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									eSecLending and ISS Join Forces to Help
Institutional Investors Optimize Securities Lending
eSecLending’s New Product, “ProxyValue™” Balances Proxy Voting Responsibilities and Incremental
Performance in a Securities Lending Program

January 26, 2012 10:03 AM Eastern Time 

BOSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--eSecLending, a leading global securities lending agent, announced
today that it has launched a new service called ProxyValue™, designed to help institutional investors maximize 
income generated from the lending of securities while ensuring proxy voting fiduciary duties are met.

When participating in securities lending, institutional investors often find it challenging to effectively manage the dual
objectives of revenue generation and corporate governance responsibility. ProxyValue™ applies securities lending 
performance information to proxy voting management, bringing clarity, discipline and simplicity to the process.

Peter Bassler, Managing Director for eSecLending states, “ProxyValue™ continues our commitment to leadership 
and innovation in the industry. We are excited to work with ISS to deliver a creative solution that will help
institutional investors make well informed corporate governance decisions. By providing the tools to evaluate the
revenue considerations of recalling shares, ProxyValue™ will bridge the gap between institutional investors’ 
corporate governance and securities lending strategies.” 

Matthew Newman, Vice President for ISS explains, “Our clients are continuously seeking ways to efficiently and
effectively execute on their proxy voting responsibilities while also maximizing incremental revenue opportunities. ISS
is pleased to partner with eSecLending in their goal to help institutions evaluate the economic and fiduciary impact of
recalling shares.” 

About eSecLending

eSecLending is an independent global securities lending agent providing customized securities lending solutions for
institutional investors worldwide. The company’s innovative approach has introduced investment management
practices to the securities lending industry, offering beneficial owners a compelling alternative to traditional pooled
lending programs. Their differentiated process facilitates best execution by utilizing a transparent, disciplined and
repeatable process to determine their clients’ optimal securities lending strategy. In addition to outperformance, the
approach provides clients with greater transparency and control, allowing them to more effectively monitor and
mitigate risks.

About ISS

ISS, founded in 1985 as Institutional Shareholder Services Inc., is the world’s leading provider of proxy advisory
and corporate governance solutions to financial market participants. ISS’ services include objective proxy research
and analysis, end-to-end proxy voting and distribution solutions, turnkey securities class-action claims management,
and reliable governance data and modeling tools. More than 1,700 clients rely on ISS’ expertise to help them make
informed corporate governance decisions. ISS is located in financial centers worldwide and is a subsidiary of MSCI
Inc., a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally.

For more information, please visit www.issgovernance.com.

Contacts
eSecLending
Allyson Lewis, +1 617-204-6029
alewis@eseclending.com
Internet:www.eseclending.com

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