OTC Markets Group Announces First Quarter 2014 Performance of OTCM ADR Index

 OTC Markets Group Announces First Quarter 2014 Performance of OTCM ADR Index

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 28, 2014

NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM)
today announced the OTCM ADR Index powered by BNY Mellon DR Indices^SM
(Bloomberg/Reuters: OTCDR; Thomson: DFCDR), the only index exclusively
tracking American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs") trading on the OTCQX®, OTCQB®
and OTC Pink® marketplaces, declined slightly by (-0.13%) in the first quarter
2014. Despite this, the total dollar volume of ADRs in the Index rose 29% to
a record $33.86 billion during the quarter.

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Separately, OTC Markets Group and BNY Mellon this month announced the launch
of the OTCQX ADR 30 Index ("OTCQX30"), a new index comprised of the top 30
OTCQX ADRs based on market capitalization, volume and liquidity, including
Adidas AG (OTCQX: ADDYY), AXA (OTCQX: AXAHY), British Sky Broadcasting Group
Plc (OTCQX: BSYBY), Danone (OTCQX: DANOY) and Roche Holding Ltd. (OTCQX:
RHHBY). 

"While the OTCM ADR Index was flat in the first quarter, we are pleased to see
such active trading of ADRs on our marketplaces," said R. Cromwell Coulson,
President and CEO of OTC Markets Group. "ADRs are an efficient,
cost-effective vehicle for U.S. investors to invest internationally."

First Quarter 2014 Highlights:

  oSecurities within the OTCM ADR Index traded $33.86 billion in the first
    quarter, up 29% from the prior quarter and a 53% increase from the prior
    year quarter.
  oThe top 10 most actively traded ADRs in the Index by dollar volume during
    the quarter were: Danone (OTCQX: DANOY), Imperial Tobacco Group PLC
    (OTCQX: ITYBY) and Roche Holding Ltd. (OTCQX: RHHBY) which trade on OTCQX,
    the best marketplace for qualified companies, and Gazprom OAO (OTC Pink:
    OGZPY), LUKOIL Oil Co. (OTC Pink: LUKOY), Nestle S.A. (OTC Pink: NSRGY),
    SOFTBANK Corp. (OTC Pink: SFTBY), Tencent Holding Ltd. (OTC Pink: TCEHY),
    Tesco PLC (OTC Pink: TSCDY) and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (OTC Pink: TOELY)
    which trade on OTC Pink and limit distribution of information to their
    home market.
  oTop-performing component industries were utilities (+8.91%), health care
    (+4.08%) and technology (+3.78%). The worst-performing component
    industries were oil and gas (-6.24%), telecommunications (-3.79%) and
    consumer services (-2.77%).
  oForty-eight companies joined the Index in the first quarter, notably
    easyJet plc (OTCQX: ESYJY) and Interconexion Electrica S.A. (OTCQX: IESFY)
    which trade on OTCQX, and A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S (OTC Pink: AMKBY),
    Christian Dior S.A. (OTC Pink: CHDRY), Don Quijote Holdings Co., Ltd. (OTC
    Pink: DQJCY), Hugo Boss AG (OTC Pink: BOSSY), Life Healthcare Group
    Holdings Ltd. (OTC Pink: LTGHY), Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (OTC Pink:
    OPHLY), Persimmon Plc (OTC Pink: PSMMY), Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd. (OTC
    Pink: STBFY) and Suzuki Motor Co. (OTC Pink: SZKMY) which trade on OTC
    Pink. Twenty-two companies were removed from the Index in the first
    quarter.

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
website, www.otcmarkets.com.

For a list of market data vendors that distribute OTC Markets Level 2+ (OTCQX,
OTCQB, OTC Pink, OTC Bonds) Quotes for all 1,500+ ADRs, visit the Market Data
Vendors page on OTC Markets Group's website at
http://www.otcmarkets.com/services/market-data/market-data-vendors/overview.

Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors cannot invest
directly in the OTCM ADR Index.

About BNY Mellon DR Indices

BNY Mellon's DR Index team provides more than 140 indices, and there are now
17 ETFs trading in the U.S., Canada and Korea using BNY Mellon indices as
their primary benchmarks. To learn more about BNY Mellon's DR Indices, visit
www.bnymellondrindex.com.

BNY Mellon acts as depositary for more than 2,700 American and global
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; OTCQB®, The Venture
Stage Marketplace; and OTC Pink®, The Open Marketplace. 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.

OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC regulated
ATS.

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SOURCE OTC Markets Group Inc.

Website: http://www.otcmarkets.com
Contact: Saskia Sidenfaden, OTC Markets Group Inc., +1 (212) 896-4428,
saskia@otcmarkets.com; Julio Lugo, BNY Mellon, +1 (212) 815-2122,
Julio.Lugo@bnymellon.com
 
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