NEW YORK, April 6, 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 unlisted stocks, today announced that TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX.V: TAO;OTCQX: TAOIF), an oil and gas production and exploration company with operations in New Zealand, is now trading on the OTC market's highest tier, OTCQX®.
TAG Oil 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.
"The OTCQX platform supports a transparent marketplace with high quality issuers, financial information disclosure and efficient trading for U.S. investors," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and Chief Executive Officer of OTC Markets Group. "We are pleased to welcome TAG Oil to OTCQX."
Berenbaum Weinshienk PC will serve as TAG Oil's Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements and compliance with U.S. securities laws.
About TAG Oil Ltd.
TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX.V: TAO;OTCQX: TAOIF) trades in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol "TAOIF". TAG Oil Ltd. is a Canadian-based production and exploration company with operations focused exclusively in New Zealand. With 100% control over all its core assets, including oil and gas production infrastructure, TAG is anticipating substantial oil and gas production and reserve growth through development of several light oil and gas discoveries. TAG is also actively drilling high-impact exploration prospects identified across 3,500 sections of land onshore in the lightly explored Taranaki and East Coast Basins of North Island.
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. In 2010, securities on OTC Link traded over $144 billion in dollar volume, making it the third largest U.S. equity trading venue after NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange. 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.
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