PARIS, January 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Breakfast forum, taking place Jan. 21 in Paris, will feature senior IR officer from Publicis Groupe S.A and experts from OTC Markets Group, PR Newswire and Shearman & Sterling
More than 700 European-headquartered global companies are cross-traded in the US on off-exchange marketplaces, yet few of them garner the US investor attention or trading volumes they seek. What separates successful US investor relations ("IR") programs from unsuccessful ones often comes down to communication - regular, systematic communication of a company's news, financial disclosure and corporate story to US investors.
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"Trans-Atlantic Information Flow: Making Sure North American Investors Don't See Blank Screens," a breakfast forum taking place in Paris on January 21, will educate European global companies about the OTCQX and OTCQB marketplaces in the US and provide guidance and best practices on cost-effectively reaching US investors. The event is organised by OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of the OTCQX®, OTCQB® and OTC Pink® financial marketplaces, and PR Newswire , the global leader in news and information distribution services for professional communicators.
"Trans-Atlantic Information Flow" will include presentations by OTC Markets Group and PR Newswire as well as a panel discussion with Martine Hue, Investor Relations Director of Publicis Groupe S.A., which trades on OTCQX; PR Newswire Investor Relations Consultant Mark Hynes; and Sami Toutounji, Partner of Shearman & Sterling, an international law firm. The speakers will share key learnings in US investor communications strategies.
"The most visible and actively-traded international companies in our market - companies like Publicis- are those that have committed to providing their US shareholders convenient access to their English language news and disclosure, generally through a major news distribution service like PR Newswire," said Jason Paltrowitz, Managing Director and Global Head of Business Development for OTC Markets Group. "Our intention with this event is to educate French and other European companies about the options available to them in the US markets and methods for increasing their visibility with US investors seeking international investment opportunities."
"We are excited to be partnering with OTC Markets Group for this event," said Lisa Ashworth, President, EMEA & India, PR Newswire. "OTC Markets Group's guidance on a best practice communication strategy coupled with PR Newswire's expertise in reaching worldwide audiences should make this a valuable forum for those interested in improving visibility and understanding amongst the US investment community."
"Trans-Atlantic Information Flow: Making Sure North American Investors Don't See Blank Screens"
Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Time: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)Location: Hotel Westminster, 13, rue de la Paix, 75002, Paris
R.S.V.P.: e-mail [email protected] (RSVP is required by Jan. 16; space is limited)
About OTC Markets Group Inc.
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces for 10,000 US and global securities. Through our OTC Link® ATS, we directly link a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services for a wide spectrum of securities. We organise these securities into marketplaces to better inform investors of opportunities and risks - OTCQX®, The Best Marketplace; OTCQB®, The Venture Marketplace; and OTC Pink®, The Open Marketplace. Our data-driven platform enables investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice at the best possible price and empowers a broad range of companies to improve the quality and availability of information for their investors. To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient financial marketplaces, visit www.otcmarkets.com
OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC regulated ATS.
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Saskia Sidenfaden, OTC Markets Group Inc., +1-(212)-896-4428, [email protected]
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