A-Mark Precious Metals to Hold Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 9 a.m. PT in Santa Monica, CA

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRK), a full-service precious metals trading company and an official distributor for all the major sovereign mints, will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time.

The meeting will take place at the Hotel Casa Del Mar located at 1910 Ocean Way in Santa Monica, California. Stockholders of record at the close of business on December 19, 2016, are entitled to attend and vote at the Annual Meeting. A-Mark management will provide an operational update and discuss the company's growth strategy and strategic initiatives for fiscal 2017. The meeting is also being held for the following purposes:

  • to elect eight directors to serve for a term of one year (until the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders) and until their respective successors have been duly elected and qualified;
  • to vote, on an advisory basis, to approve the compensation of named executive officers for fiscal 2016 of A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc.;
  • to vote to ratify the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as the Company's independent registered public accountants for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017; and
  • to transact such other business as may be properly brought before the meeting and any adjournment or postponement thereof.

Stockholders are strongly encouraged to complete, date, sign, and return the proxy materials via mail or follow the instructions for internet voting in the proxy statement.

About A-Mark Precious Metals
A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. is a full-service precious metals trading company and an official distributor for many government mints throughout the world. The company offers gold, silver, platinum and palladium in the form of bars, plates, powder, wafers, grain, ingots and coins. Its Industrial unit services manufacturers and fabricators of products utilizing or incorporating precious metals, while its Coin & Bar unit deals in over 200 coin and bar products in a variety of weights, shapes and sizes for distribution to dealers and other qualified purchasers. The company operates trading centers in Santa Monica, California, and Vienna, Austria, for buying and selling precious metals.

In addition to wholesale and trading activity, A-Mark offers customers a variety of services, including financing, consignment and various customized financial programs. As a U.S. Mint-authorized purchaser of gold, silver and platinum coins, A-Mark purchases bullion products directly from the U.S. Mint for sale to customers. A-Mark also has distributorships with other sovereign mints, including in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Mexico and South Africa. Customers of A Mark include mints, manufacturers and fabricators, refiners, coin and metal dealers, banks and other financial institutions, jewelers, investors and collectors. For more information about A-Mark Precious Metals, visit www.amark.com

Through its subsidiary Collateral Finance Corporation, a licensed California Finance Lender, the company offers loans collateralized by numismatic and semi-numismatic coins and bullion to coin and metal dealers, investors and collectors. Through its Transcontinental Depository Services subsidiary, it offers a variety of managed storage options for precious metals products to financial institutions, dealers, investors and collectors around the world. Through its A-M Global Logistics subsidiary, the company provides its customers an array of complementary services, including storage, shipping, handling, receiving, processing, and inventorying of precious metals and custom coins on a secure basis.

A-Mark recently acquired a majority stake in a joint venture, AM&ST Associates, LLC (AM&ST), which concurrently acquired the entire minting business from Indiana-based SilverTowne Mint, a leading producer of fabricated silver bullion and specialty products. SilverTowne Mint continues to hold a non-majority stake in the joint venture. A-Mark has entered into an exclusive distributorship agreement with AM&ST and intends to leverage AM&ST’s fabrication capabilities and extensive coin die portfolio to expand its custom coin programs, as well as introduce new custom products for individual customers. For more information about SilverTowne Mint, please visit www.silvertownemint.com.

Company Contact:
Thor Gjerdrum, President
A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc.

Investor Relations Contact:
Matt Glover or Najim Mostamand
Liolios Group, Inc.

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