NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, today announced that Commercial International Bank Ltd. (OTCQX: CIBEY; Egyptian Exchange Main Market: COMI.CA), a leading financial institution in Egypt, has chosen to have its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) trade on OTCQX®, the best marketplace with qualified companies.
Commercial International Bank ("CIB") begins trading today on OTCQX International Premier, a segment of the OTCQX marketplace reserved for world-leading non-U.S. companies that are listed on a qualified international exchange 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 to welcome CIB, the first Egyptian company to join our OTCQX marketplace," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of OTC Markets Group Inc. "With CIB's move to OTCQX, U.S. investors now have ready access to the company's news and financial disclosure as well transparent trading information making it easier to analyze, value and trade their ADRs. We look forward to working with CIB's management team as they continue to grow the company's visibility with U.S. investors."
BNY Mellon serves as CIB's Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing professional guidance on OTCQX requirements.
CIB provides a range of financial services such as asset and liability products, securitization, direct investing, wealth management, and treasury to enterprises, other institutions, households and high-net-worth individuals. The bank, through its subsidiaries, offers life insurance, leasing and factoring, investment banking, brokerage and research.
CIB will trade in the U.S. on OTCQX under the symbol "CIBEY," where each ADR represents one ordinary share.
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