Leading Equity Compensation Firm Earns Top Ratings in All Categories of Financial Reporting Services

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — September 26, 2014 — Equity compensation firm Equity Methods has been rated first among financial reporting service providers in client satisfaction, receiving the highest score of 98% in the 2014 Group Five Stock Plan Administration Benchmarking Study. Equity Methods’ client satisfaction rating is the highest of any financial accounting and reporting service provider in the annual study’s history.

Satisfaction with outside financial reporting service providers is based on 18 service categories. Equity Methods earned top ratings in every category, including overall satisfaction, loyalty, overall account support, and overall financial reporting capabilities. According to study participants, financial accounting and reporting is one of the top three challenges they face.

Commenting on the study, Takis Makridis, President and CEO of Equity Methods, said: “Our entire business is geared toward making financial accounting, valuation, tax, and reporting for equity compensation a center of excellence for our clients. Our recognition as the top financial reporting service provider in Group Five’s client satisfaction benchmark survey is a credit to our entire team. I’m proud of them and the consistency with which they represent the Equity Methods brand.”

Said Joel Gierek, Senior Manager of Corporate Accounting at Kraft Foods Group, “Equity Methods took much of the pain out of the equity compensation reporting challenges associated with our spinout from Mondeléz International. Since then, Equity Methods has provided critical ongoing support as we upgraded administrative platforms and added new plans. They’ve made our lives easier by meeting our most complex compensation compliance needs with insight, speed, and expertise.”

“Equity Methods’ commitment to delivering a best-in-class service and superior client experience has given them the highest ratings for loyalty and overall satisfaction in Group Five’s annual Financial Reporting Benchmarking Study,” noted Kathy Huston, Managing Partner at Group Five. “Equity Methods achieved the top rating in every aspect of their Financial Reporting Services.”

About Equity Methods, LLC
Founded in 1998, Equity Methods is the international leader in equity compensation compliance solutions. Equity Methods provides services to support every phase of the equity compensation process, including plan design, award valuation, audit support, and ongoing performance tracking. More than 450 companies trust Equity Methods to address their most pressing equity compensation challenges. To learn more, visit www.equitymethods.com.