Healthzone Ltd. Joins OTCQX
NEW YORK – April 20, 2010 – Pink OTC Markets Inc. (OTCQX: PINK), the financial information and technology services company that operates the leading electronic quotation and trading system in the U.S. OTC securities market, today announced that Healthzone Ltd. (OTCQX: HLTZY, ASX: HZL), the Australian health, beauty and natural food products retailer and distributor, has chosen to list its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on OTCQX®.
“We are pleased to welcome Healthzone to OTCQX,” said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of Pink OTC Markets. “OTCQX provides Healthzone with the highest level of visibility and access to U.S. investors possible in the OTC Market.”
Healthzone’s ADRs began trading today on the OTC market’s prestigious tier, OTCQX International. Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcqx.com and www.otcmarkets.com.
“This is a major milestone in the development of Healthzone’s international profile and markets,” said Healthzone’s Chairman, Peter Roach. “The OTCQX program will enable international investors to participate more easily in Healthzone’s international growth and is expected to provide a range of benefits to Healthzone, including international profile, support by strategic investors in international markets and enhances the liquidity of Healthzone securities in international capital markets, which is expected to enhance Healthzone’s enterprise value.”
Hudson Securities Inc. will serve as Healthzone’s Principal American Liaison (“PAL”) on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on listing requirements.
About Healthzone Ltd.
(OTCQX: HLTZY, ASX: HZL) Healthzone’s ADRs will trade in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol “HLTZY”, where each ADR will represent 10 ordinary shares. Healthzone’s ordinary shares are also listed on the Australian Stock Exchange under the symbol HZL. Healthzone Ltd. produces, distributes and markets a variety of health and beauty products. The Company operates Healthy Life, the largest natural food store franchise and is the largest natural products distributor in Australia. Healthzone markets its branded products through distribution channels in Europe, North America, China and other Asian markets.
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