EQ and Global Shares announce a strategic partnership to serve corporate equity compensation needs

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

EQ continues to grow its shareholder and employee capabilities following its integration with the U.K.’s leading transfer agent, Equiniti Group plc

EQ, transfer agent and employee stock purchase plan provider to many of America's leading companies, is delighted to announce a new partnership with Global Shares for the provision of technology to manage Equity Compensation Plans.

The collaboration enables EQ to extend its employee plan proposition, in response to client feedback, and will improve the experience for employees. Global Shares' award-winning technology will be used to administer plans including Incentive Stock Options and Non-Qualified Stock Options, Performance and Restricted Stock Awards and Units, Stock Appreciation Rights and more.

The highly customizable software is multi-lingual and multi-currency and serves the needs of a broad range of global organizations. The platform benefits from continued investment, future-proofing the solution for EQ’s clients.

Todd May, Chief Executive Officer at EQ said: “With over a decade of experience, Global Shares is a premier technology provider with a deep understanding of the North American market. By combining their award-winning technology with our service and industry expertise, we’re meeting the needs of our clients with a market-leading proposition.”

Tim Houstoun, CEO of Global Shares commented: “Global Shares has designed a market-leading solution to combat the challenges that exist in administrating complex employee share plans. As an evolving and highly innovative company, our singular focus and technical expertise has redefined equity plan management solutions, setting a new industry benchmark. We are looking forward to sharing this with EQ.’’

For more information:

EQ (US contact)

Kristin Baker, Director, Demand Generation
Telephone:  612-875-3267
Email: kristin.baker@equiniti.com 

Notes to Editor:

About EQ

EQ provides shareholder services to many of America’s leading companies, helping them with record keeping, dividend payments, plan administration, communications and corporate actions.

We are the part of Equiniti Group, listed on the London Stock Exchange, a global provider of financial solutions which helps businesses operate more effectively and connects people with their financial future. Our global team is over 5,000 strong and comprised of 750 specialists in the delivery of transfer agent services and over a thousand technology professionals. Together, we are responsible for delivering services to some of the world’s most well recognized brands and 29 million of their customers.

About Global Shares

Global Shares develops highly specialized software solutions for private and public companies of all sizes to manage their employee equity plans, including some of the largest and best-known companies in the world, including Sage (U.K.), Skanska (SE), GlaxoSmithKline (U.K.), Generali (IT), Cargill (U.S.) and many more.

Global Shares software is developed 100% in-house, and a highly skilled team of equity professionals deliver the highest levels of service with a personal touch. Established in 2005, Global Shares has offices in the U.K., the U.S., Ireland (HQ), Germany, Spain, Portugal, China and Hong Kong.