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Broadridge Enhances Composition Capabilities for Regulatory Communications

Acquisition of Appatura will help clients streamline regulatory
and marketing communications

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2019Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), a global Fintech leader and part of the S&P 500® Index, has acquired Appatura Inc., an innovator in regulatory and marketing content management and automation. Appatura’s technology and operational capabilities enable clients to streamline the composition of regulatory and marketing communications, enabling greater consistency and accuracy in content through a more automated process, while meeting regulatory requirements.

Appatura serves leading asset managers today, and the addition of Appatura’s flexible SaaS-based platform and sophisticated content management will enhance Broadridge’s existing communications solutions for asset managers and other financial services clients. Firms will be able to streamline content curation and assembly and more effectively manage the publishing and dissemination of material, such as prospectuses, fact sheets, pitch books and other regulatory and marketing materials.

“Our clients will now have access to enhanced content composition and management capabilities in a single source platform – enabling firms to better manage these communications from composition to distribution,” said Michael Liberatore, head of Broadridge’s Mutual Fund and Retirement Solutions business. “This is another example of how Broadridge is helping asset management and other financial services firms streamline regulatory and marketing communications in a complex environment.”

Appatura was acquired from Havas Creative, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vivendi Universal, S.A., and other selling shareholders. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Broadridge

Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR), a global Fintech leader with over $6 billion in revenues, provides the critical infrastructure that powers investing, corporate governance, and communications to enable better financial lives. We deliver technology-driven solutions that drive business transformation for banks, broker-dealers, asset and wealth managers and public companies. Broadridge's infrastructure serves as a global communications hub enabling corporate governance by linking thousands of public companies and mutual funds to tens of millions of individual and institutional investors around the world. Our technology and operations platforms underpin the daily trading of more than $10 trillion of equities, fixed income and other securities globally. A certified Great Place to Work®, Broadridge is part of the S&P 500® Index, employing over 14,000 associates in 21 countries.

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About Appatura

Appatura, formerly known as Data Communique, has been a leader in granular content management and automated publishing solutions and services since 1993. With its leading-edge, proprietary database and headless CM named Syntext, Appatura’s mutual fund focused workflow and publishing engine: Docubuilder, and its innovative AI and Machine Learning Appasense tools, Appatura has been helping transform the industry from time-consuming, manually intensive processes to more cost effective and accurate. Its newer AI suite of products analyze and recommend content from internal and external competitive sources, further streamlining the content delivery cycle. Appatura's mission is to "Maximize the value of content across the enterprise, making heroes of its clients at work and at home."

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