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OTC Bulletin Board

An electronic listing of over-the-counter securities on NASDAQ. The OTCBB lists several thousand securities, including stocks, bonds, ADRs, and others. Since 1999, the SEC has required all companies listed on the OTCBB to report their financial information.


OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB).

During the trading day, the electronic OTC bulletin board (OTCBB) provides continuously updated real-time bid and ask prices, volume information, and last-sale prices.

The OTCBB lists this information for unlisted US and overseas stocks, warrants, unit investment trusts (UITs), and American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).

It also lists Direct Participation Programs (DPPs) that are not listed on an organized market but are being traded over-the-counter (OTC).

Approximately 3,600 companies are tracked on the OTCBB. To qualify for inclusion, they must report their financial information to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or appropriate regulatory agency.

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Meanwhile, we will hold OTCBB responsible for any lost Market Capital to our shareholders and any damage to the company, and will take appropriate legal action.
The OTCBB is a quotation medium for subscribing members, not an issuer listing service.
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The PCMC Bulletin Board 30 Index was created in an effort to engender greater awareness of the OTCBB market.
Over the past five years volume on the OTCBB has grown approximately ten-fold.
We look forward to watching for great things from the other high-quality companies listed on our composite OTCBB index.
Results and events subject to forward-looking statements could differ materially due to the following factors: possible changes in market and economic and business conditions; possible changes in laws and regulations; unanticipated difficulties in complying with laws, regulations, and OTCBB listing requirements; and other risks and factors identified in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2004 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Following the deletion of OTCBB quotations, trading, if any, will be conducted in the so-called "pink sheets.
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With the OTCBB providing access to more than 3,300 securities, and including more than 230 participating Market Makers, and its web site attracting such large numbers of daily visitors, the breadth of the market data on OTCBB.
This decision by Nasdaq and the move to the OTCBB does not change our strategic plan and will not affect our operations," stated Philip R.
The OTCBB and the Pink Sheets are quotation mediums, rather than stock exchanges.