NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, today announced that Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA (OTCQX: FSNUY; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: FRE), a global healthcare group, has chosen to have its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) traded on OTCQX®,the best marketplace with qualified companies.
Fresenius began trading today on OTCQX International Premier, a segment of the OTCQX marketplace reserved for world-leading 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 welcome Fresenius, the 10th DAX-traded company to join OTCQX," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of OTC Markets Group. "The DAX index is comprised of the 30 largest, most liquid companies in Germany and we are proud that more than one-third of these companies have chosen OTCQX as their ADR venue in the U.S. By joining OTCQX, Fresenius is travelling across borders to provide its global investors with transparent disclosure and superior information distribution."
Deutsche Bank will serve as Fresenius' Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing professional guidance on OTCQX requirements.
Fresenius is a global health care group, providing products and services for dialysis, hospitals, and outpatient medical care. In addition, Fresenius focuses on hospital operation, as well as on engineering and services for hospitals and other health care facilities. In 2012, group sales were EUR 19.3 billion.
Fresenius trades in the U.S. on OTCQX under the symbol "FSNUY," where each ADR represents 0.125 ordinary shares.
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