NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, today announced that Standard Graphite Corporation (OTCQX: DARDF; TSX.V: SGH), a Canada-based graphite exploration company, has chosen to upgrade to the highest OTC marketplace, OTCQX®.
Standard Graphite Corp. began trading today on the OTC market's most prestigious tier, OTCQX International. Investors can find current financial disclosures and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcmarkets.com.
"OTCQX is the best, most efficient marketplace for OTC companies looking to provide high-quality information and disclosure to their investors," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of OTC Markets Group. "We are pleased Standard Graphite Corp. has joined the elite group of companies trading on OTCQX."
"We are proud to join OTCQX, the OTC market's highest tier," said Chris Bogart, President and CEO of Standard Graphite Corp. "We are committed to providing our investors with timely news and information that helps them better analyze, value and trade our securities. OTCQX helps us do that."
Merriman Capital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR), a registered broker-dealer and FINRA/SIPC member, will serve as Standard Graphite Corp.'s Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements and U.S. securities laws.
About Standard Graphite Corp.
Standard Graphite Corp. (OTCQX: DARDF; TSX.V: SGH) trades in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol "DARDF." Standard Graphite Corp. is focused exclusively on the exploration and development of a large portfolio of flake graphite properties in Canada. The company is rapidly positioning itself as North America's premier pure-play graphite exploration company and it controls 100% interest in 13 highly prospective graphite properties within known graphite districts in both Quebec and Ontario. An aggressive 2012 exploration strategy has commenced and will be implemented by a geologic team with the pedigree of a previous world-class graphite discovery. For more about Standard Graphite Corp., visit www.standardgraphite.com.
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 Intelligent Marketplace for the Best OTC Companies; OTCQB® - The Venture Marketplace; and OTC Pink® - The Open Marketplace. 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.
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