OTC Markets Group Welcomes Santa Cruz County Bank to OTCQX®

Jan 09, 2015, 07:00 ET from OTC Markets Group Inc.

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, today announced Santa Cruz County Bank (CA) (OTCQX: SCZC), a California state chartered bank serving Santa Cruz, CA, has qualified to trade on OTCQX®, the best marketplace for established, global and growth companies.

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Santa Cruz County Bank begins trading today on OTCQX under the symbol "SCZC."  U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcmarkets.com.

"We are thrilled to welcome Santa Cruz County Bank to the OTCQX marketplace," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of OTC Markets Group.  "Locally-owned and operated community banks like Santa Cruz County Bank are helping fuel growth in their local communities through hands-on service and the ability to provide lending and financial solutions to individuals and businesses where other larger national banks cannot.  We look forward to supporting Santa Cruz County Bank as it continues to grow and enhance shareholder value on OTCQX."   

Wedbush Securities serves as Santa Cruz County Bank's Corporate Broker on OTCQX.

Santa Cruz County Bank is a California state chartered bank which offers a full range of commercial and personal banking services to residents and businesses in Santa Cruz, CA, through its five full service offices located in Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville.

About OTC Markets Group Inc.
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces 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 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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Media Contact:
Saskia Sidenfaden, OTC Markets Group Inc., +1 (212) 896-4428, saskia@otcmarkets.com

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