders."

About CST

CST is part of the Link Group, an international network of providers of transfer agent and employee plan services. Headquartered in Canada, with offices in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Halifax and Vancouver, CST provides issuers global solutions through local access points. Formerly the Issuer Services business of CIBC Mellon, CST joined American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (AST) to form the North American division of the Link Group. Together this division provides service to over 8,000 issues and more than 5.5 million shareholders, ranging in size from initial public offerings to Fortune 100 companies.

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