"Order Cancelling Registrations of Certain Transfer Agents"
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34-55220] Order Cancelling Registrations of Certain Transfer Agents February 1, 2007 On October 26, 2006, notice was published in the Federal Register that the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) intended to issue an order, pursuant to Section 17A(c)(4)(B) of the Securities Act of 1934 (“Act”), 1 cancelling the registrations of the transfer agents whose names appeared in the attached Appendix. 2 For the reasons discussed below, the Commission is cancelling the registration of the transfer agents identified in the attached Appendix. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry W. Carpenter, Assistant Director, or Catherine Moore, Special Counsel, at (202)551-5710, Division of Market Regulation, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549-6628. BACKGROUND: Section 17A(c)(4)(B) of the Act provides that if the Commission finds that any transfer agent registered with the Commission is no longer in existence or has ceased to do business as a transfer agent, the Commission shall by order cancel that transfer agent’s registration. On October 26, 2006, the Commission published notice of its intention to cancel the registration of certain transfer agents whom it believed were no longer in existence or had ceased to business as transfer agents. In the notice the Commission identified 45 such transfer agents and stated that at any time after November 27, 2006, which was 30 days after the notice was published in the Federal Register, the Commission intended to issue an order canceling the registrations of 1 15 U.S.C. 78q-1(c)(4)(B). 2 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54633 (October 20, 2006), 71 FR 62631. 2 any or all of the identified transfer agents. One of the identified transfer agents contacted the Commission to object to the cancellation of its registration because it states that it has not ceased to do business as a transfer agent. The Commission has decided not to cancel the registration of this transfer agent at this time in order to conduct further inquiry. One other transfer agent contacted the Commission regarding the cancellation of its registration but did not object after it was informed that it had more than one registration number and that the Commission intended to cancel only its inactive registration number. None of the remaining 43 identified transfer agents contacted the Commission to object to the cancellation of their registrations. Accordingly, the Commission is cancelling the registration of each of the 44 transfer agents identified in the Appendix attached to this Order. ORDER: On the basis of the foregoing, the Commission finds that each of the transfer agents whose name appears in the attached Appendix either is no longer in existence or has ceased doing business as a transfer agent. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED pursuant to Section 17A(c)(4)(B) of the Act that the registration as a transfer agent of each of the transfer agents whose name appears in the attached Appendix be and hereby is cancelled. For the Commission by the Division of Market Regulation pursuant to delegated authority. 3 Florence E. Harmon Deputy Secretary 3 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(22). 3 APPENDIX Registration Number Name 84-0019 LG & E Energy Corp. 84-0548 American Bancservices Inc. 84-0711 Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. 84-0904 Pfizer Inc. 84-1257 BNY Clearing Services LLC 84-1663 Merrill Lynch Investment Partners Inc. 84-1735 Alpha Tech Stock Transfer Trust 84-1737 Declaration Service Company 84-1828 Consumers Financial Corp. 84-1923 WOC Stock Transfer Company, Inc. 84-5494 Metropolitan Martage and Securities Co., Inc. 84-5550 Cinergy Service, Inc. 84-5606 Sunstates Corporation 84-5647 Penn Street Advisors, Inc. 84-5694 Khan Funds 84-5720 Bulto Transfer Agency, Limited Liability Company 84-5727 Impact Administrative Service, Inc. 84-5754 Alpine Fiduciary Services, Inc. 84-5755 River Oaks Partnership Services, Inc. 84-5756 IDM Corporation 84-5773 RVM Industries, Inc. 84-5812 Stock Transfer of America, Inc. 84-5816 Wasatch Stock Transfer, Inc. 84-5826 Lewis, Corey L. 84-5847 Financial Strategies, LLC 84-5872 D-Lanz Development Group, Inc. 84-5873 CBIZ Retirement Services, Inc. 84-5885 Sovereign Depository Corporation 84-5897 Newport Stock Transfer Agency, Inc. 84-5899 U.S. Corporate Support Services, Inc. 84-5912 Femis Kerger & Company Transfer Agent & Registrar 84-6019 Touch America 84-6032 Merge Media, Inc. 84-6034 Chapman Capital Management, Inc. 84-6039 First Financial Escrow & Transfer, Inc. 84-6045 Pharmacy Buying Association, Inc. 84-6059 Street Transfer & Registrar Agency 84-6077 Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 84-6092 Brookhill Stock Transfer Business Trust 84-6097 Certified Water Systems, Inc. 84-6101 Lauries Happy Thoughts, Inc. 84-6126 Fidelity Custodian Services, Inc. 84-6131 Carolyn Plant 84-6157 Encompass Corporate Services