NEW YORK, December 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
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, announced that Publicis Groupe S.A. (OTCQX: PUBGY; Euronext: PUB), a leading advertising and communications firm, has chosen to have its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) traded on the highest tier of the OTC market, OTCQX®.
Publicis Groupe began trading today on the OTC market's prestigious tier, OTCQX International Premier. Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the Company on http://www.otcmarkets.com.
"We are pleased to welcome Publicis as our 300th company on OTCQX," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and Chief Executive Officer of OTC Markets Group. "Publicis joins our extensive roster of global leaders and entrepreneurial companies representing $1 Trillion in combined market capitalization."
"We thank OTC Markets Group for this opportunity to increase our reach to U.S. investors while trading on a high-quality marketplace," said Maurice Levy, President & CEO, Publicis Groupe.
BNY Mellon will serve as Publicis' Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements.
About Publicis Groupe S.A.
Publicis Groupe S.A. (OTCQX: PUBGY; Euronext: PUB- part of the CAC index) trades in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol "PUBGY", where each ADR represents 0.5 ordinary shares. Publicis Groupe is the third largest communications group in the world, offering the full range of services and skills: digital and traditional advertising, public affairs and events, media buying and specialized communication. Its major networks are Leo Burnett, MSLGROUP, PHCG (Publicis Healthcare Communications Group), Publicis Worldwide, Rosetta and Saatchi & Saatchi. VivaKi, the Groupe's media and digital accelerator, includes Digitas, Razorfish, Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia. Present in 104 countries, the Groupe employs 50,000 professionals.
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. We categorize the wide spectrum of OTC-traded companies into three tiers - OTCQX (the quality-controlled marketplace), OTCQB® (the venture marketplace), and OTC Pink™ (the open 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 http://www.otcmarkets.com.
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