Effective January 19, 2019, OTC Markets will require that all U.S.-incorporated OTCQB and OTCQX companies provide verified share data through a transfer agent that participates in its Transfer Agent Verified Shares Program. The Transfer Agent Verified Shares Program allows transfer agents to provide regular updated information on the number of authorized and outstanding shares to OTC Markets via a secure electronic file transfer.
The share data is used to ensure compliance with the OTCQB and OTCQX listing requirements, by broker-dealers and clearing firms and by investors in making investment decisions, keeping track of dilution, and ensuring compliance with Sections 13 and 16 of the Securities Exchange Act (see HERE). For a complete review of the OTCQB listing standards, see HERE. For a complete review of the OTCQX listing standards, see below.
Share data provided by participating transfer agents appears alongside a “Transfer Agent Verified” logo on the OTC Markets website. The authorized and outstanding share amounts