OTC Markets Newsletter - May 2011
May 2011

Featured This Month:

OTCQX Celebrates 200 Companies

OTCQX reached an important milestone on May 6th with the addition of its 200th company, Danone (OTCQX: DANOY), the French food and beverage conglomerate. With an aggregate market cap that now exceeds $1 Trillion and a diverse group of investor-friendly companies, OTCQX has become a popular platform for many companies interested in an alternative marketplace. For investors, OTCQX offers opportunities to invest in world-leading companies not listed on a U.S. exchange.

Danone’s decision to trade on OTCQX reflects an increasing trend of world-renowned companies seeking to access U.S. investors through less complicated and less costly practices than those typically offered by the U.S. exchanges. OTCQX provides a simple and customized approach for companies with unique needs, and offers user-friendly tools designed to promote transparency and facilitate price discovery for U.S. investors.

Today, OTCQX represents nearly 5 times the market cap of LSE AIM and the TSX Venture combined, demonstrating its position as a leading competitor in the global alternative marketplace space.

Read more about OTCQX here: http://www.otcmarkets.com/otcqx/home.

OTC Market Trade Summary Latest OTC News
OTC Market Tier # Securities* Monthly $ Volume Avg. Monthly $ Volume
per Security
Market Capitalization
(in Millions)*
OTCQX® 198 $2,317,032,482 $11,702,184 $1,102,833
OTCQB® 3,709 $4,478,126,363 $1,207,368 $1,250,361
OTC Pink Current 1,964 $27,176,541,308 $13,837,343 $11,675,730
OTC Pink Limited 785 $825,194,909 $1,051,204 $11,587
OTC Pink
No Information
3,405 $150,168,162 $44,102 $164,832
Totals 10,061 $34,947,063,224 $3,473,518 $14,205,343

* Selected data as of April 29, 2011

FINRA Rule 6460, Display of Customer Limit Orders, Effective May 9 (May 9, 2011)

"Delisted Companies Part of Paradigm Shift to OTC Market Group's OTCQB" - AllPennyStocks.com
(April 4, 2011)

OTC Markets Group Announces 2010 OTC Marketplace Trading Statistics (March 15, 2011)

Events

May 23, New York, NY - The SPAC Conference 2011
OTC Markets Group will be attending this event, discussing the advantages of OTCQB and OTCQX.

May 23-25, Santa Monica, CA - B. Riley & Co., LLC 12th Annual Investor Conference
OTC Markets Group will be attending and sponsoring a booth, discussing the advantages of OTCQB and OTCQX.

June 8, Toronto, Canada - FISD Toronto
Matthew Fuchs, Managing Director at OTC Markets Group, will be discussing the rising importance of the U.S. OTC marketplace for Canadian companies, market participants and investors.

OTC Market Regulation

Regulation A Changes Sought in the Small Company Capital Formation Act of 2011
Representative David Schweikert (R-AZ) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that seeks to improve access to capital for small companies. Small Company Capital Formation Act of 2011; Regulation A Revival?

Limit Order Display Introduced to the OTC Marketplace
FINRA Rule 6460, Display of Customer Limit Orders, became effective May 9, 2011. FINRA Rule 6460, Display of Customer Limit Orders, Effective May 9.

OTC QX OTC QB OTC Pink

Eight companies joined OTCQX in April.

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

95.5% of priced quotes in all OTC equities are on the OTC Link platform.

The OTCQB marketplace continues to gain recognition as the marketplace for reporting OTC companies.

  • Number of priced quotes on OTC Link: 65,568 (95.5% of all priced quotes in OTC equities)
  • Number of priced quotes on the OTC Bulletin Board: 3,079 (4.5% of all priced quotes in OTC equities)

For a full overview of OTCQB, view the fact sheet here: www.otcmarkets.com/content/ doc/ps/OTCQBfactsheet.pdf.

(Data as of May 13, 2011)

There has been an influx of 290+ new securities quoted on OTC Markets' OTC Link platform this year.

Since the beginning of 2011, 234 newly quoted securities have started trading on the OTC Pink marketplace, with the majority of these securities being American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) and foreign ordinary shares.

(Data as of May 13, 2011)

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