NDC becomes the winner of “Infrastructural Institute of the Year – 2007” in the category “For the development of EDI” and “For Service Quality”

19 May 2008
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On May 15th, 2008, in Great Novgorod a solemn rewards ceremony for winners and nominees of the competition for professional skills “Infrastructural Institute of the Year – 2007” was held within the 6th annual professional conference “Infrastructure of the Securities Market”, conducted by PARTAD together with the magazine “Securities market”. 

The National Depository Center (NDC) is recognized as the winner of the competition in the category “For the development of EDI”. NDC is also awarded with honor diplomas in the category of “Infrastructural Institute of the Year”, “For Service Quality” and “For Transparency”. The special prize in the category “For Management of Risks” was given to NDC by the insurer of the competition IJSC “Ingosstrakh”.

NDC’s high standards in the area of risk management have been confirmed by results of the independent operational audit conducted by Deloitte & Touche CIS CJSC. Based on the results, Thomas Murray, an international rating agency, has affirmed in 2007 NDC’s rating at A+, which corresponds with low risk.    

The category “For the Development of EDI” marks depositories and registrars which have reached the greatest progress in the area of development and the introduction of technology in electronic data interchange.

NDC is the leading depository in the organization of electronic data interchange among depositories, registrars, and other participants of the stock market. At present, the share of operations conducted via EDI increased to 85% of all operations conducted with securities at NDC’s nominee holder accounts in registers.

NDC interacts with 11 registrars applying EDI system: Registrar NIKoil OJSC, JSC “IRCOL”, CJSC “THE NATIONAL REGISTRY COMPANY”, Central Moscow Depository OJSC, CJCS Registrar Society STATUS, CJSC Reyestr A-Plus, Central United Registrar CJSC, Surgutinvestneft CJSC, St. Petersburg Central Registration Company CJSC, Reyestr OJSC, Open Registration Company OJSC. With Open Registration Company OJSC and Reyestr OJSC, NDC implements the trial use of EDI system.

About NDC:

Not-for-Profit Partnership “The National Depository Center” is the largest settlement depository in Russia, servicing the full range of equity securities of Russian issuers. It services 100% of transactions conducted in the federal bond and the Bank of Russia bond markets, more than 95% of transactions conducted in the corporate and regional bond markets, and stock exchange share transactions. NDC provides storage of global certificates and depository accounting for 99% of corporate bond issues and 95% of sub-federal and municipal bond issues. The international rating agency Thomas Murray has assigned NDC an A+ rating as a central depository. For 1Q 2008 the value of assets in storage was more than RUR4.2 trillion. NDC is the largest paying agent on behalf of corporate bond issuers. It is Russia's national numbering agency, the substituting numbering agency for the CIS, authorized to assign the international ISIN and CFI codes. It is also a member of the international accounting infrastructure, providing settlements on the global financial markets using direct accounts at Clearstream Banking S.A. and Euroclear Bank. It also holds accounts at the Central Depository of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the NDC of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Among NDC’s founders are MICEX and Bank of Russia (the founders’ shares in the property of NDC are 46.7% and 39.3% respectively, and in the votes 50.2% and 42.3% respectively). Members include GPB OJSC (Gazprombank), Evrofinans Mosnarbank, Rosbank, VTB Bank (Vneshtorgbank), Bank of Moscow, Rossiysky Credit Bank, Vneshekonombank, ING Bank Eurasia, JP Morgan Bank International LLC, UniCredit, Deutsche Bank, and Sberbank. The Partnership also has a stake in Depository Clearing Company CJSC (36.96%) and in Settlement Depository Company CJSC (28.54%).

For further information about NDC: www.ndc.ru, or NDC Public Affaires Department: +7 495 232 0910, .

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