OTC Markets Group Welcomes First Farmers Financial Corporation to OTCQX

Dec 31, 2015, 07:00 ET from OTC Markets Group Inc.

NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial markets, today announced First Farmers Financial Corp. (OTCQX: FFMR), parent company of First Farmers Bank & Trust Co, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX® Best Market. 

First Farmers Financial Corp. begins trading today on OTCQX under the symbol "FFMR."  U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcmarkets.com.

"We are proud to welcome First Farmers Financial Corp., a $1.5 billion in assets financial holding company, to our family of investor-focused community banks and companies on OTCQX," said Jason Paltrowitz, Executive Vice President of Corporate Services at OTC Markets Group.  "OTCQX provides banks an efficient, cost-effective public market to enhance their visibility with shareholders through transparent trading, peer benchmarking and dedicated capital market support."

Keefe Bruyette and Woods, Inc. serves as First Farmers Financial Corp.'s Corporate Broker on OTCQX.

First Farmers Financial Corp. is the holding company for First Farmers Bank & Trust Co., one of nation's largest agricultural banks with offices in Carroll, Cass, Clay, Grant, Hamilton, Howard, Huntington, Johnson, Madison, Marshall,  Miami, Tipton, Starke, Sullivan, Vermillion, Vigo and Wabash counties in Indiana, and Coles, Edgar and Vermilion counties in Illinois.

About OTC Markets Group Inc. 
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and Connected financial markets for 10,000 U.S. 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 organize these securities into markets to inform investors of opportunities and risks: the OTCQX® Best Market; the OTCQB® Venture Market; and the OTC Pink® Open Market.  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 markets, visit www.otcmarkets.com.

OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC regulated ATS.

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Media Contact: 
Saskia Sidenfaden, OTC Markets Group Inc., +1 (212) 896-4428, saskia@otcmarkets.com

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