Transfer Agent ClearTrust, LLC to Offer SEC Hot Topic Breakfast: The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Smaller Public Companies
Smaller Reporting Companies Need to Be Aware of Their New Obligations
LUTZ, FL- Sep 17, 2012 - ClearTrust, LLC, an independent, full service stock transfer agent serving listed, small cap, and private equity issuers will offer a SEC Hot Topic Breakfast on The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Smaller Public Companies. The event will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 7:30 am to 10:00 am at The Ritz-Carlton, 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Sponsors include OTC Markets Group Inc (OTCQX: OTCM) and Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs www.thf-cpa.com.
In 2013, game-changing Dodd-Frank requirements including Say on Pay, increased disclosure requirements, and reduced retail voting go into effect for smaller public companies.
"Many smaller reporting companies are still not aware of their new obligations or how to comply with them for their next shareholder meeting. The goal of the breakfast is to educate issuers about their new requirements," commented Kara Kennedy, Executive Director and Founder.
This educational event is complimentary, but seating is limited and reserved exclusively for executives of publicly traded companies. Executives may register at www.cleartrustonline.com.
ClearTrust applies its experience and expertise to craft a comprehensive service solution specific to each client. A complete service package includes online access, custom reporting and reconciliation, disbursement payment services, proxy administration, IPO services, and tax processing and reporting.
The company is located just north of Tampa, Florida, and is one of the only independent transfer agents in the state. Serving public and private companies both nationally and internationally, ClearTrust is registered with the Securities Exchange Commission. They are active members of the Securities Transfer Association. For more information, visit www.cleartrustonline.com.
About Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. (THF), one of Florida's largest certified public accounting firms, offers a full range of traditional accounting, auditing, and tax services complemented by comprehensive consulting resources. THF has grown to over 75 professionals and support staff. Most recently, it has acquired the Tampa-based firm, Meeks International, LLC, where Charlie Meeks, now THF's Tampa Partner in Charge and SEC Practice Leader, concentrated on serving SEC registrant companies. THF is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). With locations in both Tampa and Tallahassee, THF is committed to expanding upon existing superior service capabilities in order to better serve public and private companies throughout Florida.
THF maintains the high quality control standards of a national firm (THF is also a McGladrey Alliance Firm) and combines those attributes with a commitment to use sound judgment, creativity, and responsiveness in providing the highest level of personal and professional service to Florida's vital middle-market segment. THF goes beyond being a traditional accounting services firm to becoming a valued business consultant. THF was founded in 1993, when it acquired the Tallahassee office of Ernst and Young. To learn more about THF, visit www.thf-cpa.com or contact Charlie Meeks at email@example.com.
About OTC Markets Group Inc.
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces for investors to easily trade almost 10,000 equity and debt securities through the broker of their choice. Our OTC Link® ATS directly links a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services for a wide spectrum of securities. We organize these securities into tiered marketplaces to inform investors of opportunities and risks -- OTCQX® -- The Intelligent Marketplace for the Best OTC Companies; OTCQB® -- The Venture Marketplace; and OTC Pink® -- The Open Marketplace. Our data-driven platform enables efficient trading through any broker at the best possible price and empowers a broad range of companies to improve the quality and availability of information for their investors. To learn more about how we create smarter financial marketplaces, visit www.otcmarkets.com.
OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC registered ATS.
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