NEW YORK, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), the company that operates the world's largest electronic marketplace for broker-dealers to trade unlisted stocks, today announced that Abzu Gold Ltd. (TSX.V: ABS; OTCQX: ABZUF),a Vancouver-based gold exploration company operating in Ghana, is now trading on the highest tier of the OTC market, OTCQX®.
Abzu Gold Ltd. began trading today on the OTC market's prestigious tier, OTCQX International. Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the Company on www.otcqx.com and www.otcmarkets.com.
"The OTCQX platform offers investor-focused companies a winning combination of quality control, transparency, and broader visibility to U.S. investors," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and Chief Executive Officer of OTC Markets Group. "We are pleased to welcome Abzu Gold to OTCQX."
Berenbaum Weinshienk PC, will serve as Abzu Gold's Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements.
About Abzu Gold Ltd.
Abzu Gold Ltd. (TSX.V: ABS; OTCQX: ABZUF) trades in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol "ABZUF." Abzu Gold Ltd. is a Vancouver-based gold exploration company operating in Ghana, Africa's 2nd largest gold producer and host to some of the world's largest gold deposits. Abzu has worked in Ghana for the past 4 years developing strategic relationships with key leaders and selectively acquiring prospective gold-bearing concessions.
About OTC Markets Group Inc.
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates the world's largest electronic marketplace for broker-dealers to trade unlisted stocks. Our OTC Link™ platform supports an open network of competing broker-dealers that provide investors with the best prices in 10,000 OTC equity securities. In 2010, securities on OTC Link traded over $144 billion, making it the third largest U.S. equity trading venue after NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange. We categorize the wide spectrum of OTC-traded companies into three tiers - OTCQX (the quality-controlled marketplace for investor friendly companies), OTCQB® (the U.S. reporting company marketplace for development stage companies), and OTC Pink™ (the speculative trading marketplace) - so investors can identify the level and quality of information companies provide. To learn more about how OTC Markets Group makes the unlisted markets more transparent, informed, and efficient, visit www.otcmarkets.com.
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