NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), the financial information and technology services company that provides the world's largest electronic marketplace for broker-dealers to trade over-the-counter ("OTC") stocks, announced that Stronghold Metals Inc. (OTCQX: SDMTF; TSX.V: Z), a mining exploration company based in Vancouver, BC, is now trading on the highest tier of the OTC market, OTCQX®.
Stronghold Metals began trading today on the OTC market's prestigious tier, OTCQX International. Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the Company on www.otcqx.com and www.otcmarkets.com.
"OTCQX companies demonstrate their commitment to providing superior information to investors and maintaining the highest quality standards," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and Chief Executive Officer of OTC Markets Group. "We are pleased to welcome Stronghold Metals to OTCQX."
Merriman Capital, Inc. will serve as Stronghold Metals' Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements and U.S. securities laws.
About Stronghold Metals Inc.
Stronghold Metals Inc. (TSX-V: Z /OTCQX: SDMTF / E9X: Frankfurt) trades in Canada on TSX Venture under the symbol "Z", in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol "SDMTF" and in Germany under the symbol "E9X". Stronghold Metals Inc. is a mining exploration company based in Vancouver, BC, and it focuses on the discovery, exploration and mining of gold, copper and other metals in South America. Stronghold is currently active and holds subsidiaries in Guyana, Brazil and Chile. Stronghold's management team and Board of Directors are comprised of experienced geo-scientists and financiers who have a proven track record of discovering and developing mines. The Company is currently focusing all its resources on its flagship property, the Eagle Mountain Gold Project in Guyana, which has an NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate of 733,500 ounces of gold, based on approximately 25,000 meters of drilling. Stronghold aims to expand that number with a 15,000 meters drill program that is currently being conducted. To learn more about Stronghold Metals Inc., visit www.strongholdmetals.com.
About OTC Markets Group Inc.
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates the world's largest electronic marketplace for broker-dealers to trade unlisted stocks. Our OTC Link™ platform supports an open network of competing broker-dealers that provide investors with the best prices in over 10,000 OTC securities. We categorize the wide spectrum of OTC-traded companies into three tiers - OTCQX (the quality-controlled marketplace for investor friendly companies), OTCQB® (the U.S. reporting company marketplace for development stage companies), and OTC Pink™ (the speculative trading marketplace) - so investors can identify the level and quality of information companies provide. To learn more about how OTC Markets Group makes the unlisted markets more transparent, informed, and efficient, visit www.otcmarkets.com.