Taipan Resources Begins Trading on OTCQX®

May 23, 2014, 07:00 ET from OTC Markets Group Inc.

NEW YORK, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, today announced that Taipan Resources Inc. (TSX-V: TPN; OTCQX: TAIPF), an independent Africa focused oil exploration company, has been approved to trade on OTCQX®, the best marketplace with qualified companies.

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Taipan begins trading today on OTCQX under the symbol "TAIPF." U.S. investors can find current financial disclosures and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcmarkets.com.

"We welcome Taipan Resources to OTCQX," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of OTC Markets Group. "Trading on OTCQX enables Taipan to leverage its existing Canadian disclosure to broaden its exposure to U.S. investors. We look forward to working with Taipan as the company expands its visibility in the U.S. market."

Merriman Capital, Inc. serves as Taipan's Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing professional guidance on OTCQX requirements.

Taipan is an independent Africa focused oil exploration company with interests in Block 1 and 2B onshore Kenya through its wholly owned subsidiary Lion Petroleum Corp.  The company presently has an estimated total mean net unrisked prospective resource of 1.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent.

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