Dorsey releases Updated Guide for Canadian issuers to trade on the OTCQX and OTCQB

In conjunction with the OTC Markets, Dorsey has updated its Guide to Joining the OTCQX or the OTCQB Markets for Canadian and other Foreign issuers. Canadian issuers who trade on a qualified foreign stock exchange (which include the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Canadian Securities Exchange and the NEO Exchange) and who meet certain financial criteria can trade in the United States on the OTCQX or the OTCQB by relying on their Canadian disclosure and without needing to register with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

The OTCQX is for more established companies that meet higher financial standards while the OTCQB is for early-stage and developing companies. The OTCQX and OTCQB provide trading platforms in the United States that offer many of the benefits of traditional U.S. stock exchanges with less regulatory burden and lower reporting costs.

Most Canadian issuers will require an approved sponsor to assist with joining the OTCQB and OTCQX. Dorsey is an approved sponsor and we have assisted over 150 issuers with their trading on the OTCQX or OTCQB.

The Guide to Joining the OTCQX or the OTCQB Markets for Canadian and Other Foreign Issuers can be found here.

Christopher L. Doerksen

Chris helps clients raise money by selling equity and debt, buy and sell assets and businesses, manage their SEC disclosures, implement corporate governance structures, list on stock exchanges, and establish equity-based compensation arrangements. He currently serves as the head of Seattle’s Corporate department and co-chair of the Canada Cross-Border Practice Group.

James Guttman

James advises publicly-traded companies and closely-held companies with respect to corporate and transactional matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings, and financing transactions.

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