OTC Listing Requirements

How to ensure your company is compliant

The OTC Markets are a collection of exchanges that allow companies to trade their securities without having to meet the same strict listing requirements as companies listed on major stock exchanges like the NYSE or Nasdaq. However, there are still some requirements that companies must meet in order to be listed on OTC Markets.

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Financial Reporting Requirements

One of the most important requirements for listing on OTC Markets is that companies must file financial statements and other reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These reports must be accurate and up-to-date, and they must be filed on a timely basis. OTC Markets require companies to file financial statements and other reports with the SEC.

Governance Requirements

In addition to financial reporting requirements, OTC Markets also have governance requirements. These requirements include having a board of directors that is qualified and experienced, and having a code of ethics for the company’s management team.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Various types of companies can be listed on the OTC marketplace, including public companies, private companies, foreign issuers, and early-stage startups.

Yes, there are different tiers within the OTC marketplace, such as OTCQX, OTCQB, and Pink. Each tier has distinct listing requirements and provides varying levels of transparency and reporting standards.

Common financial requirements include minimum bid price, shareholder equity, revenue or income thresholds, and compliance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Yes, OTC listing can be a stepping stone for companies planning to uplist to national securities exchanges like NASDAQ or NYSE, as it allows them to gain visibility and meet certain financial and reporting standards before transitioning to a higher exchange.

Yes, international companies can apply for OTC listing, provided they meet the applicable listing requirements and comply with U.S. securities regulations.