2016 OTC Markets' Graduate Review


2016 OTC Markets Graduate Review

2016 was a slow year for OTC graduations. With 35 uplists, 2016 saw the lowest number of OTC graduates in over 5 years. The number of graduates in 2016 was down about 40% from 2015.

OTC Uplists By Year

The NASDAQ was the favorite new home for OTC graduates in 2016 with over 90% of this year's graduates choosing the NASDAQ as their new exchange.

The OTCQB has also proven to be the best launching pad for OTC issuers looking to transition to a senior exchange. Over 50% of this year's uplists graduated from the QB tier of the OTC Markets.

OTC Uplist Rate By Tier

With 19 of the approx. 900 OTCQB listed securities uplisting, the OTCQB had a 2% graduation rate, the highest graduation rate of any OTC Markets tier (QX ~ 1.3% and Pink ~ .1%).

Below, we have included a list of 2016's OTC graduates. Congrats to all of 2016's graduates from the Acquis Team!

2016 OTC Markets' Uplists:

1st Quarter:

Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS) Jan. 5, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market Global Self Storage, Inc. (NASDAQ: SELF) Jan. 19, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NASDAQ Capital Market SPI Energy Co Ltd (NASDAQ: SPI) Jan. 19, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NASDAQ Global Select Market Nicolet Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ: NCBS) Feb. 24, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NASDAQ Capital Market IZEA Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA) Feb. 26, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market Nano Dimension Ltd (NASDAQ: NNDM) Mar. 7, 2016 -- OTCQX to NASDAQ Capital Market Senseonics Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Mkt: SENS) Mar. 18, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NYSE Mkt ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) Mar. 31, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Global Market

2nd Quarter: ChromaDex Corporation (NASDAQ: CDXC) April 25, 2016 -- OTCQX to NASDAQ Capital Market Interlink Electronics (NASDAQ: LINK) April 25, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NASDAQ Capital Market ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) May 11, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NASDAQ Capital Market VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTGN) May 11, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market Viveve Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIVE) June 14, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market Paragon Commercial Corp. (NASDAQ: PBNC) June 16, 2016 -- OTCQX to NASDAQ Capital Market Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT) June 22, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market Global Medical REIT, Inc. (NYSE: GMRE) June 29, 2016 -- OTCPINK to New York Stock Exchange

3rd Quarter: Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADES) July 7, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NASDAQ Global Market DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DMPI) July 12, 2016 -- OTCQX to NASDAQ Capital Market Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (NASDAQ: LTEA) July 29, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EKSO) August 9, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market Biomerica, Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRA) August 26, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market Reven Housing REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVEN) August 30, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market

4th Quarter: HomeTown Bankshares Corporation (NASDAQ: HMTA) October 12, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NASDAQ Capital Market Social Reality Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX) October 13, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market Xenetic Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: XBIO) November 7, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) November 8, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: DFFN) Novemebr 9, 2016 -- OTCQX to NASDAQ Capital Market Moxian, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOXC) November 15, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market Limbach Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: LMB) November 16, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market FlexShopper, Inc. (NASDAQ: FPAY) November 18, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market Genius Brands International, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNUS) November 21, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (NYSE: AQN) November 29, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NYSE Soligenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNGX) December 13, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market root9B Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTNB) December 21, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market Penn VA Corp New (NASDAQ: PVAC) December 28, 2016 -- OTCQX to NASDAQ Global Select

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