Michael Balliet and Ali Naqvi Join Computershare

Escrow Services Offering Strengthened

Jun 07, 2010, 14:25 ET from Computershare Limited

NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU), a leading financial services provider for the global securities industry, today announced that Michael Balliet and Ali Naqvi have joined the firm to lead the organization's US escrow services sales effort.

Michael comes to Computershare from JP Morgan, where he was Executive Director of business development for the firm's West Coast Escrow Services group, which he helped establish. Michael will be based in Computershare's El Segundo, CA, office and will report into Mark Hartzell, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Computershare US.  Ali also comes from JP Morgan, where he was an Assistant Vice President in the West Coast Escrow Services group. Ali, based in El Segundo, will report directly into Michael.

Computershare offers complete escrow services for corporate transactions, including but not limited to indemnification escrow, performance escrow, and withholding escrow.

"We are excited about Michael and Ali joining our team," said Hartzell. "Their industry leading escrow experience is part of our commitment to expand escrow solutions for our corporate clients."

"Hiring a team with deep expertise and relationships in the US escrow industry is important to our US growth strategy; having the right mix of solutions for each client's unique needs," said Steve Rothbloom, President and CEO of Computershare's US region.

About Computershare

Computershare (ASX:CPU) is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. We also specialize in corporate trust services, tax voucher solutions, bankruptcy administration and a range of other diversified financial and governance services.

Founded in 1978, Computershare is renowned for its expertise in data management, high volume transaction processing, payments and stakeholder engagement. Many of the world's leading organizations use these core competencies to help maximize the value of relationships with their investors, employees, creditors, members and customers.

Computershare is represented in all major financial markets and has over 10,000 employees worldwide.

For more information, visit www.computershare.com.


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SOURCE Computershare Limited