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OTC Markets Group Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Performance of OTCM ADR Index and OTCQX30 Index

Feb 10, 2015

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- OTC Markets Group Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Performance of OTCM ADR Index and OTCQX30 Index

OTC Markets Group Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Performance of OTCM ADR Index and OTCQX30 Index

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NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced the fourth quarter 2014 performance of the OTCM ADR Index (.OTCDR) and the OTCM QX ADR 30 Index ("OTCQX30 Index") (.OTCQX30), which are both powered by BNY Mellon DR IndicesSM

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The OTCM ADR Index, which benchmarks more than 600 of the largest, most actively-traded American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs") on the OTCQX®, OTCQB® and OTC Pink® marketplaces, declined 2.55% in the fourth quarter and was down 5.63% for the full year 2014.  This compares to the MSCI EAFE Index which was down 7.35% in 2014.

The top most actively traded component ADR during the quarter was Roche Holding Ltd., which trades on OTCQX, the best marketplace for established, global and growth companies. 

The OTCQX30 Index, which is comprised of the 30 largest ADRs traded on OTCQX, declined 4.78% during the fourth quarter. 

Fourth Quarter 2014 Highlights:

  • The OTCM ADR Index fell 2.55% during the quarter compared to a 6.97% decline in the third quarter 2014. 
  • The top 10 most actively traded component ADRs during the fourth quarter were: BASF SE, BG Group PLC, and Roche Holding Ltd., which trade on OTCQX; and Bayer A.G., Gazprom OAO, LUKOIL Oil Co., Nestle S.A., Tokyo Electron Ltd., Siemens AG and SOFTBANK Corp., which trade on OTC Pink and limit distribution of information to their home market.
  • Nine companies were added to the OTCM ADR Index during the quarter: Maxcom Telecomunicaiones S.A.B. de CV, which trades on OTCQX; and Bilfinger SE, Delta Lloyd N.V., Distribuidora Internacional De Alimentacion S.A., Fujitec Co Ltd., INDIVIOR PLC, Japan Tobacco, Solvay S.A., and Veolia Environnement, which trade on OTC Pink.  Ten companies were removed from the OTCM ADR Index during the quarter.
  • The OTCQX30 Index was down 4.78% in the fourth quarter compared to a 9.53% decline in the third quarter 2014.  Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Kroton Educacional S.A., Marks & Spencer Group PLC, and Turkiye Garanti Bankasi A.S. were added to the Index during the fourth quarter and Infineon Technologies AG, Technip, Volkswagen AG's ADR "VLKAY" and Wolseley PLC were removed.  Volkswagen AG's ADR "VLKPY" remained on the Index during the quarter. 

Real-time prices and stock charts for the OTCM ADR Index and OTCQX30 Index can be found on OTC Markets Group website, www.otcmarkets.com, or via major financial data services such as Bloomberg, Reuters and Interactive Data Corporation (IDC).  For a current list of index components, visit the OTC Markets Group website.

Past performance does not guarantee future results.  Investors cannot invest directly in the OTCM ADR Index or OTCQX30 Index.

About BNY Mellon DR Indices
BNY Mellon's DR Index team provides more than 140 indices, and there are now 17 ETFs trading in the U.S., Canada and Korea using BNY Mellon indices as their primary benchmarks.  To learn more about BNY Mellon's DR Indices, visit www.bnymellondrindex.com.
BNY Mellon acts as depositary for more than 2,700 American and global depositary receipt programs, acting in partnership with leading companies from 68 countries.  BNY Mellon is committed to helping securities issuers access the world's rapidly evolving financial markets and delivers a comprehensive suite of depositary receipt services.  Learn more at www.bnymellon.com/dr

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; OTCQB®, The Venture Marketplace; and OTC Pink®, The Open Marketplace.  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 regulated ATS.

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Media Contact:
Saskia Sidenfaden, OTC Markets Group Inc., +1 (212) 896-4428, saskia@otcmarkets.com 
Julio Lugo, BNY Mellon, +1 (212) 815-2122, Julio.Lugo@bnymellon.com

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