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Special Merger Meeting

“We used Laurel Hill Advisors to help us to solicit proxies for our recent merger. Getting a quorum to vote at a shareholder meeting usually entails considerable leg-work on our part. With Laurel Hill Advisors’ help, we had a record response to our merger meeting, well beyond what was needed for a quorum. They were very helpful “

–Steven C. Ackmann, President and CEO, Highlands Bancorp, Inc.

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Proxy Solicitation Services

We have utilized the services of Laurel Hill for years - with success being the only outcome we have experienced. John O’Grady, Joe Contorno and their team sweat the details while dotting every “i” and crossing every “t” educating and keeping me informed every step of the way. While I’m sure there are many firms that provided similar services, I can’t imagine that there is any other that could do it better than Laurel Hill. I give them my highest grade and strongest recommendation.

– Rob Gershon, CEO

Proxy Solicitation Services

We work with Laurel Hill when we have non-standard issues that will be presented to our shareholders.  Their team has done a great job at engaging our shareholders to ensure a positive result.

Julie Langenheim

Proxy Solicitation Services

Our 1st shareholder meeting was a huge success, thanks to the efforts from our proxy solicitor Laurel Hill Advisory Group

– Hugh Menown, CFO, Energy xx1 Gulf Coast

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Proxy Solicitation Services

In our first year with Laurel Hill we received an ISS AGAINST recommendation.  In addition to the standard work, the Laurel Hill Advisory team worked with us to engage with shareholders on the issue, resulting in a successful annual meeting.

– Benjamin Angelette, Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Energizer

Bank Conversion

"On behalf of Twin Oaks Savings Bank, I want to thank you and your staff for the great work in making our proxy solicitation and member voting a smooth process and a great success.  Your planning and execution were outstanding and your staff handled the calls to our members in a very professional manner.  We greatly appreciate the assistance Laurel Hill provided in bringing our merger with Ottawa Savings Bank to fruition."  

– Craig M. Hepner, President, Twin Oaks Savings Bank

Ben Franklin Bank

"Obviously, first and foremost, Laurel Hill served Ben Franklin Financial, Inc. as a proxy solicitor in our Second Step Conversion and your company successfully delivered the vote!  Delivering the vote was the only thing that really mattered, but I was particularly impressed with your follow through and continuous communication.  I never once had to wonder how it was going, nor did I ever have to ask for a status report.  You were always in my email box at the beginning of every morning and many times at the end of the day, giving the latest status updates and providing very specific numbers on votes in and the votes still needed to pass our actions. 

As we continue our transition to a fully public company, know that we will be back to you for further assistance.  We look forward to working with companies who deliver on their promises.  Laurel Hill, and you personally, certainly did just that!  Thanks you again for everything.  It is appreciated. "

– Steven D. Olson, President, Ben Franklin Bank of Illinois