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New Capital Markets Study: International Public Companies Get Home Market and US Boost From Cross-Trading on OTCQX

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Independent Study finds international companies trading on OTCQX experience enhanced value and liquidity in their home markets after joining

NEW YORK, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International companies, with a primary listing outside the US,  experienced a 28% increase in trading volume by number of shares within their home market after joining the OTCQX® Best Market, according to a new study released today by 
OTC Markets Group Inc.
 (OTCQX: OTCM). In addition, companies saw a 7-fold increase in US ownership.

Download The OTCQX Advantage: Benefits for International Companies 

The independent study, "The OTCQX Advantage: Benefits for International Companies," was conducted by strategic advisory firm 
Oxford Metrica
to evaluate the value and liquidity impact within an international company's home market upon cross-trading on OTCQX, the premium market of the US over-the-counter ("OTC") equity market. The study evaluated a data set of over 500 international issuers that have traded on the OTCQX Market since 2007.

"We are pleased to deliver a premium market for cross-trading that provides executive management and investor relations teams with tangible, measurable results that correlate to enhanced visibility, growth in US ownership and an increase in shareholder value, while improving the respective home market liquidity," said Jason Paltrowitz, Executive Vice President of Corporate Services at OTC Markets Group.  "This latest study is indicative of the demonstrated quality of OTCQX Market and the opportunity presented for established, investor-focused international companies to experience incremental benefits of an efficient, cost-effective path to trade among leading global issuers in the US capital markets."

Study Findings include:

About the Study and Methodology The study was commissioned by OTC Markets Group and conducted by Oxford Metrica. All international companies that have been admitted to the OTCQX since 2007 were analyzed. The resultant portfolio consists of more than 500 firms. Price and volume data one year prior to joining OTCQX and three years after joining were obtained, as well as ownership data one year prior and 5-years post-join.

A copy of the
full study
is available on
www.otcmarkets.com
.

In January 2016, a previous study by Oxford Metrica,
OTCQX: The Clear Advantage
, evaluated the impact on liquidity of companies that trade on OTCQX. Findings indicated that after firms joined the OTCQX Market, there were significant increases in liquidity: trading volume by number of shares and dollar volumes increased; bid-ask spreads fell and there was an increase in the number of broker dealers per security.

About OTC Markets Group Inc.
OTC Markets Group Inc.
 (OTCQX: OTCM) operates the OTCQX® Best Market, the OTCQB® Venture Market and the Pink® Open Market for 10,000 U.S. and global securities. Through OTC Link® ATS and OTC Link ECN, we connect a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services. We enable investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice and empower companies to improve the quality of information available for investors.

To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient markets, visit 
www.otcmarkets.com
.

OTC Link ATS and OTC Link ECN are operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC regulated ATS.

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