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Global Shares welcomes new VP, North America Business Development and a Sr. Manager, Plan Administration

5 February 2009
Source: Global Shares
February 3, 2009 – West Cork, Ireland

Global Shares is pleased to announce the addition of two key senior management team members. Seasoned busi- ness development executive, Gil Lopez, has joined the Company as VP, North America, Business Development and will be based in California. Meanwhile, Melissa Callender has moved from the U.S. to the Administration Centre in Clonakilty, Ireland to work with the Share Plan Analyst Team and focus on special projects.

Gil has spent the last 15 years of his career working with clients to implement a wide range of professional ser- vices initiatives including global sales productivity improvement, management and leadership development, and change management programs. During his career, Gil managed the business development function for Watson Wyatt in Silicon Valley and also had P&L responsibility for the Western United States for Zenger Miller (now part of Achieve Global). Gil is responsible for the business development activities in the U.S. and Canada as well as managing the U.S. sales team.

This past autumn, Patricia “Trish” Boepple, Global Shares’ SVP, Global Plan Administration and Implementation, moved back in the United States. Melissa Callender has joined Global Shares as Sr Manager, Plan Administra- tion, to work with Mary Murphy and the Share Plan Analyst team in Clonakilty.

Melissa is responsible for specialized client conversions, team training, company surveys, sales support as well as Risk and Control. Prior to joining Global Shares, Melissa was the Equity Administrator at Sprint Nextel Corp. overseeing the administration of the Stock Option and Restricted Stock Programs. Prior to that, she was a Relationship Manager for 9 years with American Stock Transfer Equity Plan Solutions and Wachovia Bank and managed over 100 corporate clients.

Carine Schneider, CEO is “excited with the addition of our two new team members. Both Gil and Melissa bring tremendous experience and leadership to our growing company. I look forward to their contributions as we con- tinue to grow and focus on providing the very best client service possible. With many companies retracting during this difficult time, Global Shares continues to grow and attract the best talent in the stock plan community.”

“Coming to Global Shares in Ireland has been a great opportunity to add my experience to a growing company and look forward to helping the Company continue to excel into the future. Global Shares offers a unique vision to the industry with its ability to customize services to meet clients’ needs. I am excited to work with a company whose focus is on the best service possible for its clients,” states Melissa.

Gil Lopez can be contacted at and Melissa can be contacted at .

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About Global Shares
Global Shares’ mission is to support all companies that provide equity to their employees through administration and related consulting services to optimize the benefits for both the companies and their employees, by combining world class expertise, leading edge technology with excellent client service and total flexibility. Headquartered in West Cork, Ireland, it has operations in the US, UK and China.

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