On Sept. 16, 2020, the SEC adopted amendments to Exchange Act Rule 15c2-11 directing broker-dealers not to publish security quotations in the absence of issuer’s current information, subject to certain exceptions. The amended rule enhances the efficiency of the OTC market and facilitates capital formation for issuers. Exchange Act Rule 15c2-11 is an essential component
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently released a sweeping proposal to amend Rule 15c2-11 and provide a pathway to de-list currently trading OTC securities that are delinquent in their financial reporting or are shell companies. This new rule will modernize the existing Rule, updating several areas including rules about issuers’ current information, the piggyback exception,
Effective December 12, 2019, the OTCQX rules to list and maintain a company on the OTCQX have been modified. The OTCQX listing holds the highest level of entry compared to its kinship with other market tiers on OTC Markets, and inherently has “high standards”. By complying to these recent changes, issuers can still remain on
On April 12, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) published three regulatory notices proposing amendments to three of their rules regarding capital formation, corporate financing, and safe harbor, respectively. The first notice describes FINRA as a self-regulatory organization (SRO) with primary emphases on “investor protection” and “market integrity,” while striving to create and empower
OTC Markets recently announced that OTCQX companies that currently utilize the Alternative Reporting Standard (ARS) may be eligible to trade via the OTCQB Venture Market if they meet a certain temporary exemption beginning on May 18, 2017. These companies will be eligible if they do not meet the new higher OTCQX financial standards and eligibility.