NEW YORK, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), the company that operates the world's largest electronic marketplace for OTC-traded equities, announced that American Vanadium Corp. (OTCQX: AVCVF; TSX.V: RKY), a mining and exploration company, is now trading on the highest tier of the OTC market, OTCQX®.
American Vanadium began trading today on the OTC market's prestigious tier, OTCQX International. Investors can find current financial disclosures and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the Company on www.otcmarkets.com.
"The superior information and visibility of the OTCQX marketplace allows companies to efficiently build investor confidence and expand their shareholder base," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and Chief Executive Officer of OTC Markets Group. "We are pleased to welcome American Vanadium to OTCQX."
Dorsey & Whitney LLP will serve as American Vanadium's Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements and U.S. securities laws.
About American Vanadium Corp.
American Vanadium Corp. (OTCQX: AVCVF; TSX.V: RKY) trades in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol "AVCVF", in Canada on the TSX under the symbol "RKY". American Vanadium is currently developing the only vanadium mine in the United States. This strategic asset gives the Company the opportunity to vertically integrate itself and its vanadium production into the highest value market, grid energy storage. American Vanadium will be seeking major joint venture partners in the solar, wind and grid-scale battery manufacturing industries.
About OTC Markets Group Inc.
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates the world's largest OTC marketplace for equity securities. Our OTC Link® trading system delivers price transparency in over 10,000 securities and enables direct interaction between broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services. We organize the wide spectrum of OTC-traded equity securities into three marketplaces to 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 information-driven platform makes it easy for investors to trade at the best price through the broker of their choice and empowers companies to build the best markets for their investors. To learn more about our Open, Transparent, and Connected marketplace, visit www.otcmarkets.com.
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