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A-Mark Precious Metals Joins the Fortune 500

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRK), a full-service precious metals trading company, has joined the Fortune 500, ranking number 444 in Fortune Magazine's list of America's largest companies.

"Joining the Fortune 500 represents another important milestone for A-Mark as a public company," noted A-Mark CEO, Greg Roberts. "As the only company in the Fortune 500 that focuses entirely on precious metals trading and ancillary services, it also highlights A-Mark as a leader in the industry."

This year's Fortune 500 marks the 61st running of the list. In total, the Fortune 500 companies account for $12.5 trillion in revenues, $945 billion in profits, $17 trillion in market value and employ 26.8 million people worldwide.

More information about the Fortune 500 list and listing methodology is available here.

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 more than 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.

CONTACT: Company Contact: Thor Gjerdrum, EVP & COO A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (310) 587-1414 thor@amark.com Investor Relations Contact: Matt Glover or Michael Koehler Liolios Group, Inc. (949) 574-3860 AMRK@liolios.comSource:A-Mark Precious Metals