NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - July 14, 2011) - OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX:OTCM), the financial information and technology services company that provides the world's largest electronic marketplace for broker-dealers to trade unlisted stocks, today announced that Focus Metals, Inc. (OTCQX:FCSMF)(TSX VENTURE:FMS), a mid-tier, junior exploration and mining company, is now trading on the highest tier of the OTC market, OTCQX®.
Focus Metals began trading today on the OTC market's prestigious tier, OTCQX International. Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the Company on www.otcqx.com and www.otcmarkets.com.
"OTCQX companies demonstrate their commitment to providing superior information to investors and maintaining the highest quality standards," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and Chief Executive Officer of OTC Markets Group. "We are pleased to welcome Focus Metals to OTCQX."
Berenbaum Weinshienk PC will serve as Focus Metals' Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements and U.S. securities laws.
About Focus Metals, Inc.
Focus Metals, Inc. (OTCQX:FCSMF)(TSX VENTURE:FMS) trades in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol "FCSMF." Focus Metals Inc. is a mid-tier, junior exploration and mining company with extensive flake graphite, rare earth elements (REE), precious and base metals properties in Quebec. The Company's vision is to develop a cost-managed, competitive, long-term Canadian source of high quality graphite.
About OTC Markets Group Inc.
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX:OTCM) operates the world's largest electronic marketplace for broker-dealers to trade unlisted stocks. Our OTC Link™ platform supports an open network of competing broker-dealers that provide investors with the best prices in over 10,000 OTC securities. In 2010, securities on OTC Link traded over $144 billion in dollar volume, making it the third largest U.S. equity trading venue after NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange. We categorize the wide spectrum of OTC-traded companies into three tiers - OTCQX (the quality-controlled marketplace for investor friendly companies), OTCQB® (the U.S. reporting company marketplace for development stage companies), and OTC Pink™ (the speculative trading marketplace) - so investors can identify the level and quality of information companies provide. To learn more about how OTC Markets Group makes the unlisted markets more transparent, informed, and efficient, visit www.otcmarkets.com.