VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2012) - Standard Graphite Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SGH)(OTCQX:DARDF) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company began trading on the OTC market's prestigious tier, OTCQX International, on Friday November 30th, 2012. As the highest tier of the U.S. OTC market, OTCQX companies are distinguished from the thousands of other companies trading on different tiers in the U.S. OTC market. Several of the world's largest companies, by market capitalization, are currently trading on the OTCQX.
Chris Bogart, President and CEO, commented: "We are pleased that Standard has joined OTCQX International at this stage of its development. The management has received numerous requests from our U.S. shareholders to enable the Company's shares to be traded on this prestigious U.S. OTC tier. We believe this will considerably enhance the investor awareness of Standard Graphite in the U.S. market."
Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for Standard Graphite on www.otcmarkets.com.
"The OTCQX platform offers investor-focused companies a winning combination of quality control, transparency, and broader visibility to U.S. investors," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and Chief Executive Officer of OTC Markets Group Inc. "We are pleased to welcome Standard Graphite to OTCQX."
Merriman Capital Inc, will serve as the Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements and U.S. securities law.
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About Standard Graphite
Standard Graphite Corp is focused exclusively on the exploration and development of a large portfolio of flake graphite properties in Canada. The company is rapidly positioning itself as North America's premier pure-play graphite exploration company and it controls 100% interest in 13 highly prospective graphite properties within known graphite districts in both Quebec and Ontario. An aggressive 2012 exploration strategy has commenced and will be implemented by a geologic team with the pedigree of a previous world-class graphite discovery.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Chris Bogart, President & CEO
The foregoing information may contain forward-looking statements relating to the future performance of Standard Graphite Corp. Forward-looking statements, specifically those concerned with future performance are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in Standard Graphite Corp.'s filings with the appropriate securities commissions.
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