What is changing?
FINRA will implement changes to Daily List and Security Files on www.otcbb.com, effective Tuesday, May 20, 2008. The changes to be implemented are as follows:
1)  Security Files available on the OTCBB Symbol Directory will contain a trailer record with the files. Date, Timestamp and Total Record Count as follows:
(A file generated January 11, 2008 at 9:30:22 a.m. containing 53,748 records):
2)  A new field will be included in the Security and Daily List files available on the OTCBB website. The new field, Unit_of_Trade, will be included on each record and can be found after the field OATS_Rptbl_Fl. The last field in each record will be a filler.
Fields in the Security Files:
Fields in the Daily Lists:
Security Files affected by these changes are:
§ All OTCBB Securities
§ All Other-OTC Securities
§ All OTCBB and Other-OTC Securities
To view sample files click on the following links:
Sample Security File
Sample Daily List File
Who can I contact for additional information?
Contact FINRA Product Management at 866.899.2107.
The OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB) is a regulated quotation service that displays real-time quotes, last-sale prices, and volume information in over-the-counter (OTC) equity securities. An OTC equity security generally is any equity that is not listed or traded on NASDAQ or a national securities exchange. OTCBB securities include national, regional, and foreign equity issues, warrants, units, ADRs, and Direct Participation Programs (DPPs).