SOURCE: Colorado Goldfields Inc.

Colorado Goldfields Inc.

February 28, 2011 08:00 ET

Colorado Goldfields Inc. Moves to Exclusive OTCQB Quotation

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LAKEWOOD, CO--(Marketwire - February 28, 2011) - Colorado Goldfields Inc. (OTCQB: CGFIA) (CGFIA.PK) announces today that as of February 23, 2011, the Company's stock quotation coverage has moved from the FINRA operated OTC Bulletin Board to the OTC Markets Group, Inc.'s OTCQB under the same symbol "CGFIA."

This new comprehensive over-the-counter market tier includes the securities of over 768 SEC reporting companies and banks formerly designated as Pink Sheets stocks, in addition to the 3,050 securities that were quoted in both OTC Markets Group's electronic inter-dealer quotation system and FINRA's OTCBB. All securities in the new OTCQB tier are displayed on with an icon reading, "OTCQB -- U.S. Registered." 

On Friday, February 25, 2011, shares traded on the interdealer quotation system of OTC Markets Group totaled 6.2 billion shares (representing $874 million), across 9,984 issuers.

The FINRA operated OTCBB, now contains approximately 20 securities which are quoted solely on this system and represent less than 0.1% of the average daily dollar volume for the entire OTC market.

C. Stephen Guyer, Chief Financial Officer of Colorado Goldfields Inc. has engaged in multiple conferences with management at the OTC Markets Group, Inc. and describes the shift in quotation coverage and what it means for the Company as follows:

The OTCQB is one of three tiers established by OTC Markets Group, Inc. together called "OTC Link," which operates one of the world's largest electronic interdealer quotation systems for broker-dealers. The OTC"QB" designation identifies companies that are fully reporting with the SEC, including Colorado Goldfields.  

In September, 2009, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which owns and operates the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB), announced that it wished to divest itself of the ownership and operation of the OTCBB and intended to sell to an independent third party the web site, URL, and reservation rights, certain content; and the OTCBB trademark.

Given the uncertainty of the fate of the FINRA operated OTCBB, there has been a large migration of market makers from the OTCBB quotation system to the OTC Link quotation system. According to, in the past 30 calendar days, there have been over 624 publically traded companies that have moved from being dually quoted (OTCBB and OTC Link) to being quoted exclusively on the OTC Link platform, and only 19 issuers remain exclusively quoted on the OTCBB. As of February 18, 2011, priced quotes published on OTC Link made up 95% of priced quotes in the OTC marketplace.

Regarding 3rd party data providers, Joseph Oltmanns, Director at OTC Markets, tells Colorado Goldfields that, "We are working closely with all 3rd party data providers to make their data presentation accurate and efficient."

For further information regarding this change, see OTCBB Delistings and Rule 15c2-11: What Happened?

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About Colorado Goldfields Inc.
Colorado Goldfields Inc. (OTCQB: CGFIA) ( is a Denver-based junior exploration and mining company primarily exploring for gold and silver. Our seasoned management team targets historic gold camps with strong potential for multiple deposit discoveries. Currently, our business model in Colorado provides an outstanding combination of former producing properties with excellent exploration and production potential and a currently inactive, modern, up to 700 ton per day capacity mill facility to allow for an attractive short-term production time frame. We expect that this strategic plan will allow Colorado Goldfields to reach its goal of profitability, potentially within the next 18 months.

The Company has made available a current CGFIA Fact Sheet in PDF format at

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. In 2010, securities on OTC Link traded over $144 billion in dollar volume, making it the third largest U.S. equity-trading venue, after NASDAQ and the NYSE. We categorize the wide spectrum of OTC-traded companies into three tiers -- OTCQX (the quality-controlled marketplace for investor friendly companies), OTCQB (the U.S. reporting company marketplace for development stage companies), and OTC Pink (the speculative trading marketplace) -- so investors can identify the level and quality of information companies provide.

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Cautionary note to U.S. Investors -- The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits U.S. mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. We use certain terms on this website (or press release), such as "measured," "indicated," and "inferred" "resources," which the SEC guidelines strictly prohibit U.S. registered companies from including in their filings with the SEC. U.S. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosures in our 10-KSB which may be secured from us, or from the SEC's website at This press release may contain information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. Investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties.

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