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Transfer

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If you hold shares in DRS Book-Entry (no certificate), please follow the steps below:

1. Confirm that Broadridge is the transfer agent - our name will usually appear on your account statement.

2. Please complete the Legal Transfer Form and letter of instruction bearing the appropriate signature(s).

3. Please send all papers signed by all registered owners stating your intent to transfer to the following:

Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions
P.O. Box 1342
Brentwood, NY 11717

4. The signature(s) must be guaranteed by a financial institution participating in an officially recognized Medallion Signature Guarantee Program (see below). Note that this is different from having your signature notarized. More information about Medallion Signature Guarantee can be found on http://www.stai.org/medallions_outside_the_us.php.

5. Include any additional instructions indicating how you wish the shares to be transferred. These instructions should provide the name, address and social security number for each transferee and should indicate the number of shares to be transferred. In some cases, additional documents will be required to complete the transfer. Please refer to page two of the Legal Transfer Form for additional document requirements based on your stock transferring situation.

If you hold certificates that you wish to transfer, please follow the steps below:

1. Confirm that Broadridge is the transfer agent - our name will usually appear on the certificate.

2. Mail your certificates to Broadridge at the address below with a completed Legal Transfer Form

Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions
P.O. Box 1342
Brentwood, NY 11717

3. The Legal Transfer Form must be appropriately signed by all registered holders, exactly as the name(s) appear on the face of the certificate(s) or must be accompanied by a stock power bearing the appropriate signature(s).

4. The signature(s) must be guaranteed by a financial institution participating in an officially recognized Medallion Signature Guarantee Program (see below). Note that this is different from having your signature notarized. More information about Medallion Signature Guarantee can be found on http://www.stai.org/medallions_outside_the_us.php.

5. Include any additional instructions indicating how you wish the shares to be transferred. These instructions should provide the name, address and Social Security Number for each transferee and should indicate the number of shares to be transferred. In some cases, additional documents will be required to complete the transfer. Please refer to page two of the Legal Transfer Form for additional document requirements based on your stock transferring situation.

How do I transfer registered shares to beneficial or street shares via my broker?

1. Contact your broker directly.

2. Your broker will ask for some basic information about your account, including:
a. The issuer of the shares
b. The transfer agent name (Broadridge)
c. Your account number (obtain from your statement or online account)
d. The number of shares you wish to transfer
e. Whether you hold your shares in DRS (book-entry) or certificate form

3. The broker will then have the shares transferred from Broadridge to your brokerage account.

How should shares for transfer be mailed to Broadridge?

We recommend that all certificates be sent by registered mail, return receipt requested. It is suggested that the shipment be insured for 2% of the current value of the shares. In the event of loss, a surety bond of 2% will be required to replace the certificates. A surety bond is typically obtained by paying a premium to the surety company equal to 2% of the current value of the shares being replaced.

How do I obtain a surety bond?

You may obtain a surety bond from our independent insurance provider, The Chubb Corporation. Once you notify us of your certificate loss, we will initiate the process for you and then ask that you finalize the paperwork and submit the appropriate payment for processing.

What is a medallion signature guarantee?

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) entitles transfer agents and corporate issuers to receive signature guarantees to protect them against fraudulent and unauthorized transfers. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations define the financial institutions that are eligible to provide such signature guarantees, e.g., commercial banks, brokers, credit unions, savings and loan institution. Signature Guarantee Programs have been developed and eligible financial institutions which subscribe to such programs are issued "Medallion Guarantee Stamps". Transfer agents are obligated to ensure that such stamps appear on the transfer documents and are entitled to refuse a transfer of shares if a signature is not guaranteed with a stamp. A notary stamp is not acceptable when transferring the ownership of stock. More information about Medallion Signature Guarantee can be found on http://www.stai.org/medallions_outside_the_us.php.

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