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14 Mobility | June 2016 AROUND THE WORLDWIDE ERC ® Worldwide ERC® Front Page AECC ACQUIRES C.E. ANDERSON The boards of directors of American Escrow & Closing Company (AECC) and C.E. Anderson & Company have approved an agreement for AECC to acquire C.E. Anderson and merge the two companies. Founded in 1989, AECC is a specialty provider of U.S. and global financial and closing services to the employee relocation and global talent mobility indus - try. Its core services include U.S. relocation homesale program closings, relocation and assignment expense management, U.S. payroll reporting with gross-up calculations, and global compensation administration. C.E. Anderson has been providing similar services within the industry since its formation in 2006. "We are very excited to announce this agreement," says AECC CEO Robert Cepek, CRP. "And we look forward to the efficiencies and best-in-class services this will bring to the relocation support marketplace." Craig Anderson, SCRP, SGMS, founder of C.E. Anderson, will return to AECC as vice president with a primary focus on business development, sales, and new service innovation. Anderson worked at AECC from 1989 to 2005 and brings more than 35 years of industry experience back to the company. He is a former member of the Worldwide ERC ® Public Policy (now known as Government Affairs) Committee, and an active participant in its forum meetings. He also serves on committees for various regional relocation groups. "We are very happy to have Craig rejoin the AECC team," says AECC President Roy Seeger, CRP, GMS. "Craig was a primary factor behind AECC's success during our formative years, and he brings back a wealth of industry knowledge and innovative ideas." The companies will retain the AECC name moving forward, with fully merged integration expected to be completed throughout 2016. PARAGON OPENS LONDON OFFICE, LAUNCHES REAL ESTATE RESOURCES Paragon Relocation has moved its international headquarters from Dublin to the southwest London suburb of Wimbledon. Abigail Flanagan, GMS, senior director global operations and business alliances, and other staff members are based at the new office. GLOBALINK CONTRIBUTES HEARING AIDS Globalink has initiated a charity campaign to support children with hearing impairments at the Special Boarding School No. 1 for Deaf and Hearing- Impaired Children in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The cam - paign aims to promote the development of children by providing hearing aids to facilitate their learning skills and integration into society. Globalink provided hearing aids to children whose parents could not afford the devices. The hearing aids were procured by the Medical Center SATR, whose specialists carried out diagnos - tics, testing, and installation of individual in-the-ear devices for the children. The campaign was intended to "make the children's lives, deprived of sound, complete, and to allow them to believe in dreams and the primacy of goodness." Globalink representatives were invited by the school to meet the children with their new hearing devices. "We are extremely grateful for the concern and care shown by the Globalink contribution, which has improved the quality of lives of children in need," says the school's director, Alexandra Dnisheva. Photo courtesy of Globalink Logistics Group At an event at Special Boarding School No. 1 for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Children in Almaty, Kazakhstan, school director Alexandra Dnisheva presented an appreciation letter to Globalink representatives for a donation of hearing devices.

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