TSX VENTURE: NVC
VANCOUVER, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Neovasc Inc. ("Neovasc" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: NVCN) (TSXV: NVC) today announced that its common shares have been approved for listing and trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market (the "NASDAQ") commencing at the start of trading on May 21, 2014 under the trading ticker symbol "NVCN".
In addition, the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") has conditionally approved the listing of the Company's common shares on the TSX. Listing will be subject to Neovasc fulfilling all of the listing requirements of the TSX on or before August 12, 2014. In the interim, the Company's common shares will continue to be listed for trading in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading ticker symbol "NVC".
Alexei Marko, Neovasc's chief executive officer, stated, "We believe that our listing on NASDAQ, one of the world's premier securities markets, will provide a more liquid and transparent market for many investors, as well as greater access to the capital markets and a broader platform for anticipated future growth. We look forward to the opportunity to bring the Neovasc story to more U.S. investors as we continue to advance our new product programs and grow our existing business."
Concurrently with its listing on the Nasdaq, Leerink Partners LLC, Citadel Securities LLC and Automated Trading Desk Financial Services LLC have agreed to act as Nasdaq market makers for the Company for an undefined term. The Company will not pay any compensation in cash or securities to such market makers.
About Neovasc Inc.
Neovasc is a specialty medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets products for the rapidly growing cardiovascular marketplace. Its products include the Tiara™ technology in development for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease, the Neovasc Reducer™ for the treatment of refractory angina and a line of advanced biological tissue products that are used as key components in third-party medical products including transcatheter heart valves. For more information, visit www.neovasc.com.
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SOURCE Neovasc Inc.