Uwharrie Capital Corp upgrades to trade shares on the OTCQX Best Market
Published 2:55 pm Monday, March 15, 2021
The common stock of Uwharrie Capital Corp (OTCQX: UWHR), the bank holding company for Uwharrie Bank, began trading Monday on OTC Markets Group’s OTCQX Best Market (“OTCQX”). The company qualified to trade on the OTCQX and upgraded from the Pink market. OTC Markets Group operates financial markets for approximately 11,000 U.S. and global securities.
Uwharrie Bank is a community banking organization that was organized in the early 1980s as the consolidation of the financial industry created a void for local and family owned businesses.
Uwharrie has total assets of $827.8 million as of Dec. 31, 2020,
“The founding mission of Uwharrie Capital Corp still holds true, to help create robust local economies that help our neighbors obtain a quality of life that promotes traditional values; values that inspire us to care for one another and create opportunities where our children and grandchildren can achieve financial security,” Uwharrie Capital Corp CEO Roger Dick said. “To us, it’s about more than a bottom line, it’s about Making a Difference.”
“We think that’s a story worth telling on a broader stage. By joining the OTCQX, it is our intent to enhance share value to all shareholders and highlight Uwharrie’s long-term commitment to the communities we serve,” added David Beaver, chief financial officer of Uwharrie Capital Corp.
Graduating to the OTCQX marks a milestone for community banks and bank holding companies in the U.S. public markets. The OTCQX enables banks and bank holding companies to maximize the value of being a public company by providing transparent trading and easy access to company information for shareholders. To qualify for OTCQX, community banks and
bank holding companies must meet high financial standards, follow best practice corporate governance and demonstrate compliance with applicable securities laws, and have a professional third-party sponsor introduction.
Uwharrie Capital Corp was sponsored for OTCQX by Raymond James & Associates, Inc., a qualified third-party firm responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements and recommending membership.
The common stock of Uwharrie Capital Corp trades on OTCQX under the symbol “UWHR.” U.S. investors can find current financial disclosures and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for Uwharrie at www.otcmarkets.com.