OTC Markets Group News - October 2014

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OTC Markets Group News OCTOBER 2014
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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT
[photo] Interview with Dr. David Gane, President and CEO of LED Medical Diagnostics Inc.

This month, we speak with Dr. David Gane, the President and CEO of LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. (TSX-V: LMD; OTCQX: LEDIF). Dr. Gane talks to us about the company’s operations and its growth strategy, which has included the appointment of a new management team in the past year. He also tells us about leveraging the OTCQX marketplace and Blue Sky Solutions to reach new investors and to build visibility in the U.S.

OTC Markets Group (OTCM): Tell us about LED Medical Diagnostics.

Dr. David Gane: LED Medical Diagnostics markets digital imaging technology products to dentists and dental specialists through our wholly-owned operating subsidiaries LED Dental Inc. and LED Dental Ltd. The company manufactures and markets the VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System, the dental industry’s leading adjunctive screening device for defining the extent of a wide range of oral mucosal abnormalities - from viral, fungal and bacterial infections to cancer and pre-cancer. To date, more than 25 million VELscope Vx exams have been performed by more than 12,000 dentists in 23 countries.

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Early this year, we decided to expand and diversify our product portfolio and in April 2014, we signed a partnership agreement with Ray Co., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, to supply a “Best-of-class” multi-function digital extraoral imaging system, the “RAYSCAN Alpha – Expert,” to the U.S. market. Since then, we have added digital intraoral sensors, cameras and digital imaging software to our product portfolio. Agreements for additional product lines are in negotiation.

During the last year, we have hired a very experienced executive management team, added to our direct sales force and established an office in Atlanta, Georgia, the hub of the dental imaging market in North America. We have also switched from an exclusive distribution network for VELscope Vx to non-exclusive arrangements and negotiated eight distribution agreements in the last year. We plan to continue to add to our growing product portfolio through future mergers and acquisitions.

OTCM: You recently announced a string of new executive appointments including a new board chairman, new directors and a new VP of finance. What was the reason for these changes?

Dr. Gane: LED has made major changes in our executive and senior management team in the past year to pursue a more aggressive growth and revenue generation strategy. I was appointed as President and CEO of LED Medical Diagnostics in October 2013. I am a dentist and an experienced company builder with a focus on dental technology, having served as vice president of U.S.-based Carestream Dental (a division of Carestream Health), an imaging and IT company with $500 million in annual revenues, 1,200 employees, and products in 90 percent of dental practices worldwide.

In February 2014, I appointed Lamar Roberts to President of LED Dental Ltd., our U.S. subsidiary, after he joined as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing in October 2013. Lamar has held senior executive positions with 360imaging, Carestream Dental and PracticeWorks and has developed an industry reputation for guiding companies from early growth stages to becoming industry giants. At Carestream Dental, he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing in the largest dental imaging company in the world. He also has an extensive background in mergers and acquisitions and proven record in leading commercial efforts in technical, medical, and geographically dispersed organizations.

In April, Tom Kearney, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, joined the LED Imaging team. He is working to maximize corporate sponsorships, partnerships and other industry relationships. Prior to joining LED Imaging, Tom most recently served as the Director of Corporate Events for Carestream Dental.

Other senior management appointments we made include Wes Newsom as Director of Product Line Management for Digital Imaging, Dr. Jeff Brooks as Vice President of Dental Imaging and Joan Fiore as Vice President of Client Services. All of our management appointees have extensive experience in the dental imaging technology product market and have previously worked for or have links to Carestream Dental.

Most recently, Jody Kelly was hired as the new Vice President of Finance and Dawn McGreevey was hired as Director of Marketing.

OTCM: What is your growth strategy for the rest of 2014 and 2015?

Dr. Gane: We plan to grow organically through a series of strategic relationships and distribution agreements as well as through mergers and acquisitions. These transactions will add to LED’s product portfolio and expand our markets for these products worldwide.

OTCM: LED began trading on OTCQX in February 2013. How has trading on OTCQX helped you increase your visibility with U.S. investors?

Dr. Gane: Approximately 18 percent of LED’s investors are American. Trading on the OTCQX marketplace has helped us maintain our American shareholder base and attract new investors. We are currently in the process of registering with the California state securities regulator so that our securities can be recommended by brokers in the state to their clients. “Blue skying” in California will enable us to promote our shares to more American investors. LED is currently registered in 39 states.

OTCM: Most people associate oral cancer with high alcohol consumption or smoking, but there has actually been an increase in oral cancer cases related to the spread of the human papilloma virus (HPV). Should we all be getting an oral cancer screening?

The demographic at-risk group has changed from a relatively small at-risk group to virtually anyone who is or has been sexually active. Frequent screening for oral cancer is essential for everyone as early detection of oral cancer and pre-cancer dramatically improves the chances of successful treatment. HPV, an aging population and greater awareness of the morbidity and mortality of oral cancer have increased the awareness and demand for oral cancer screenings.

OTCM: What else should U.S. investors know about LED?

Dr. Gane: LED Medical has provided guidance for 2014 of $9 million to $11 million in revenues, an increase of 260 percent to 340 percent over 2013 annual revenues, with growth driven by sales of our new lines of digital imaging products. Sales in the last quarter of the year tend to be higher than previous quarters because of the impact the American tax system has on the timing of dental equipment purchases.

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Light Up The Market
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Embassy Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: EMYB) 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 October to celebrate joining our best marketplace.

Americann Inc. (OTCQX: ACAN)
Franklin Financial Services (OTCQX: FRAF)
Mars National Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: MNBP)
Save The World Air, Inc. (OTCQX: ZERO)
Monthly Trade Summary

September 2014

Marketplace Designations # of Securities* Monthly Dollar Volume Monthly Dollar Volume
per Security
YTD Dollar Volume Aggregate Market Capitalization
(in Millions)*
OTCQX® 368 $3,611,525,243 $9,813,927 $26,731,664,757 $1,497,316
OTCQB® 2,442 $3,352,826,829 $1,372,984 $51,484,000,678 $154,917
OTC Pink® 7,091 $12,705,202,346 $1,791,736 $102,537,202,561 $11,721,745
Totals 9,901 $19,669,554,419 $1,986,623 $180,752,867,996 $13,373,978
*Data as of September 30, 2014
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Events, Webinars & Sponsorships
News
LD Micro Conference - Los Angeles, CA (December 2-4, 2014)

STANY’s 2014 International Reception and Holiday Party - New York, NY (November 13, 2014)

Western Independent Bankers Conference - San Francisco, CA (November 6-8, 2014)

Securities Transfer Association’s Annual Conference - Manalapan, FL (October 27-30, 2014)


OTCM Hosted Events

OTCQX Senior Executive and Advisors Forum - Toronto, Canada (November 6, 2014)

Contact us if you are interested in meeting us at one of these events.
OTC Stock Market News Today - Money Info Radio Show (Oct. 21, 2014)

Over-the-Counter U.S. Stock Trading Resumes After Friday Malfunction - Traders Magazine online (Oct. 20, 2014)

OTC Markets Group Congratulates Kelso Technologies on NYSE MKT Listing - press release (Oct. 14, 2014)

Wall St. watchdog to shut penny-stock market, boost OTC oversight - Reuters (Oct. 8, 2014)

Towards a more liberal regime - Business India (Oct. 8, 2014)

Mars National Bancorp, trading on OTCQX - Pittsburgh Business Times online (Oct. 3, 2014)

Crowdfunding in Canada: Legal or Illegal? - Crowdfund Insider (SeOct. 3, 2014)
OTCQX GRADUATIONS
Congratulations to Kelso Technologies on graduating from OTCQX to a NYSE MKT listing. Best of luck!
REGULATION & COMPLIANCE UPDATES
Reminder: UPDATE New FINRA ORF Platform
  The migration date for firms to begin reporting OTC equity security trades and trades in restricted equity securities effected pursuant to Securities Act Rule 144A to the new OTC Reporting Facility (ORF) technology platform is Monday, November 17, 2014. FINRA has also published a new FINRA OTC Reporting Facility (ORF) Migration Website. Frequently Asked Questions regarding the OTC Reporting Facility Migration can be found here.

Proposal to Extend the Tier Size Pilot
  FINRA is filing with the SEC a proposed rule change to amend FINRA Rule 6433 (Minimum Quotation Size Requirements for OTC Equity Securities) to extend the Tier Size Pilot for an additional three months, until February 13, 2015. Additional information may be found here.

Proposed Rule Change for Quotation Requirements for Unlisted Equity Securities
  The SEC issued an Order Instituting Proceeding to Determine Whether to Approve or Disapprove a Proposed Rule Change relating to Quotation Requirements for Unlisted Equity Securities and Deletion of the Rules related to the OTC Bulletin Board Service. Additional information may be found here.

Proposal to Amend Fees for the OTC Reporting Facility (“ORF”)
  FINRA is proposing to amend Rule 7710 relating to fees for the OTC Reporting Facility (“ORF”) and delete Rule 7740 (Historical Research and Administrative Reports) upon migration of the ORF to FINRA’s Multi-Product Platform. Additional information may be found here. Charges for the OTC Reporting Facility, OTC Bulletin Board and Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine Services can be found here.

OTCQX AND OTCQB NEW ADDITIONS
OTCQB
12 New Companies Qualified for Our Best Marketplace in September

Antibe Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQX: ATBPF)
California Gold Mining Inc. (OTCQX: CFGMF)
Citba Financial Corp. (OTCQX: CBAF)
Columbus Gold Corp. (OTCQX: CBGDF)
Commercial National Financial Corp. (OTCQX: CNAF)
Discovery Ventures, Inc. (OTCQX: DTVMF)

Freedom Bank of Virginia (Fairfax) (OTCQX: FDVA)
H2O Innovation Inc. (OTCQX: HEOFF)
NASB Financial, Inc. (OTCQX: NASB)
RESAAS Services, Inc. (OTCQX: RSASF)
SQI Diagnostics Inc. (OTCQX: SQIDF)
Unilens Vision Inc. (OTCQX: UVIC)

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


38 companies were verified to trade on OTCQB in September

Ambient Water Corporation (OTCQB: AWGI)
Aqua Power Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: APSI)
Arkados Group, Inc. (OTCQB: AKDS)
BLOX, Inc. (OTCQB: BLXX)
CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (OTCQB: CVVUF)
Champions Oncology, Inc. (OTCQB: CSBR)
Crowd Gather, Inc. (OTCQB: CRWG)
DTS8 Coffee Company, Ltd. (OTCQB: BKCT)
Dynamic Gold Corp. (OTCQB: DYGO)
Focus Universal, Inc. (OTCQB: FCUV)
Greystone Logistics, Inc. (OTCQB: GLGI)
Islet Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: ISLT)
Jet Metal Corp. (OTCQB: JETMF)
Joymain International Development Group Inc. (OTCQB: JIDG)
Kips Bay Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: KIPS)
Laurion Minerals Exploration Inc. (OTCQB: LMEFF)
Maiden Lane Jewelry, Ltd. (OTCQB: MDNL)
Mantra Venture Group Ltd. (OTCQB: MVTG)
Marina Biotech, Inc. (OTCQB: MRNA)

Marksmen Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: MKSEF)
Matinas Biopharma Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: MTNB)
mCig, Inc. (OTCQB: MCIG)
Montalvo Spirits, Inc. (OTCQB: TQLA)
New Media Insight Group, Inc. (OTCQB: NMED)
Newnote Financial Corp. (OTCQB: NWWTF)
Petlife Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: PTLF)
Petro River Oil Corp. (OTCQB: PTRC)
Prevention Insurance.com (OTCQB: PVNC)
ProGreen Properties, Inc. (OTCQB: PGEI)
Silver Dragon Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: SDRG)
Star Gold Corp. (OTCQB: SRGZ)
Sterling Group Ventures, Inc. (OTCQB: SGGV)
SunVesta, Inc. (OTCQB: SVSA)
Telupay International Inc. (OTCQB: TLPY)
The MaryJane Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MJMJ)
Tropic International, Inc. (OTCQB: TRPO)
UGE International Ltd. (OTCQB: UGEIF)
Well Power, Inc. (OTCQB: WPWR)
   
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