OTCQX AND OTCQB SPONSORSHIP
The Benchmark Company, LLC is approved by OTC Markets to act as a Sponsor for companies wishing to be quoted on the OTCQX or OTCQB platforms. A sponsor’s role is to:
Provide professional guidance to the issuer on creating investor demand as they build long-term relationships with management
Assist companies in discerning the information that is material to the market and should be disclosed to investors
Provide a professional review of the company's disclosure
Advise how to strategically improve interest in the company as it seeks to develop new shareholders
Educate a company to enable it to understand its responsibilities under the OTCQXRules
Submit a Letter of Introduction to OTC Markets Group on behalf of the company
The OTCQX® Best Market is for established, investor-focused U.S. and international companies. To qualify for the OTCQX market, companies must meet high financial standards, follow best practice corporate governance, demonstrate compliance with U.S. securities laws, be current in their disclosure, and have a professional third-party sponsor introduction.
Penny stocks, shells and companies in bankruptcy cannot qualify for OTCQX.
The OTCQB® Venture Market is for early-stage and developing U.S. and international companies. To be eligible, companies must be current in their reporting and undergo an annual verification and management certification process.Companies must meet a $0.01 bid test and may not be in bankruptcy.