I am pleased to announce that today Shutterstock will officially list on the New York Stock Exchange as a publicly traded company, under the ticker symbol SSTK. This milestone marks the first time in more than two years that a New York City-based technology company has completed an initial public offering (or IPO).
The road to our IPO has been an exciting journey, one that began almost exactly nine years ago, with 30,000 of my own photographs. Today, Shutterstock showcases more than 20 million high-quality images and video clips from over 35,000 talented artists. We have built a thriving, diverse, global creative marketplace that spans more than 150 countries, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this monumental occasion in the heart of the city in which we were founded.
Shutterstock will be participating in various listing activities at the New York Stock Exchange over the coming days, and we intend to share highlights from the events on our blog, Facebook and Twitter. We would love to be able to answer questions you may have or comment on topics related to our IPO, however we remain in what is called a “quiet period.” During this time, SEC rules prohibit us from discussing or releasing any information outside of our public filing. We appreciate your understanding that we will not be able to respond to related questions posted in the forums or elsewhere.
A link to our official press release can be found below. Thank you for being a member of the Shutterstock community.
Jon Oringer Founder & CEO