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Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company Offers End-To-End Support for Corporate Actions and Escrows

Besides the short-term and long-term variations in stock price, what investors most often remember are the formal corporate actions undertaken by a company. These actions are the major corporate plays that directly affect shareholders, and the timing and effectiveness with which they are carried out can long determine investor comfort level and responsiveness. For 50 years, Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company has dedicated itself to public companies, with a special emphasis on smaller to midsize emerging and growth companies, including the support of corporate actions, such as mergers and acquisitions, redemptions, tender and exchange offers, odd lots, forward/reverse splits, rights offers, conversions, subscriptions, and Dutch auctions.

Continental’s corporate actions support is comprehensive and customizable, reflecting the unique needs of growing companies, and covers a range of related services:

  • Full shareholder servicing
  • Complete mailing services
  • End-to-end fulfillment
  • Powerful, user-friendly online resources and account access
  • Examination of surrendered securities
  • Correspondence with the presenter
  • Tax reporting
  • Escheatment of aged, unexchanged assets

The company also serves as a valued escrow agent, offering services as a trusted, independent third party for the holding and dispersing of critical assets:

  • Reviewing the terms of escrow agreement
  • Ensuring compliance with the escrow agreement
  • Receiving founder shares in proper transfer order, including Medallion guarantees
  • Distributing shares
  • Preparing and providing tax-related reporting
  • Escrow agent benefits include:
    • Competitive pricing
    • Experienced escrow administrators
    • Lawyer helpful “fill-in-the-blank” forms
    • Prompt review of escrow agreement
    • Fast, 24-hr. expedited account opening
    • All escrow deposits held in segregated bank accounts at JPMorgan Chase Bank
    • All types of tri-party escrow transactions transactions
    • Stock and cash escrows
    • Private placements
    • Registered offerings
    • Indemnity escrows
    • SPAC “Founder” escrow accounts to hold “insider shares” and warrants
    • Specialized M&A-related escrows
    • Selling shareholder transactions
    • Private sale transactions
    • Crowd funding
    • Investment services
    • Examination of “founder”/escrowed shares to ensure transferability, including Medallion guarantees
    • Income tax reporting

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