March 20th, 2017
The Delaware Board of Trade Holdings is pleased to announce a strategic investment by the
S.S. Lootah Holdings Group to create a partnership between both companies. Its international
business arm, S.S. Lootah International, looks forward to assisting the Delaware Board of
Trade (“DBOT”) in launching a unique market center for equity securities trading.
The Delaware Board of Trade the holding company of DBOT ATS LLC, an SEC-recognized alternative trading
system (ATS) has launched the system in March, 2017. The ATS trades over-the-counter unlisted equity
securities and unlisted ADRs of companies trading on foreign stock exchanges. DBOT ATS is a centralized
limit order book that matches orders on an automated basis. The Delaware Board of Trade Holdings and its
subsidiaries are headquartered in the historic Hercules Building, located in the financial district of Wilmington,
The S.S. Lootah Holdings Group is pleased to be a part of the Delaware Board of Trade. The group looks
forward to contributing to establishing it as the premier alternative trading system and platform of choice for
technology startups and for foreign companies looking to access capital in the United States.
“Our group was established by Haj Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Lootah in 1956 and our first joint venture was in
construction,” said S.S. Lootah Holdings Group spokesperson. “From construction, our group branched out to
finance and education and we built the first Islamic bank, Dubai Islamic. Our philosophy has always been to
‘make things better’ by empowering people to excel at everything they do.”
“We see the Delaware Board of Trade as a venue to pursue our philosophy and bring our skills and hard work
to the United States so that S.S. Lootah Holdings is a part of a premiere U.S. alternative trading system that will
build new opportunities for people and business.”
“We are very excited to have S.S. Lootah Holdings Group partner with us,” said DBOT Chairman John F.
Wallace. “With this investment, S.S. Lootah Holdings Group is expressing a vote of confidence in our business
model. Lootah's participation in posting portfolio companies on DBOT ATS is a strong endorsement and a
show of support to a new breed of market center focused on OTC and small cap securities.” DBOT
foresees growth opportunities in its new partnership with S.S. Lootah Holdings Group into regions beyond the
US, the Middle East.
Delaware Board of Trade Holdings Inc.
The Delaware Board of Trade Holdings Inc. operates three companies: (i) DBOT ATS LLC, their SECrecognized
Alternative Trading System; (ii) DBOT Issuer Services LLC focused on setting and maintaining
issuer standards, as well as the provision of issuer services to DBOT designated issuers; and (iii) DBOT
Technology Services LLC focused on the provision of market data and marketplace connectivity.
DBOT ATS LLC (“DBOT”)
DBOT is a fully automated, auto-execution, FINRA Member Broker-Dealer which operates a U.S. Securities
Exchange Commission (SEC) recognized Alternative Trading System (ATS).
S.S. Lootah Group
Established in Dubai in 1956, S.S. Lootah Group is a family-owned diversified business house with ventures
across key industries from Construction, Real Estate, Energy, Food and Hospitality to Financial Services,
Applied Research, ICT, Education and Healthcare among others along with a remarkable portfolio of not-for-profit
educational institutions. From the first contracting company and first medical College in the United Arab
Emirates to the first Islamic bank in the world, the entrepreneurial spirit of S.S. Lootah Group has been the
catalyst that has brought home-grown business and community ventures to the global stage. This extraordinary
portfolio carries the hallmark of the visionary Haj Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Lootah, the founder and Chairman of
S.S. Lootah Group.
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