88 Energy Limited (ASX:88E, AIM:88E, OTC:EEENF) ( 88 Energy or the Company ) is pleased to advise that its application to join the OTCQB Market in the United States has been accepted and the Company’s shares are now listed for trading under the code EEENF. The OTCQB Venture Market is for entrepreneurial and development stage US and international companies.
· Official quotation and trading on to the US OTCQB market from 19 January 2022, code: EEENF
· Delivers North American investors enhanced accessibility and liquidity in 88 Energy trading
· B.Riley FBR Inc appointed as OTCQB Sponsor
· Depositary Trust Company (DTC) eligibility application in progress
The Company’s primary listing will continue to be the Australian Securities Exchange ( ASX ), with its secondary listing on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange ( AIM ) in the United Kingdom also retained.
The OTCQB Market has robust financial reporting and corporate governance requirements. All these requirements are effectively satisfied by 88 Energy through its ongoing compliance with ASX Listing Rules and the AIM Rules.
88 Energy sought OTCQB quotation to provide North American investors with enhanced accessibility and liquidity in trading of the Company’s shares. The quotation delivers 88 Energy access to one of the largest investment markets in the world at relatively nominal cost (compared to traditional major exchanges) and with practically no additional compliance requirements.
No new shares in the Company are being issued in connection with the commencement of trading on the OTCQB Market. Existing ordinary shares of 88 Energy may now also be traded on the OTCQB Market and investors can find real-time quotes and market information on the OTC Markets website ( www.otcmarkets.com/stock/EEENF/overview ).
The Company is in the process of applying to the Depository Trust Company ( DTC ) for DTC eligibility, which essentially facilitates the trading of securities by individual investors that use self-managed online broking accounts (such as TD Ameritrade and E-Trade), as opposed to trading through full-service brokers. Pending DTC eligibility, trading of the shares is implemented by brokers acting as market makers.
88 Energy has appointed B.Riley FBR Inc as its OTCQB Sponsor for the purposes of this market making. A list of other brokers operating on the OTC Markets is available from the following link: https://www.otcmarkets.com/otc-link/broker-dealer-directory
Managing Director, Ashley Gilbert, commented:
“The OTCQB quotation provides 88 Energy with access to the world’s largest investment market. Given 88 Energy’s portfolio of oil and gas assets is focused solely on the North Slope of Alaska, it was an obvious next step to upgrade to the OTCQB market, especially given the strong trade in 88 Energy stock through the OTC pink sheets throughout 2021.
88 Energy is at an exciting stage with the anticipated spud of the Merlin-2 appraisal well in February 2022, as well as the significant activity planned across our portfolio in 2022, so we are excited to be broadening our exposure in the global investment community. Joining the OTCQB Market will be matched with an active investor engagement program, to ensure our investment case and growth prospects are well understood amongst all current and prospective shareholders in 88 Energy.”
This announcement has been authorised by the Board.
Media and Investor Relations:
88 Energy Ltd
Ashley Gilbert, Managing Director
Tel: +61 8 9485 0990
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