D.F. King Expands Extraordinary Events Proxy Solicitation Team with Addition of Geoffrey Weinberg

Leading governance, proxy and ownership services firm D.F. King & Co., Inc., an AST Company, today announced that Geoffrey Weinberg has joined as a Senior Vice President in the Extraordinary Events Group. In this role, Weinberg will work in the corporate proxy department in the firm’s New York office on M&A transactions and contested solicitations, including activist defense assignments.

Weinberg was previously an attorney with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. At Weil, he participated in the representation of public and private companies in shareholder activism defense, proxy contests, mergers & acquisitions and divestitures.

“Geoffrey’s extensive experience will further D.F. King’s reputation for providing best-in-class strategic advisory services to the firm’s clients,” said Marty Flanigan, President & Chief Executive Officer of AST.

Tom Germinario, Senior Vice President of D.F. King, added, “Geoffrey’s expertise will be a great addition as D.F. King continues to provide key advice and analytics in high-profile and contentious solicitation assignments. For example, we were proud to represent Procter & Gamble in its proxy battle with Trian, Broadcom in its proxy contest and acquisition proposal for Qualcomm, and USG Corporation in its merger with Knauf, among others.”

“This is an exciting time to join D.F. King, a firm that is respected across the industry for delivering expert counsel in complex transactions and situations,” said Weinberg. “I look forward to helping our corporate clients maintain their momentum through whatever arises.”

About D.F. King

D.F. King & Co., Inc., an AST Company, leads the industry in governance, proxy and ownership services. With over 70 years of experience, D.F. King provides strategic advice in complex solicitations, specializing in proxy contests, mergers & acquisitions, shareholder activism and corporate governance consulting. For more information, please visit http://main.dfking.com/.

About AST
AST was originally founded as a transfer agent over 45 years ago. Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, AST has pioneered a new model of integrated ownership services and financial technology in the industry. AST affiliates include AST Trust Company (Canada), D.F. King & Co, Inc. and Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc.

Today, AST offers a full scope of ownership services that include registry services, corporate proxy solicitation and advisory solutions, employee plan services, information agent, mutual fund proxy solicitation, shareholder identification and asset recovery offerings. For more information, please visit www.astfinancial.com.

Tom Germinario
D.F. King, an AST Company

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