NEW YORK – September 26, 2013 – OTC Markets Group (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, and PR Newswire, the global leader of innovative marketing, communications and investor relations solutions, today announced enhanced news distribution and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance options for OTCQX®, OTCQB® and OTC Pink® companies that report to the SEC and those that seek to distribute press releases internationally.
Companies that use OTCIQ.com, OTC Markets Group’s investor relations and market intelligence portal, to disseminate company news and information may now also use the portal to file press releases with the SEC as a Form 8-K/6-K through PR Newswire’s secure EDGAR filings service, Vintage Filings, providing a convenient way to comply with SEC disclosure requirements. Companies have been using OTCIQ.com to distribute press releases through PR Newswire at preferred rates through a partnership announced in November 2012.
In addition, OTC Markets Group now offers streamlined international news distribution for OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink companies that wish to distribute press releases internationally. Companies may use OTCIQ.com to distribute English-language press releases through PR Newswire’s expansive international news distribution network in the U.K., Singapore and Canada, all at exclusive discounted rates.
“The enhancement of our partnership with PR Newswire makes it easy and economical for the 2,700 SEC reporting companies and more than 3,400 international companies trading on our OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink marketplaces to meet their disclosure requirements and maximize the distribution of their news and disclosure outside the U.S.,” said Lisabeth Heese, Managing Director of Issuer and Information Services for OTC Markets Group. “It is our goal to provide OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink companies convenient access to the tools necessary to convey their reputations, news and disclosure to analysts, investors and the media. We are always looking for ways to increase the transparency and connectivity of companies trading on our marketplaces.”
“By helping companies simplify the tactical tasks of material disclosure and SEC compliance, OTC Markets Group has provided OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink company executives more bandwidth to focus on the strategic aspects of being a public company,” said Pamela Bartlett, Vice President, Channels at PR Newswire. “The secure, single log-in integration for both news distribution and EDGAR filing directly from the OTCIQ.com portal is a true time-saving benefit for issuers. PR Newswire‘s Vintage Filings is one of the top EDGAR filing newswires and we’re very proud that OTC Markets Group has chosen to expand our partnership.”
To learn more about the enhanced news distribution service, visit http://www.otcmarkets.com/services/companies/disclosure-news/overview.
About OTC Markets Group Inc.
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces for 10,000 U.S. and global securities. Through our OTC Link® ATS, we directly link a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services for a wide spectrum of securities. We organize these securities into marketplaces to better inform investors of opportunities and risks – OTCQX®, The Best Marketplace with Qualified Companies; OTCQB®, The Venture Stage Marketplace with U.S. Reporting Companies; and OTC Pink®, The Open Marketplace with Variable Reporting Companies. Our data-driven platform enables investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice at the best possible price and empowers a broad range of companies to improve the quality and availability of information for their investors. To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient financial marketplaces, visit www.otcmarkets.com.
OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC registered ATS.
About PR Newswire
PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 58 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.
About Vintage Filings
PR Newswire’s Vintage Filings division is a full-service financial filing and printing firm and a leading partner for all your XBRL filing needs. With more than 4,500 public company clients, Vintage is one of the fastest growing compliance firms nationwide. Vintage partners with its clients to provide the knowledge and service necessary to meet the SEC’s ever-changing filing regulations. Vintage Filings provides high-quality, cost-effective compliance filings and production services, including EDGAR Filings, typesetting, XBRL tagging, section 16 filings, investment management services, drafting sessions, virtual data rooms (VDR) and more.
Saskia Sidenfaden, OTC Markets Group Inc., +1 (212) 896-4428, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bradley H. Smith, Director of Marketing, IR and Compliance Services, PR Newswire & Vintage Filings +1 201.947.7157 email@example.com