OTCM ADR Index Up 11.12% in Q3 2013, 12.75% Year-to-Date
67 companies joined Index in Q3, including AusTex Oil Limited, Dyesol Ltd.,
Invensys plc, Klabin S.A., QRxPharma Limited, Silex Systems Ltd. and Yamaha
NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013
NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM)
today announced that the OTCM ADR Index (Bloomberg/Reuters: OTCDR; Thomson:
DFCDR), the only index exclusively tracking American Depositary Receipts
(ADRs) trading on the OTCQX®, OTCQB® and OTC Pink® marketplaces, rose 11.12%
in the third quarter 2013, to close at 1,502 on September 30, 2013, compared
to the MSCI EAFE which rose 9.86% during the same time period. The OTCM ADR
Index, which is powered by BNY Mellon DR Indices and is comprised of more than
600 global companies from 38 countries across 10 industries, is up 12.75%
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"We are pleased with the performance with the OTCM ADR Index which
outperformed the leading MSCI EAFE Index during the quarter," said R. Cromwell
Coulson, President and CEO of OTC Markets Group. "ADRs offer U.S. investors
the most efficient, cost-effective tools to diversify their portfolios
internationally and there is simply no larger source than the OTCQX, OTCQB and
OTC Pink marketplaces, which are home to almost 1,500 ADRs of global blue-chip
and global growth companies, 75% of the total market."
Q3 2013 Highlights:
oSecurities within the OTCM ADR Index traded $25.6 billion in Q3 2013, on
par with the prior quarter. Top performing component industries were oil
and gas (+16.73%), technology (+15.65%) and consumer services (+13.91%).
oThe top 10 most actively traded ADRs in the OTCM ADR Index by volume
during the quarter were: Allianz SE (OTCQX: AZSEY), Danone (OTCQX: DANOY),
Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY), Linc Energy, Ltd. (OTCQX: LNCGY),
Roche Holding Ltd. (OTCQX: RHHBY) and Volkswagen AG (OTCQX: VLKAY) which
trade on OTCQX, the best marketplace for qualified companies, and Gazprom
OAO (OTC Pink: OGZPY), Lenovo Group Ltd. (OTC Pink: LNVGY), Nestle S.A.
(OTC Pink: NSRGY) and Tesco PLC (OTC Pink: TSCDY) which trade on OTC Pink
and make limited information available outside their home market.
oSixty-seven new companies joined the index is Q3 2013, notably AusTex Oil
Limited (OTCQX: ATXDY), Dyesol Ltd. (OTCQX: DYSOY), Invensys plc (OTCQX:
IVNYY), Klabin S.A. (OTCQX: KLBAY), QRxPharma Limited (OTCQX: QRXPY),
Silex Systems Ltd. (OTCQX: SILXY) and Yamaha Corp. (OTCQX: YAMCY) which
all trade on OTCQX, and ArcelorMittal South Africa (OTC Pink: AMSIY),
Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (OTC Pink: DHTMY), Genmab A/S (OTC Pink: GMXAY),
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp. (OTC Pink: MTZPY), Nobel Biocare Holding AG
(OTC Pink: NBHGY) and The Sage Group plc (OTC Pink: SGPYY), which trade on
OTC Pink. Twenty-three companies were removed from the Index during the
The OTCM ADR Index is a rules-based index that is market capitalization
weighted, adjusted for free float, and has various liquidity screens to ensure
tradability. It is also priced in real-time and disseminated on all
electronic platforms. For a current list of all OTCM ADR Index constituents
as well as real-time quotes, charts and data, visit the OTC Markets Group
For a list of market data vendors that distribute OTC Markets Level 2+ (OTCQX,
OTCQB, OTC Pink, OTC Bonds) Quotes for all 1,400+ ADRs, visit the Market Data
Vendors page on OTC Markets Group's website at
Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors cannot invest
directly in the OTCM ADR Index.
About BNY Mellon DR Indices
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19 ETFs trading in the U.S., Canada and Korea using BNY Mellon indices as
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depositary receipt programs, acting in partnership with leading companies from
68 countries. BNY Mellon is committed to helping securities issuers access
the world's rapidly evolving financial markets and delivers a comprehensive
suite of depositary receipt services. Learn more at www.bnymellon.com/dr.
About OTC Markets Group Inc.
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and Connected
financial marketplaces for 10,000 U.S. and global securities. Through our OTC
Link® ATS, we directly link a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide
liquidity and execution services for a wide spectrum of securities. We
organize these securities into marketplaces to better inform investors of
opportunities and risks – OTCQX®,The Best Marketplace with Qualified
Companies; OTCQB®, TheVenture Stage Marketplace with U.S. Reporting
Companies; and OTC Pink®,The Open Marketplace with Variable Reporting
Companies. Our data-driven platform enables investors to easily trade through
the broker of their choice at the best possible price and empowers a broad
range of companies to improve the quality and availability of information for
their investors. To learn more about how we create better informed and more
efficient financial marketplaces, visit www.otcmarkets.com.
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