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Help Shareholders Avoid the Anxiety of Escheatment

A step-by-step review of the Escheatment process and how to help shareholders avoid being escheated by Mary Steigerwalt, VP Communications, Broadridge.

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Shareholders do not intentionally or willingly surrender valuable accounts or property to the state. When they do, it’s often because they do not fully understand the escheatment process.

Fortunately, public companies and their shareholders can take steps to avoid escheatment. This brief guide will:

  • Describe the basics of escheatment, including the requirements of both the SEC and states
  • Outline the steps to take to anticipate and prevent problems
  • Explain how you can use transfer agents’ services to avoid unnecessary anxiety and cost