Bridgeport Ventures Inc.
TSX VENTURE : BPV
OTCQX : BPVIF

Bridgeport Ventures Inc.

January 15, 2010 06:00 ET

Bridgeport Ventures Inc. Joins OTCQX

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Jan. 15, 2010) - Pink OTC Markets Inc. (PINK SHEETS:PINK), the leading electronic inter-dealer quotation system, trading technology and financial information provider for Over-the-Counter (OTC) securities, today announced that Bridgeport Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BPV)(OTCQX:BPVIF), a Canadian mineral exploration company, is now trading on OTCQX®.

"We are pleased to welcome Bridgeport Ventures to OTCQX," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of Pink OTC Markets. "OTCQX provides Bridgeport Ventures with a visible market tier to increase U.S. investor awareness, and distinguish themselves from the thousands of other companies traded Over-the-Counter."

Bridgeport Ventures 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.pinksheets.com.

"The listing of our shares on the OTCQX International Market achieves two objectives for Bridgeport. It gives our U.S. shareholders an alternative trading platform while, at the same time, providing them with convenient access to all public filings at a user-friendly site," said Hugh Snyder, Chairman and CEO of Bridgeport Ventures.

Berns & Berns, Counsellors at Law, will serve as Bridgeport Ventures' Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on listing requirements.

About Bridgeport Ventures Inc.
(TSX VENTURE:BPV)(OTCQX:BPVIF) Bridgeport Ventures Inc. will trade in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol "BPVIF". Bridgeport Ventures' shares are also listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, under the symbol BPV. Bridgeport Ventures is a Canadian mineral exploration company with operations in Latin America. Its strong technical team with local experience has a solid record of discovery and a proven history of mining success. For more about Bridgeport Ventures, visit: http://bridgeportventures.net/.

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About Pink OTC Markets Inc.
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