Sphere 3D Begins Trading on OTCQX®

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, today announced that Sphere 3D Corp. (OTCQX: SPIHF; TSX.V: ANY), a virtualization technology solution provider, has been approved to trade on OTCQX®, the best marketplace with qualified companies.

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Sphere 3D Corp. began trading today on OTCQX International, a segment of the OTCQX marketplace reserved for high-quality non-U.S. companies that are listed on a qualified international exchange, undergo management reviews and provide their home country disclosure to U.S. investors.  U.S. investors can find current financial disclosures and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcmarkets.com.

"We are pleased Sphere 3D 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 Sphere 3D and providing a robust public market for its shares."

"Qualifying for OTCQX is an important milestone for our company and demonstrates our commitment to providing our U.S. investors convenient access to the same timely news and information enjoyed by investors in our home market," said Peter Tassiopoulos, CEO of Sphere 3D Corp.

Roth Capital Partners will serve as Sphere 3D Corp.'s Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing professional guidance on OTCQX requirements.

Sphere 3D Corp. is a virtualization technology solution provider whose patent pending Glassware 2.0 ultra-thin client allows fully featured applications to be run on any cloud-connected device, independent of operating system or hardware, without sacrificing performance or security.

Sphere 3D Corp. trades in the U.S. on OTCQX under the symbol "SPIHF."

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 regulated ATS.

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