OTC Markets Group and SNL Financial Announce Partnership Arrangement

SNL Financial to offer enhanced investor relations solutions to OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink companies; OTC marketplaces to be displayed on all SNL platforms

10 Apr, 2013, 07:00 ET from OTC Markets Group Inc.

NEW YORK and CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) and SNL Financial today announced an agreement to offer enhanced market visibility for OTCQX®, OTCQB® and OTC Pink® companies.  As part of the agreement, SNL Financial will provide preferential pricing on its SNL IR Solutions and SNL Unlimited products to new OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink customers.  In addition, SNL Financial will display OTC Markets Group's marketplaces on its internal and external platforms, ensuring that SNL's vast customer base of investment professionals and corporate executives know where and how OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink companies are traded.

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"This partnership with SNL Financial offers OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink access to SNL's suite of enhanced investor relations services, valuable industry-specific data and analytic tools all at a reduced price while ensuring company marketplace data is accurately identified on all SNL platforms," said Matthew Fuchs, Managing Director of Market Data and Strategy at OTC Markets Group.  "OTC Markets Group is always looking for ways to maximize the distribution of accurate data on OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink companies to investors."

"SNL IR Solutions is pleased to partner with OTC Markets Group to provide powerful new tools to their customers, resources that make analyzing market opportunities and communicating unique investment stories to shareholders simple and effective," noted SNL IR Solutions Director Mike O'Connell.  "SNL IR Solutions is a complete resource for online investor relations, and it's exciting to see this resource being leveraged to best support OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink companies."

OTC Markets Group and SNL Financial offer complementary IR products and services to help companies broaden information dissemination to their investors. 

About OTC Markets Group Inc.

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces for 10,000 U.S. and global securities. Through our OTC Link® ATS, we directly link a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services for a wide spectrum of securities. We organize these securities into marketplaces to better inform investors of opportunities and risks – OTCQX®, The Best Marketplace with Qualified Companies; OTCQB®, The Venture Stage Marketplace with U.S. Reporting Companies; and OTC Pink® The Open Marketplace with Variable Reporting Companies. Our data-driven platform enables investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice 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 better informed and more efficient financial marketplaces, visit www.otcmarkets.com

OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC registered ATS.

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About SNL Financial

SNL Financial is a leading provider of financial information on more than 3,300 public companies and 50,000 private companies in the business sectors critical to the global economy: Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate, Energy, Media & Communications and Metals & Mining. The SNL information service integrates breaking news, comprehensive data and expert analysis into an electronic database available online and updated around the clock. For more information, visit www.snl.com.

About SNL IR Solutions

SNL IR Solutions builds and manages IR Web sites for companies in various industries across the market cap spectrum, from multi-billion dollar financial institutions and REITs to small community banks -- and everywhere in between. SNL specializes in helping companies differentiate themselves from their peers and tell their story to the investor community in a unique way by providing online analytical tools, industry specific content and the ability to integrate social media platforms into their websites as the utilization of social media for investor communication becomes more valuable. SNL also provides a level of service and support unsurpassed in the industry and offers customers the ability to maintain full control of their IR website through our content management system, the IR Console.  For more information, visit www.snl.com/irsolutions.


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