Press Release

Broadridge Introduces the First Mobile ProxyVote Platform Shareholders Can Now Vote on Smartphones and other Mobile Devices

Lake Success, New York – December 2, 2010 – Proxy voting moves to the next gen­eration of advanced technology with today’s announcement by Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) that its ProxyVote®.com plat­form will be available on mobile data devices such as smartphones and tablets in early 2011. 

The announcement and demonstration was made at Broadridge’s annual Investor Communica­tions Conference, held today in New York City, which attracts hundreds of top executives from the nation’s leading financial services firms, institutional investors and corporate issuers.

“Mobile ProxyVote is yet another of the techno­logical innovations Broadridge has pioneered to improve and encourage more shareholder voting and enhanced shareholder communications,” said Joseph Vicari, Vice President, Business Strategy and Development, Broadridge, in making the announcement.  “The sophisticated graphical user interface is customized to be used with an array of mobile devices – including the market leading iPhone®, iPad®, BlackBerry® smartphones, and Android™ phones – and will seamlessly integrate with Broadridge’s platform,” he stated.

Twenty million proxy votes were recorded through for the 12 months ending June 2010.  ProxyVote offers street name and registered shareowners, as well as 401(k), ESOP and ESPP participants, the convenience of voting their shares on the Internet, and now with the introduction of Mobile ProxyVote, through compatible mobile devices.

Until now, shareowners who had registered for electronic delivery of proxy materials and were notified via e-mail, would only be able to cast electronic votes via their personal computers.  According to Broadridge, e-mail delivery of proxy materials is growing exponentially; nearly tripling from the annualized period ending June 30, 2006 of 27 million deliveries to almost 78 million deliveries for the annualized period ending June 30, 2010. 

“Shareholder preference is shifting towards using technol­ogy to improve both their access to information and their ability to act upon it,” explained Mr. Robert Schifellite, President, Investor Communication Solutions, Broadridge. “As the market leader in deliver­ing innovation to the proxy system and investor communications, this intro­duction signals a significant shift forward for shareholders and will increase participation, especially among individual investors,” he added.

iPad and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., BlackBerry is a registered trademark of Research in Motion Limited, and Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.

About Broadridge

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 14 countries.

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