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Appoint an experienced, independent and "non-conflicted" successor indenture trustee that is well suited to serve under a qualifying trust indenture and exercise the rights and powers conferred by the indenture and the Trust Indenture Act of 1939.

Computershare Trust Company, N.A. has extensive experience serving on official creditors’ committees in connection with various complex chapter 11 cases, such as:

Sears Holdings Corporation
iHeartMedia, Inc.
Seadrill Limited
Energy Future Holdings Corp.
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
AbitibiBowater Inc.
Molycorp, Inc.


We have extensive industry experience and offer comprehensive administrative services with successor trusteeships, default administration, bankruptcy and restructurings, and can meet your successor appointment, debt restructuring, and securities litigation needs through a variety of roles:

  • Successor / Separate Indenture Trustee
  • Distribution and Paying agent services, including Disbursing agent of cash and/or securities
  • Exchange and Tender Agent, Consent solicitations and tabulation services for debt and equity offerings
  • Serving as members of creditors' committees as an independent representative of bondholder interests in bankruptcy cases
  • Liquidating Trustee and Litigation Trustee Services for all types of entities

Our experienced corporate trust officers are recognized for their knowledge in indenture administration, interpretation and application, as well as, the representation of bondholder and creditor interests in complex bond transactions.


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Why Computershare?

A global industry leader with USD $1.9 trillion of debt under administration and USD $14.2 billion in assets under administration, Computershare’s product expertise dates back to 1889 with our predecessor companies and includes comprehensive support services through our leading-edge technology platform.

With decades of experience as corporate trustee, we offer Corporate Trust Services that are efficient solutions to our clients’ unique and emerging needs. We facilitate transactions through our US offices in New York, Boston, Cleveland, Denver and Los Angeles; our Canadian offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal; as well as our Asia office in Hong Kong.

Ben Lumley-Smith

Ben Lumley-Smith is our Head of Corporate Trust Services in Asia. Ben holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Economics and Law and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Banking (ACIB) in the UK.

Prior to joining Computershare, Ben headed up Citibank and JP Morgan’s corporate trust business in Asia. With over 20 years of experience working in Asia, Ben has been instrumental in many high-profile capital market transactions across a variety of asset classes, structures and jurisdictions.
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