Law Blog Category: OTCQB

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

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

SEC Updates May Benefit Equity Line Financing Providers and Issuers

The OTCQX And OTCQB Are Finally Recognized As “Established Public Markets” By The SEC

The OTCBB – Nearly Extinct, OTCQB is the Micro-Cap Reporting Standard

For the past two years it had appeared that the OTCBB had been replaced by the OTC Link run OTCQB and the OTCQX. For all intents and purposes since the fall of 2010, the industry-wide proliferation of the OTCQB and OTCQX has marginalized the OTCBB to the brink of extinction. It is has now become incredibly apparent that the OTCQB is the new micro-cap reporting standard.

DTC Chills, Due Process and Rule 22

Back in October and November of 2011 I wrote a series of blogs regarding DTC eligibility for OTC (over the counter) Issuers. OTC Issuers include all companies whose securities trade on the over the counter market, including the OTCBB, OTCQB and Pink Sheets. Many OTC Issuers have faced a “DTC chill” without understanding what it is; let alone how to correct the problem. In technical terms, a DTC chill is the suspension of book-entry clearing and settlement services with respect to an Issuer’s securities. In layman’s terms it means your stock can’t clear or trade electronically. Since all trading in today’s world is electronic, it really means your stock doesn’t trade.

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