Software helps administer employee stock option plans.

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Using Express Options(TM) v8.0, companies can self-administer employee stock option and restricted stock award plans. Clients can also create multiple forfeiture schedules that contain various estimated rates to be applied to different segments on their plans population. Compensation Cost Accrual Report allows flexible reporting when comparing estimated forfeitures to actual forfeitures for vested shares.



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Computershare Releases Express Options(TM) Application, 8.0



Greater Flexibility and Detail for Forfeiture Estimations and Financial Reporting

SHELTON, Conn., Nov. 27 /-- Computershare Limited , a leading financial services provider for the global securities industry, today announced the release of their Express Options(TM) application, version 8.0. The Express Options(TM) product enables companies to self-administer their employee stock option and restricted stock award plans. This new release will allow clients to create and track multiple forfeiture estimation rates. Additionally, version 8.0 gives users greater flexibility around FAS123R expense reporting.

"Our clients -- and the industry as a whole -- have been asking for increased flexibility around FAS123R reporting and the release of the latest version of the Express Options application helps answer these needs," said Jennifer Baehr, Senior Financial Reporting Product Manager for Computershare Plans Software, formerly Transcentive.

With version 8.0, a no-cost upgrade to current maintenance customers, users can create multiple forfeiture schedules that contain various estimated rates to be applied to different segments of their plans population. An updated 'Compensation Cost Accrual Report' allows for more flexible reporting when comparing estimated forfeitures to actual forfeitures for vested shares. Other enhancements of this release include additional financial reports, as well as administrative features and functionality.

To learn about all the enhancements included with the Express Options application, call the sales experts at 1 888 339 4267, ext. 325.

About Computershare
Computershare is a global leader in transfer agency, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and other specialized financial and communication services. Many of the world's largest companies employ our innovative solutions to maximize the value of their relationships with investors, employees, customers and members. Computershare has approximately 10,000 employees across the world and serves 14,000 corporations and 100 million shareholders and employee accounts in 17 countries across five continents. For more information about Computershare, visit http://www.computershare.com/

About Computershare Plans Software -- formerly Transcentive

Computershare Plans Software is the equity plans software solutions provider of choice of over 2,000 corporations worldwide. As part of the Computershare group of businesses, Computershare Plans Software delivers a comprehensive range of software solutions aimed at responding to the needs of today's equity compensation environment. Computershare Plans Software develops, maintains and markets the Express Equity(TM) suite of products, which includes Equity Options, Express Stock Purchase, Express Desktop, and Express Share Tracking.

CONTACT: Juli Bark, EVP, Marketing, +1-312-588-4249, juli.bark@computershare.com

Web site: http://www.computershare.com/

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