NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, today announced that Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust (OTCQX: GULTU), a Delaware statutory trust created in connection with Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.'s acquisition of McMoRan Exploration Co., has been approved to trade on OTCQX®, the best marketplace with qualified companies.
Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust will begin trading today on OTCQX U.S., a segment of the OTCQX marketplace reserved for high-quality U.S. companies that meet financial standards, undergo management reviews and provide timely news and disclosure to investors. Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust on www.otcmarkets.com.
"We are pleased Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust has chosen to upgrade to the OTCQX marketplace," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of OTC Markets Group. "OTCQX provides qualifying issuers the ability to distinguish themselves in the U.S. market and increase their visibility with traders, investors, analysts and the media through high-quality disclosure, transparent trading and ease of access to company information. We look forward to supporting Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust and providing a robust public market for its units."
Thompson & Knight LLP will serve as Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust's Designated Advisor for Disclosure on OTCQX, responsible for providing professional guidance on OTCQX requirements and disclosure obligations under the U.S. securities laws.
About Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust
Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust was created in connection with Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.'s acquisition of McMoRan Exploration Co., which was completed on June 3, 2013. Holders of royalty trust units are entitled to share in a 5% gross overriding royalty interest in hydrocarbons saved and produced from each of McMoRan Oil and Gas LLC's 20 specified shallow water Gulf of Mexico and onshore Gulf Coast ultra-deep exploration prospects. Currently, none of the specified prospects are producing.
Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust trades in the U.S. on OTCQX under the symbol "GULTU."
About OTC Markets Group Inc.
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