OTC Markets Newsletter
OTC Markets Group News FEBRUARY 2015
OTCQB Venture Marketplace Reaches 500 Verified Companies; OTCQB Composite Index Launches

On February 26th, OTC Markets Group announced we approved 500 companies to trade on our OTCQB Venture Marketplace under our new standards. These 500 verified OTCQB companies have a median market capitalization of $10.53 million and include U.S. and international companies listed on qualified venture exchanges such as the TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). All have met improved standards that promote marketplace integrity and enhance transparency for investors.

In addition, we announced the launch of our OTCQB Composite Index (.OTCQB), a new benchmark for investors and analysts interested in tracking the performance of verified OTCQB companies. The Index, which is calculated on a total return and price return basis, will be rebalanced quarterly to account for the growing number of companies approved to trade on OTCQB. Read the full press release here.

We look forward to announcing new milestones in the months ahead and welcoming more entrepreneurial companies to OTCQB, America's Venture Marketplace.
OTCQX FOR BANKS CELEBRATES 50TH BANK

We recently celebrated the 50th U.S. bank to join OTCQX for Banks, an expansion of the OTCQX best marketplace designed to help U.S. community banks increase their visibility with investors. OTCQX for Banks saw strong adoption in 2014 and has continued to gain momentum in the first part of this year.

We are also gaining interest from private banks interested in leveraging OTCQX to provide liquidity to shareholders and access the public market. On February 23rd, FirstAtlantic Financial Holdings (OTCQX: FFHD) became the first bank to go public on OTCQX.

On May 4-5, OTC Markets Group together with Bank Street Partners, Bryan Cave LLP and StockCross Financial Services will host the Financial Institutions Stock Liquidity Conference in Atlanta. The event will include panel discussions and presentations on liquidity options available to public and private financial institutions and opportunities to access capital markets. For more information and to register, click here. Early bird registration ends March 13.
Light Up The Market
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Community Bancorp (OTCQX: CMTV)
Lights up the Market!


Follow us on Twitter at @OTCMarkets to keep up with OTCQX companies Lighting Up Their Market.

View OTCQX companies that Lit up the Market in February to celebrate joining our best marketplace.

Alerus Financial Corp. (OTCQX: ALRS)
Delanco Bancorp (OTCQX: DLNO)
Farmers & Merchants Bancorp (OTCQX: FMAO)
First National Community Bancorp (OTCQX: FNCB)
Four Oaks Fincorp (OTCQX: FOFN)
the little bank (OTCQX: LTLB)
MainStreet Bank (OTCQX: MNSB)
OurPet's Company (OTCQX: OPCO)
VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: VSBN)
Monthly Trade Summary

January 2015

Marketplace Designations # of Securities* Monthly Dollar Volume Monthly Dollar Volume
per Security
YTD Dollar Volume
OTCQX® 378 $4,696,856,117 $12,425,545 $4,696,856,117
OTCQB® 2,179 $2,633,262,236 $1,208,473 $2,633,262,236
OTC Pink® 7,387 $14,049,479,844 $1,901,920 $14,049,479,844
Totals 9,944 $21,379,598,197 $2,150,000 $21,379,598,197
*Data as of January 31, 2015
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Events, Webinars & Sponsorships
News
17th Annual Financial Institutions Conference - Denver, CO (May 12-13, 2015)

Financial Institutions Stock Liquidity Conference - Atlanta, GA (May 4-5, 2015)

STANY's 79th Annual Conference and Dinner - New York, NY (April 16, 2015)

Banking & Capital Markets Forum - Pittsburgh, PA (March 12, 2015)

26th Annual ROTH Conference - Dana Point, CA (March 8-11, 2015)

North Carolina Bankers Association: Bank Directors Assembly - Greensboro, NC (March 3-4, 2015)

PDAC 2015 - Toronto, CA (March 3, 2015)

Leveraging the CSE to Access U.S. Capital Markets - Montreal, CA (February 24, 2015)

Contact us if you are interested in meeting us at one of these events.

Privately Held Banks Get New Stock Liquidity Option - American Banker (Feb. 20, 2015)

FNCB increases investment opportunities with OTCQX - Wilkes-Barre Times Leader (Feb. 17, 2015)

First Advantage Bank now traded on OTCQX market - The Leaf-Chronicle (Feb. 12, 2015)

OTC Markets Group Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Performance of OTCM ADR Index and OTCQX30 Index - press release (Feb. 10, 2015)

OTC Markets Volume Hits $238B in 2014, Volume Up 19% - Traders Magazine online (Feb. 2, 2015)

Four Oaks Fincorp, Inc. Begins Trading on OTCQX - Fort Mill Times (Feb. 2, 2015)

The 2015 Trading Technology 40: R. Cromwell Coulson - Institutional Investor (February 2015)

SNN Q&A with OTC Markets Group, Inc. - An Overview and What the Future Holds for OTCM - StockNewsNow.com (Jan. 27, 2015)

OTC Markets Group launches OTCQX Banks Index - SNL Financial (Jan. 26, 2015)
Regulation & Compliance Updates
OTC Markets Group Submits SEC Comment Letter on Tick Size Pilot Program

OTC Markets Group has submitted a comment letter to the SEC regarding the proposed National Market System Plan to Implement a Tick Size Pilot Program on a One-Year Pilot Basis; Exchange Act Release No. 73511; File No. 4-657. The Company's comment focuses on (i) improving the experience of retail investors trading smaller company securities, and (ii) supporting the broker-dealer ecosystem that provides the investment banking and trading services necessary to maintain a liquid secondary market in these securities.

The comment letter generally supports the Tick Proposal’s initiative to review and perform a data-driven study of market structure issues impacting small company trading, but cautions that the proposal's "Trade-At" provision is anti-competitive and restricts the fair competition between exchanges and non-exchange markets. To read OTC Markets Group’s comment letter on the SEC’s website, click here.
MARKET DATA UPDATES
New Market Data Policies explaining the use cases for our market data products and processes went into effect January 1, 2015.

The OTCM ADR Index declined 2.55% in Q4 2014 while the OTCM QX ADR 30 was down 4.78%. View highlights from Q4 and full year 2014 here.

For more information, contact our Market Data Services at +1.212.220.2166 or marketdata@otcmarkets.com.
OTCQX AND OTCQB NEW ADDITIONS
OTCQB
15 Companies Qualified to Trade on the OTCQX Best Marketplace in January

Arsenal Energy Inc. (OTCQX: AEYIF)
Community Bank of Santa Maria (CA) (OTCQX: CYSM)
Crexendo, Inc. (OTCQX: CXDO)
Farmers & Merchants Bancorp (OTCQX: FMCB)
Fentura Financial, Inc. (OTCQX: FETM)
First Colebrook Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: FCNH)
Four Oaks Fincorp, Inc. (OTCQX: FOFN)
Home City Financial Corp. (OTCQX: HCFL)

ICTV Brands Inc (OTCQX: ICTV)
MainStreet Bank (Fairfax, VA) (OTCQX: MNSB)
Santa Cruz County Bank (CA) (OTCQX: SCZC)
SBT Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: SBTB)
SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. (OTCQX: SCIA)
Source Financial, Inc. (OTCQX: SRCF)
Town Center Bank (IL) (OTCQX: TCNB)
A complete list of OTCQX companies is available on www.otcmarkets.com.


OTCQB
86 Companies Verified to Trade on the OTCQB Venture Marketplace in January

Accelera Innovations Inc. (OTCQB: ACNV)
AmbiCom Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: ABHI)
American Nano Silicon Technology, Inc. (OTCQB: ANNO)
American Power Group Corporation (OTCQB: APGI)
Arno Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: ARNI)
BAB, Inc. (OTCQB: BABB)
Banjo & Matilda (OTCQB: BANJ)
bBooth, Inc. (OTCQB: BBTH)
Blue Water Global Group, Inc. (OTCQB: BLUU)
Canadian Zinc Corporation (OTCQB: CZICF)
Cerro Grande Mining Corp. (OTCQB: CEGMF)
China Carbon Graphite Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CHGI)
China Tianfeihong Wine Inc. (OTCQB: TFHW)
Continental Rail Corp. (OTCQB: CRCX)
Cosmos Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: COSM)
Dala Petroleum Corp. (OTCQB: DALP)
Delmar Bancorp (OTCQB: DBCP)
EACO Corporation (OTCQB: EACO)
Eagleford Energy Corp. (OTCQB: EGFDF)
El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. (OTCQB: ECPN)
Emrise Corporation (OTCQB: EMRI)
Eurosite Power, Inc. (OTCQB: EUSP)
EV Charging USA Inc. (OTCQB: EVUS)
Event Cardio Group, Inc. (OTCQB: ECGI)
First Niles Financial, Inc. (OTCQB: FNFI)
First Xeris Corporation (OTCQB: FXER)
FlexShopper, Inc. (OTCQB: FPAY)
Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCQB: FKWL)
Grow Condos, Inc. (OTCQB: GRWC)
Growblox Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: GBLX)
Gulfslope Energy Inc. (OTCQB: GSPE)
Have Gun Will Travel Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: HGTW)
Hawker Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: HWKR)
HCi VioCare. (OTCQB: VICA)
HPEV, Inc. (OTCQB: WARM)
HPIL Holding (OTCQB: HPIL)
Infinity Augmented Reality Inc. (OTCQB: ALSO)
Intrusion, Inc. (OTCQB: INTZ)
Kyto BioPharma Inc. (OTCQB: KBPH)
Latitude 360, Inc. (OTCQB: LATX)
Liberty Broadband Corporation (OTCQB: LBRDB)
Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp (OTCQB: LBSR)
MarilynJean Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: MJMI)
Meadow Bay Gold Corporation (OTCQB: MAYGF)
Metwood, Inc. (OTCQB: MTWD)
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (OTCQB: MEEC)
Mikros Systems Corp. (OTCQB: MKRS)
Mindesta Inc. (OTCQB: MDST)
Mineral Mountain Resources Ltd. (OTCQB: MNRLF)
Mymetics Corp. (OTCQB: MYMX)
New Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: NENE)
Nippon Dragon Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: RCCMF)
Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: NIDB)
Novus Robotics (OTCQB: NRBT)
NutraFuels. Inc. (OTCQB: NTFU)
OncoSec Medical Incorporated (OTCQB: ONCS)
Orca Touchscreen Technologies Ltd. (OTCQB: ORTFF)
OSL Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: OSLH)
Oxis International, Inc. (OTCQB: OXIS)
Peregrine Industries, Inc. (OTCQB: PGID)
Plastic2Oil, Inc. (OTCQB: PTOI)
Point Capital, Inc. (OTCQB: PTCI)
PositiveID Corporation (OTCQB: PSID)
Quicksilver Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: KWKA)
Rainchief Energy Inc. (OTCQB: RCFEF)
RenovaCare, Inc. (OTCQB: RCAR)
ROI Land Investments Ltd. (OTCQB: ROII)
root9B Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: RTNB)
Sauer Energy Inc. (OTCQB: SENY)
Sears Oil and Gas Corporation (OTCQB: SRSG)
Seen on Screen TV, Inc. (OTCQB: SONT)
Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: SKKY)
Solitron Devices, Inc. (OTCQB: SODI)
Southeastern Bank Financial Corporation (OTCQB: SBFC)
Spindle, Inc. (OTCQB: SPDL)
Spotlight Innovation, Inc. (OTCQB: STLT)
Stratean Inc. (OTCQB: SRTN)
Telkonet, Inc. (OTCQB: TKOI)
That Marketing Solution, Inc. (OTCQB: TSTS)
The Grilled Cheese Truck, Inc. (OTCQB: GRLD)
Trafalgar Resources Inc. (OTCQB: TFLG)
Two Rivers Water & Farming Company (OTCQB: TURV)
UBL Interactive Inc. (OTCQB: UBLI)
Uranium Standard Resources Ltd. (OTCQB: USTDF)
Vape Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: VAPE)
Xiangtian (USA) Air Power Co., Ltd. (OTCQB: GOAS)

A complete list of OTCQX companies is available on www.otcmarkets.com.
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