NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, today announced that Esperanza Resources Corp. (OTCQX: ESPZF; TSX.V: EPZ), a mineral exploration company, is now trading on the highest OTC marketplace, OTCQX®.
Esperanza Resources Corp. began trading today on the OTC market's prestigious tier, OTCQX International. Investors can find current financial disclosures and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the Company on www.otcmarkets.com.
"The superior information and visibility of the OTCQX marketplace allows companies to efficiently build investor confidence and expand their shareholder base," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and Chief Executive Officer of OTC Markets Group. "We are pleased to welcome Esperanza Resources to OTCQX."
Roth Capital Partners, LLC will serve as Esperanza Resources Corp.'s Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements and U.S. securities laws.
About Esperanza Resources Corp.
Esperanza Resources Corp. (OTCQX: ESPZF; TSX.V: EPZ) trades in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol "ESPZF". Esperanza Resources Corp., a mineral exploration company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral resource properties in Mexico and Peru.
About OTC Markets Group Inc.
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces for investors to easily trade almost 10,000 equity and debt securities through the broker of their choice. Our OTC Link® ATS directly links a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services for a wide spectrum of securities. We organize these securities into tiered marketplaces to inform investors of opportunities and risks - OTCQX® - The Intelligent Marketplace for the Best OTC Companies; OTCQB® - The Venture Marketplace; and OTC Pink® - The Open Marketplace. Our data-driven platform enables efficient trading through any broker 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 smarter financial marketplaces, visit www.otcmarkets.com.
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