AST Equity Plan Solutions, a division of American
Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC. (AST)
is a leading provider of equity compensation plan administration.
AST acquired Wachovia Bank's Employee Shareholder Services Group
in December 2005 & formed a division called AST Equity Plan Solutions
(AST EPS), which is led by a group of industry experts.
Several factors differentiate us from other
providers of stock plan administration.
For one, we are broker independent; most
other providers are divisions of brokerage firms, which means
that both plan sponsors and participants are required to execute
trades and maintain brokerage accounts with them.
AST EPS can work with any broker you wish.
Another way we distinguish ourselves within the industry
is through our ability to partner with your other benefit
providers. When you offer your employees a variety of benefits,
each available through different providers, they have to access
as many Web sites as you have providers in order to manage
their entire benefits package. AST EPS, can
work with your retirement plan, health and welfare and deferred
compensation providers to provide your participants comprehensive
benefits information access.
With a full suite of plan sponsor and participant advantages,
as well as the capability to administer even the most recently
adopted types of equity products, AST EPS,
represents your best choice for outsourcing your plans.
Headquartered in New York City’s Financial District,
AST EPS runs its administration operations
from our legacy office in Philadelphia, which is also where
its client relationship team is based.