SOURCE: Pink Sheets LLC

May 06, 2008 09:10 ET

Intec Ltd Joins International OTCQX

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - Pink OTC Markets Inc., the leading electronic inter-dealer quotation system, trading technology and financial information provider for over-the-counter (OTC) securities, today announced that Intec Ltd (PINKSHEETS: ICLJY) (OTCQX: ICLJY), a mining and minerals processing technology company for base and precious metals, has chosen to list its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on International OTCQX.

Intec's ADRs will begin trading today on the OTC market's prestigious tier, International PrimeQX, where investors can find current disclosure and financial information on the company (available on and The company is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

"We are pleased to welcome Intec to International OTCQX," said R. Cromwell Coulson, Chairman and CEO of Pink OTC Markets. "As an International OTCQX-listed company, Intec distinguishes itself as one of the most prestigious companies trading over-the-counter, and becomes part of a visible market tier via which they can increase U.S. investor awareness."

Merriman Curhan Ford & Co will serve as Intec's Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on International OTCQX. Intec's ADRs will trade in the U.S. on International OTCQX under the ticker "ICLJY" where each ADR will represent twenty ordinary Intec shares.

"We're pleased to work with Intec, as their PAL sponsor, as they make this important step to gain access to U.S. investors," added Stephen Nash, Group Head of Merriman Curhan Ford's OTCQX Advisory Group. "High-growth international companies are increasingly recognizing the value that OTCQX can provide, a superior platform for trading and disclosure, thereby enhancing liquidity for companies that list and for U.S. investors who want to gain visibility into a company's news and filings. Registration with the SEC is not required to list on the OTCQX, thus removing costs associated with Sarbanes-Oxley."

Intec's shares are also listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and on the Deutsche Boerse in Germany.

About Intec Ltd

Intec Ltd is an Australian company which owns the Intec Process, a revolutionary technology for superior and sustainable metals production. The Intec Process comprises a set of patented chloride-based hydrometallurgical processes that have been demonstrated to produce high purity base and precious metals from concentrates of sulphide and oxide ores, tailings and industrial wastes, which has substantial environmental and cost advantages over both the widely used conventional smelting and refining processes and other known hydrometallurgical processes. The Intec Process represents a paradigm shift that will, over time, have a substantial favorable impact on the structure, economics and environmental impact of the world base and precious metals industries. Intec Ltd also owns minerals processing assets in Tasmania that are currently generating significant positive cashflow via production of zinc/lead/silver concentrates for the international market. For further information please visit

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