LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2017) - Agritek Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AGTK), announced today that it now trades on the OTCQB Venture Market for early stage and developing U.S. and international companies. To qualify for the listing, companies must be current in their reporting and undergo an annual verification and management certification process. Investors can find Real-Time quotes and market information for the company on www.otcmarkets.com/stock/AGTK/quote.
B. Michael Friedman, Chief Executive Officer of Agritek Holdings, Inc. stated, "Our Company has always been committed to the highest level of financial and corporate disclosure that is required for this listing category, and this promise I made to uplist Agritek Holdings demonstrates our continued commitment to our shareholders. We believe that trading on the OTCQB and being DTC eligible will raise the visibility of the Company, enhance trading liquidity, and broaden our shareholder base as we move forward with market acceptance and penetration of our products and services and related verticals in legal jurisdictions within the cannabis sector."
"This upgraded listing opens the door to institutional investors and market makers who were not previously able to buy and sell shares of our Company. Now they may execute on unsolicited orders and also make recommendations to clients as they so choose. Meeting the increased compliance and information requirements of OTCQB provides our investors greater confidence in the information disclosed by the Company and ensures our commitment to accountability and transparency," further added Friedman.
In 2014, OTC Markets Group introduced standards and eligibility requirements for OTCQB with the goal of making it a better venture marketplace. To be eligible, companies must be current in their reporting to a U.S. or foreign regulator, pass a minimum bid price test of one penny ($0.01) and undergo an annual verification and management certification process providing additional information about the company's insiders, advisors and share count. Companies that are approved to trade on OTCQB receive access to additional premium services to help them build visibility and improve transparency for investors.
About Agritek Holdings, Inc.
Agritek Holdings, Inc., (www.AgritekHoldings.com) a pioneer within the medicinal marijuana space, provides innovative technology and agricultural solutions for both the medicinal and recreational cannabis industry. Agritek Holdings, Inc. presently owns property in Colorado approved for cultivation as well as manufacturing capabilities through California partnerships and owns several Hemp and cannabis brands for distribution including "Hemp Pops" and "California Premiums." Agritek Holdings Inc. does not directly grow, harvest, or distribute or sell cannabis or any substances that violate or contravene United States law or the Controlled Substances Act, nor does it intend to do so in the future.
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