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Welcome to Nasdaq International Designation Program

Boost global credibility, increase visibility and attract more interest from U.S. Investors

Program Overview

Launched in December 2015, the Nasdaq International Designation program is designed for Level 1 ADRs and Canadian companies that trade on the over-the-counter (OTC) market. The program offers a unique partnership with Nasdaq that provides member companies with Nasdaq’s robust visibility offering which allows for greater access to US investors, and can potentially increase liquidity The program does not impose SEC filing requirements or otherwise change your regulatory obligations

Universe of Level 1 ADRs

Companies that have Level 1 ADRs have a listing on an exchange outside the U.S. and comply with their home market's regulatory environment. Their Level 1 ADRs trade in the U.S. on the over-the-counter (OTC) market. Level 1 ADRs do not report to the SEC, unlike Level 2 ADRs that do file with the SEC and are listed on U.S. exchanges.

Level 1 ADRs Market Cap

There are hundreds of sponsored and unsponsored Level 1 ADRs, representing a total market cap of $15.8 Trillion USD globally. All Level 1 ADRs trade on the OTC regardless of whether they are a member of the Nasdaq International Designation program or have a competing designation. Nasdaq recognized a need to increase the visibility of these international companies with U.S. investors. Nasdaq launched the Nasdaq International Designations on December 9th 2015, with the first group of international companies below. The Nasdaq International Designation is also available to international companies that don’t have Level 1 ADRs, but have shares that trade directly on the OTC market in the U.S.

Trading

Nasdaq International is a designation. The companies are not listed or traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, and are not subject to the same listing or qualification standards applicable to securities listed or traded on an exchange. The U.S. shares continue to trade on the OTC.


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Features

A Full-Service Offering


Investor Relations Tools & Services

  • Market Intelligence Desk – An assigned Director that is a resource for any trading related questions and sets up daily trading reports.
  • Nasdaq Online – Proprietary peer comparison and strategic equity management tool providing detailed views into trading & ownership activity. Private log-in required.
  • Virtual Investor Conference – Reach potential investors.
  • Media Access -- Financial Media Interviews and Social Media Campaigns

Visibility For Your Brand

  • Use our Event Space at the Nasdaq MarketSite for your Investor Day or Corporate Event
  • Run your ads on our Tower & Marquee in New York's Times Square

Visibility For Your Brand



International Designation Requirements & Application

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Benefits

BENEFITS
BENEFIT OVERVIEW
Increase LiquidityHighlight your company to U.S. investors letting them know you have shares that trade in the U.S. market to increase liquidity
Increase VisibilityDistinguish your company from other OTC securities that can’t meet the Nasdaq International Designation requirements
Highlight Corporate QualificationsEnsures that companies are meeting the high program requirements even though they are not SEC filers and trade on the OTC
Communicate to Investment CommunityBroad communication to the investment community that the companies are members of the Nasdaq International Designation
Amplify Your Brand to U.S. Investor Community Via Nasdaq's AssetsAccess to our visibility assets to increase communication & profile with U.S. investors
Increase U.S. VisibilityIncrease the visibility in the U.S. market
Access to IR ToolsAccess to investor relations tools & services to better understand trading of the U.S. shares and identify & targeting U.S. investors


International Designation Requirements & Application

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Amplify Your Brand

Utilize Nasdaq's Visibility Assets  

Nasdaq is a globally recognized name. Our listed markets around the globe have a total market cap of $9.6 Trillion with approximately 3,200 listed companies for an average market cap of $2.9 Billion.

Use Our MarketSite Event Space
Host your Investor Day at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square, New York City.
Find out more about our space >

Advertise on the Nasdaq Tower and Marquee
Use these Times Square icons to run your ads or create branding for your company.
See some past examples of other brands >


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Nelson Griggs

“Through Nasdaq International Designation, we are able to help world-class companies such as Macquarie and Qantas Airways gain unparalleled visibility and enhanced exposure to the U.S. investment community.”

- Nelson Griggs, President, Nasdaq Stock Exchange







Current List of NID Companies

Current List of Companies

The following global corporations were the first Nasdaq International Designation Companies.

DATE
SYMBOL
COMPANY
TYPE
COUNTRY
May 17, 2018
CABGY 
Carlsberg A/S 
Nasdaq International Select
Denmark
May 17, 2018
STBMY 
St. Barbara Limited 
Nasdaq International Select
Australia
April 3, 2018
WHGOF 
White Gold Corp 
Nasdaq International
Canada
February 22, 2018
CYBNY Cognosec ABNasdaq International Sweden
February 22, 2018
SCCYF
Scythian Biosciences Corp
Nasdaq International
Canada
December 11, 2017
MRVSY
Minerva, S.A.
Nasdaq International Select
Brazil
December 1, 2017
RDRUY
Neometals, LTD
Nasdaq International
Australia
November 15, 2017
CIOXY
Cielo, S.A.
Nasdaq International Select
Brazil
October 11, 2017
PLLLY
Piedmont Lithium Ltd. -- Nasdaq Listed 5/7/18
Nasdaq International
Australia
September 12, 2017
PRMCF
Cronos Group, Inc. -- Nasdaq Listed 2/27/18
Nasdaq International
Canada
September 5, 2017
NHVCF
Northern Vertex Mining Corp
Nasdaq International Select
Canada
June 15, 2017
CESDF
CES Energy Solutions, Inc.
Nasdaq International
Canada
January 18, 2017
AXXIY
Alexium International Group Ltd.
Nasdaq International
Australia
June 2, 2016
CLVLY
Clinuvel
Nasdaq International
Australia
June 2, 2016
NJDCY
Nidec Group
Nasdaq International Select
Japan
May 19, 2016
MQBKY
Macquarie Group
Nasdaq International Select
Australia
December 9, 2015QABSYQantas Airways Ltd.Nasdaq International SelectAustralia
December 9, 2015RKUNYRakuten Inc.Nasdaq International SelectJapan
December 9, 2015CTTAYContinental AGNasdaq International SelectGermany
December 9, 2015EPCUFEarthport PLCNasdaq InternationalUnited Kingdom
December 9, 2015ADPXYAudio Pixels HoldingsNasdaq InternationalAustralia
December 9, 2015MRRTYMarfrig Global FoodNasdaq International SelectBrazil
December 9, 2015CYBQYCyberdyne, Inc.Nasdaq International SelectJapan
December 9, 2015NUSMFNautilus Minerals, Inc.Nasdaq InternationalCanada
December 9, 2015ROGFFRoxgold, Inc.Nasdaq InternationalCanada
December 9, 2015BESIYBE Semiconductor IndustriesNasdaq InternationalThe Netherlands
December 9, 2015KUBTYKubota CorpNasdaq International SelectJapan

Member Company Gallery

As part of Continental A.G.'s Nasdaq International Designation membership, the company took-over Times Square billboards in the heart of New York City. Watch video >

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The MacQuarie Group came to Nasdaq MarketSite to ring the bell in celebration of membership in Nasdaq's International Designation Program. Read More >

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Qantas Airlines employees and CEO came to Nasdaq MarketSite to ring the market bell in celebration of their Nasdaq International Designation. Watch ceremony >

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BE Semiconductor Industries came to Nasdaq MarketSite to celebrate their membership in the Nasdaq International Designation program. View the ceremony >

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Cyberdyne spent the day at Nasdaq MarketSite to showcase their products and celebrate their participation in the International Designation program. Watch their video >

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Nautilus Minerals, Inc. joined the Nasdaq International Designation program and came to MarketSite to celebrate. View their Market Bell Celebration >

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The Nidec Group joined the Nasdaq International Designation program. They celebrated included branding on the Nasdaq MarketSite Tower. Watch video >

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As part of Kubota's Nasdaq International Designation membership, the company took-over Times Square billboards in the heart of New York City. Watch video >

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Cyberdyne joined the Nasdaq International Designation program. They celebrated included branding on the Nasdaq MarketSite Tower in Times Square. Watch video >

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Nasdaq International Designation Company List
Read about White Gold Corp's recent membership in Nasdaq's International Designation Program
Read about Piedmont Lithium Limited's recent membership in Nasdaq's International Designation Program
Read about Northern Vertex Mining Corp's recent membership in the Nasdaq International Designation Program
Read about CES Energy Solutions' recent membership in the Nasdaq International Designation Program
Continental A.G. Advertising Takeover of Times Square
MacQuarie Group Celebrates Nasdaq International Designation
Kubota Takeover of Times Square
Qantas Airlines Celebrates Joining Nasdaq International Designation Program
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