LAKE SUCCESS, New York – September 18, 2008 – Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR) announced today that Neuberger Berman, LLC -- a leading asset manager and one of the broker-dealer subsidiaries that is not part of the Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. bankruptcy filing --- has signed a three-year contract with Broadridge for clearing services. Neuberger Berman, a registered introducing broker-dealer, will commence clearing through Broadridge’s Ridge Clearing on or about September 22nd.
“Broadridge supports clients through changing and demanding business cycles with safe and rapid movement of customer assets,” said Richard J. Daly, Broadridge’s Chief Executive Officer. “The speed with which we are able to convert these accounts in this environment demonstrates the fundamental strengths of our unique value proposition and the flexibility of our platform. Broadridge is capable of rapidly migrating a firm’s processing model as business needs change, whether it operates as a self-clearing firm or an introducing broker-dealer, while the firm remains on Broadridge’s processing system,” Mr. Daly concluded.
Broadridge said it believes Neuberger Berman’s business is a good fit for the low risk processing model of its Ridge Clearing business. Broadridge also stated that it will not alter any risk policies for this, or any other transaction.
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and other corporations. Broadridge’s investor and customer communications, securities processing and managed services solutions help clients reduce their capital investments in operations infrastructure, allowing them to increase their focus on core business activities. With over 50 years of experience, Broadridge's infrastructure underpins proxy voting services for over 90% of public companies and mutual funds in North America and processes on average $5 trillion in equity and fixed income trades per day. Broadridge employs approximately 10,000 associates in 16 countries.
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About Neuberger Berman
Neuberger Berman, LLC is an investment advisory company serving individuals, families, and taxable and non-taxable institutions with a broad range of investment products, services and strategies. Neuberger Berman engages in wealth management services including private asset management, tax and financial planning, and personal and institutional trust services; and mutual funds, institutional management and alternative investments. For further information about Neuberger Berman please visit www.nb.com.
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