SOURCE: Pink Sheets, LLC

January 11, 2007 15:00 ET

Pink Sheets Accepts Roth Capital Partners, LLC as an NASD Investment Bank Designated Advisor for Disclosure (DAD)

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 11, 2007 -- Pink Sheets, LLC today announced that Roth Capital Partners, LLC ("ROTH") has been accepted as an Investment Bank Designated Advisor for Disclosure (DAD) for OTCQX listed companies. As an OTCQX DAD, ROTH will provide advice with respect to clients' OTCQX listing requirements and public disclosure obligations, generally.

"We are very pleased to add Roth Capital Partners to our list of DADs for OTCQX companies. ROTH is a recognized leader in providing investment banking, capital raising and research coverage for small and emerging growth companies. They are well equipped to provide a premium level of service to OTCQX companies that wish to substantially raise their profile in the market and access public equity financing. ROTH is a leader in serving small and micro-cap companies and brings to the DAD program a reputation that will distinguish issuers in the new OTCQX market tier," commented Cromwell Coulson, Chairman and CEO of Pink Sheets.

The OTCQX is a new market tier offered by Pink Sheets that provides a premier trading, quotation and disclosure venue for the securities of the highest quality companies in the U.S. OTC markets. Companies that have substantial operating businesses and provide credible disclosure to the public may qualify for the premium tier OTCQX, which commences trading on March 5, 2007. Each OTCQX company must nominate either an Investment Banker or an Attorney as their DAD to advise them in providing disclosure to the market and meeting the OTCQX listing requirements. The DAD advisory role is designed to bolster investor confidence in the quality of OTCQX issuer disclosure.

About Roth Capital Partners, LLC

Since 1984 Roth Capital Partners, LLC has been a leader and innovator in the small and micro-cap markets. ROTH is focused on providing the full spectrum of investment banking services, including raising capital, research coverage, creating liquidity, trading and market making, merger and acquisition advisory services, sales support, and investor conferences.

ROTH's experience and capabilities in raising capital for public companies are the hallmarks of the firm. Over the last ten years, ROTH has raised over $8.7 billion for small and micro-cap public companies and completed over 123 merger, acquisition and advisory assignments. Over the past three years, ROTH has been ranked as one of the leading placement agents for total number of PIPE transactions, raising over a billion dollars.


An alternative to listing on traditional exchanges, OTCQX is a new market tier for issuers of securities that are traded in the over-the-counter (OTC) markets. The OTCQX trading, quotation and disclosure platform, comprised of the PremierQX and PrimeQX tiers, is designed to distinguish strong public companies from the nearly tens of thousands of securities traded on OTC. Additional information is available at

About Pink Sheets, LLC

Pink Sheets, LLC is the leading provider of services, software and financial information for the OTC securities markets. Its electronic quotation, trading and disclosure services enhance the efficiency of OTC trading, provide better executions for OTC investors and improve the capital formation process for OTC issuers. For more information visit the Pink Sheets website at

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    R. Cromwell Coulson
    Chairman and CEO
    Pink Sheets, LLC
    1 (212) 896-4420
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