OTC Markets Group Welcomes Newly Verified OTCQB Companies – March 24

Mar 24, 2015

OTC Disclosure & News Service

New York, NY –

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, today announced the following companies are verified for trading on the OTCQB® Venture Marketplace.

Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: ALYI) – Alternet Systems is a unique operating company that focuses its investment and operational expertise in companies that will enable rapid growth in the secure mobile payment and transaction market.  Alternet subsidiaries provide hosted solutions on proven and secure technology platforms.  This empowers the company’s clients to focus their efforts on the successful and profitable deployment of services, providing a springboard for rapid adoption of mobile services.

ARC Group, Inc. (OTCQB: ARCK) – ARC Group, headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, is the owner, operator and franchisor of the Dick’s Wings & Grill concept, and the co-owner of the owner, operator and franchisor of the Wing Nutz concept.  Now in its 20th year of operation, Dick’s Wings prides itself on its award-winning chicken wings, hog wings and duck wings spun in its signature sauces and seasonings.  Wing Nutz offers a large selection of premium baked chicken wings and other baked products.  Wing Nutz also offers its own proprietary line of craft beers under the name “Nut Job Beers.”  Dick’s Wings has 16 restaurants in Florida and two restaurants in Georgia, along with a concession stand at EverBank Field.  Wing Nutz has nine restaurants in Utah, one restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada, and one restaurant in Nampa, Idaho. 

Greenkraft, Inc. (OTCQB: GKIT) – Greenkraft is a manufacturer of alternative fuel automotive products.  The company was created to introduce clean, green, efficient, automotive products that run on alternative fuels.  It offers alternative commercial forward cabin trucks and alternative fuel systems for various vehicles.  Greenkraft’s commercial trucks are powered by alternative fuels such CNG and LPG in classes 3,4,5,6, and 7.

Heatwurx Inc. (OTCQB: HUWX) – HEATWURX designs, manufactures, and sells asphalt preservation and repair equipment.  Its equipment is manufactured in the United States and is an eco-friendly solution for “healing” the country’s deteriorating infrastructure.  The company’s customers are equipment suppliers, contractors, municipalities, state departments of transportation and other governmental agencies.

The company’s equipment and seamless repair process have been recognized by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials, Technology Implementation Group (AASHTO TIG) as an “Additionally Selected Technology,” and recommended by the Army Corp of Engineers to be included in the United States Air Force Sustainment Pavement Repair Kit (SuPR) for small airfield repair. 

Highlands Bankshares, Inc. (OTCQB: HBSI) – Highlands Bankshares was founded in 1985 and is the holding company of its two wholly-owned subsidiary banks, The Grant County Bank and Capon Valley Bank.  The Grant County Bank’s main office is located at 3 N. Main Street in Petersburg, WV and operates an additional six branch offices located in the towns of Moorefield, Keyser, Riverton, Harman, Davis and Canaan Valley, WV.  With its main office at 2 W. Main Street in Wardensville, WV, Capon Valley Bank operates an additional four offices in Baker and Moorefield, WV, and in Gore and Stephens City, VA.  Consequently, Highlands Bankshares owns and operates a total of 12 banking locations throughout seven counties in two states.  Both banks offer a wide range of banking products and services, including online banking and merchant processing services. 

Net Medical Xpress Solutions, Inc. (OTCQX: NMXS) – Net Medical Xpress provides diagnostic and clinical services including developing medical PACS (Patient Archival Communications System) solutions.  It is a telemedicine company with physicians that provide consultations to remote hospitals.

Next 1 Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: NXOI) – Next 1 Interactive is a media based company focusing directly on the travel segment and indirectly through its 43% ownership interest in RealBiz Media Group, Inc., a publicly traded real estate media company (“RealBiz”), on the real estate segment.  The company’s and RealBiz’s mission has been to both create and acquire travel and real estate video content that can be delivered on any screen (television, web and mobile), all with interactive advertising and transactional shopping components that engage and enable viewers to request information, make purchases and get an in-depth look at products and services all through their device of choice.

Next 1 is a multi-faceted interactive media company whose key focus is around what the company believes to be two of the most universal, yet powerful consumer-passion categories – real estate and travel.  The company is engaged in the business of providing digital media and marketing services for the travel industry and, indirectly through RealBiz, for the real estate industry.  The company plans to deliver targeted content via digital platforms including satellite, cable, broadcast, broadband, web, print and mobile.  The company currently generates revenue from commissions from (i) traditional sales of its travel products as well as advertising revenue from preferred suppliers and sponsors and referral fees; (ii) travel media services which include video monthly sponsorship packages, pre-roll advertising, commissions and referral fees; and (iii) revenue derived from the real estate operations of RealBiz.  The company has three divisions: (x) Maupintour Extraordinary Vacations, which is one of the oldest luxury tour operators in the United States; (y) NextTrip.com/Voyage.tv, a video and media website with thousands of hours of travel footage and (z) TripProfessionals.com, a trip professional membership program which is an at home agency program allowing the consumer to customize and book travel while earning commissions.  In addition, RealBiz generates revenue from advertising revenues, real estate broker commissions and referral fees.  RealBiz is engaged in the business of providing real estate professional’s technology and marketing service solutions that allow them to list and sell more properties.  We currently generate revenue from several areas of our technology platforms and services including but not limited to advertising revenues, consulting services, monthly recurring enterprise production contracts and yearly subscriptions. 

Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: PIRS) – Pieris is a clinical-stage biotechnology company advancing its proprietary Anticalin technology to create differentiated drugs that have the potential to be safer and more effective than conventional approaches.  Anticalins show promise in addressing high-unmet medical needs and expanding the potential of targeted therapeutics. The company currently has a diverse proprietary pipeline and has ongoing R&D collaborations with Daiichi Sankyo, the Sanofi Group, Zydus Cadila, Stelis Biopharma and Allergan. 

SANUWAVE Health, Inc. (OTCQB: SNWV) – SANUWAVE is an emerging leader in the development and commercialization of noninvasive, biological response activating devices in the regenerative medicine area for the repair and regeneration of tissue, musculoskeletal and vascular structures.  SANUWAVE’s portfolio of products and product candidates activate biologic signaling and angiogenic responses, including revascularization and microcirculatory improvement, helping restore the body’s normal healing processes and regeneration. SANUWAVE is applying its Pulsed Acoustic Cellular Expression (PACE) technology in wound healing, orthopedic/spine, plastic/cosmetic and cardiac conditions. 

Security California Bancorp (CA) (OTCQB: SCAF) – Security California Bancorp was established in 2008 and it is the parent holding company for Security Bank of California, a 100% owned subsidiary that was founded in 2005 by several prominent members of the Inland Empire who shared a common vision that a bank should strengthen the local economy by making decisions locally based on local values. 

Vycor Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: VYCO) – Vycor is dedicated to providing the medical community with innovative and superior neurosurgical and neurotherapeutic solutions and operates two distinct business units within the medical industry.  Vycor Medical designs, develops and markets medical devices for use in neurosurgery.  NovaVision develops non-invasive, computer-based light stimulation therapies for those suffering from vision loss resulting from neurological trauma. 

U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for these companies on www.otcmarkets.com

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