OTC Markets Group continues to expand with addition of ClearTrust and Equity Stock Transfer

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, has announced that ClearTrust, LLC and Equity Stock Transfer have joined its Transfer Agent Verified Shares Program, further advancing its initiative to improve the availability and accuracy share data for OTCQX, OTCQB and Pink securities.

The Transfer Agent Verified Shares Program is designed to work with transfer agents to provide investors with current and reliable share data on OTCQX, OTCQB and Pink securities. The program enables stock transfer agents to report their clients’ share data, including authorized and outstanding shares, to OTC Markets Group on a regular basis via a secure, electronic file transfer.


R. Cromwell Coulson

R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of OTC Markets Group, shared:

By joining the TA Verified Shares Program, ClearTrust and Equity Stock Transfer are taking an important step toward improving the overall transparency of the OTCQX, OTCQB and Pink markets, as well helping their clients build trust and confidence with their investors and other market participants. We are thrilled they have decided to join the program and look forward to working with them and our other transfer agent partners to continue to improve the share issuance process.

Piero Falcone, Managing Director of ClearTrust, added:

We feel that this initiative of transparency is a key element in supporting the markets, our clients and their shareholders. It’s a win-win-win situation when the investor’s objectives are being served.

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