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OTC Markets Group and Issuer Direct Announce Strategic Alliance

New Suite of Product Offerings Provide Enhanced IR and Communications Solutions for OTCQX and OTCQB Issuers

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / November 1, 2017 / OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, and Issuer Direct Corporation (NYSE American: ISDR), an industry-leading communications and compliance company focusing on the needs of corporate issuers, announced that they will collaborate through a strategic alliance to offer a premier suite of news, compliance, investor relations, and communications services.

This new repository of cost-effective solutions will be made available beginning in 2018 to OTCQX and OTCQB issuers through the OTCIQ user platform available at https://www.otciq.com/home.

Companies trading on OTCQX and OTCQB premium markets will be able to choose from an array of investor relations, disclosure, and communications solutions to meet their specific needs. The bundled packages of software and services can be purchased separately or combined for additional savings. This robust, comprehensive collection of resources and options has been designed to maximize efficiency and provide convenient, readily-accessible disclosure and communication solutions for professionals seeking an efficient, cohesive model.

"We are pleased to provide our community of issuers with a robust portfolio of communications and investor relations tools to help them efficiently manage corporate visibility goals, reporting, disclosure and compliance requirements," said Jason Paltrowitz, Executive Vice President of Corporate Services at OTC Markets Group. "This expansive collection of news release distribution, communications and compliance platforms underscores OTC Markets Group's commitment to helping our issuers make the process of being public more streamlined and less resource intensive."

"We are excited to welcome issuers on the OTCQX and OTCQB premium markets to our disclosure and communication platform. With over 2,000 clients, we are confident we can be a significant value add to the premium OTC Markets client base under this strategic alliance," said Brian R. Balbirnie, Chief Executive Officer of Issuer Direct Corporation. "The strategic alliance and co-branding with OTC Markets Group is a testament to the commitment both companies have in improving the communications and compliance process as well as reducing the overall costs in maintaining compliance."

Issuer Direct will provide the following product offerings through the OTCIQ user platform:

Communication Solutions:

  • ACCESSWIRE - Industry-leading flat-fee, premier news, and communications network
  • Webcasting - Earnings Events and webcast platform
  • Mini-IR - Customized platform to inform and engage investors and meet compliance

Compliance Solutions:

  • EDGAR Filing Service - Expert filing team to file all financial compliance forms
  • EDGAR Filing Software - Cloud-based, cost-effective platform for financial reporting
  • XBRL - XBRL tagging services to improve flow of financial reporting

About OTC Markets Group Inc.

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCM) operates the OTCQX® Best Market, the OTCQB® Venture Market, and the Pink® Open Market for 10,000 U.S. and global securities. Through OTC Link® ATS, we connect a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services. We enable investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice and empower companies to improve the quality of information available for investors.

To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient markets, visit www.otcmarkets.com.

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

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About Issuer Direct:

Issuer Direct® is an industry-leading communications and compliance company focusing on the needs of corporate issuers. Issuer Direct's principal platform, Platform id., empowers users by thoughtfully integrating the most relevant tools, technologies, and services, thus eliminating the complexity associated with producing and distributing financial and business communications. Headquartered in RTP, NC, Issuer Direct serves more than 2,000 public and private companies in more than 18 countries. For more information, please visit www.issuerdirect.com.

Media Contact:

OTC Markets Group Inc.
+1 (212) 896-4428
media@otcmarkets.com

Issuer Direct Corporation Media Contacts:

Brian R. Balbirnie
+1 919-481-4000
brian.balbirnie@issuerdirect.com

James Carbonara
1+ (646)-755-7412
james@haydenir.com

SOURCE: OTC Markets Group Inc.