Law Blog Category: OTCBB

FINRA Proposes Expansion Of The OTCBB

In August 2016, FINRA quietly requested comment on a proposal to expand the now largely dormant OTC Bulletin Board quotation service (“OTCBB”) as a backup inter-dealer quotation system for OTC Equity securities. As part of the proposal, the OTCBB would be renamed and branded as the Over the Counter Display Facility or “ODF.” Previously, on Read the full article…

OTC Markets Amends Listing Standards For OTCQB To Allow Non-Reporting Issuers

Effective May 18, 2017, the OTC Markets has amended its qualification rules for the OTCQB to allow quotation by companies that follow its alternative reporting standard (“Alternative Reporting Standard”). OTC Markets aligned the new requirements with the existing OTCQX Alternative Reporting Standard requirements. In addition, the OTC Markets made clarifying amendments to its rules, amended Read the full article…

SEC Issues White Paper On Penny Stock Risks

February 21, 2017 in NASDAQ, NYSE MKT, OTC Market, OTC Pink, OTCBB, OTCQB, OTCQX

On December 16, 2016, the SEC announced several new settled enforcement proceedings against market participants including issuers, attorneys and a transfer agent, related to penny stock fraud. On the same day the SEC issued a new white paper detailing the risks associated with investing in penny stocks. This blog summarizes the SEC white paper. As Read the full article…

OTC Markets Amends Listing Standards For OTCQB To Include Regulation A+ Issuers

SEC Suspends Trading On 128 OTC Markets Companies

OTC Markets Quotation Levels, Listing Requirements, and Comprehensive Pubco Criteria

FINRA Seeks to Eliminate the OTCBB and Impose Regulations on the OTC Markets

OTCQX Listing and Quotation Eligibility and Requirements for International Companies

The Sale of Unregistered Securities Must Satisfy Form 8-K Filing Requirements In a 3(a)(10) Transaction

OTCQX Listing and Quotation Eligibility and Requirements for U.S. Companies

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