MOSCOW – "The National Depository Center" (Closed Joint Stock Company) (NDC), Russia's only settlement depository servicing the full range of debt and equity securities of Russian issuers, reports that on 10 February, 2010 it has concluded an agreement with STATUS Registratorskoye Obschestvo CJSC for maintenance of a register of the owners of NDC's registered securities. The signing of the agreement has been made in accordance with the decision of NDC's Board of Directors of 9 September, 2009.
The companies have signed protocols of transfer and acceptance of information and documents related to register maintenance system.
It is worth reminding that in accordance with Russia's Federal Financial Markets Service's Order #10-312/pz-i dated 4 February, 2010, NDC's common registered non-documentary share issue has been resumed. The share issue and the issue's placement report have been registered on 4 February, 2010 under 1-01-80122-N state registration number.
A list of NDC shareholders is available at http://www.ndc.ru/en/about/members/
"The National Depository Center" (Closed Joint Stock Company) is the largest settlement depository in Russia, servicing the full range of debt and equity securities of Russian issuers. NDC provides storage of global certificates and depository accounting for 99% of corporate bond issues, sub-federal and municipal bond issues. It services 100% of transactions conducted in the federal bond and the Bank of Russia bond markets, more than 99% of transactions conducted in the corporate and regional bond markets, and more than 99% of stock exchange transactions with equities and OTC trades. The international rating agency Thomas Murray has assigned NDC an АА- rating as a central depository. NDC is Russia's national numbering agency, and the substituting numbering agency for the CIS, authorized to assign the international ISIN and CFI codes.
Among NDC’s shareholders are MICEX (50,1727% of shares), Bank of Russia (42,2997% of shares) as well as GPB (OJSC) (Gazprombank), Evrofinance Mosnarbank, “ROSBANK” (OJSC JSCB), JSC VTB Bank, Bank of Moscow, JSC «ROSSIYSKIY KREDIT BANK», Vnesheconombank, “ING BANK (EURASIA) ZAO”, CB “J.P. Morgan Bank International” (LLC), ZAO UniCredit Bank, Deutsche Bank Ltd, and Sberbank. NDC has stakes in Depository Clearing Company CJSC (37.29%) and in Settlement Depository Company CJSC (28.54%).
For further information about NDC: www.ndc.ru, or NDC Public Affairs Division: +7 495 232 0910,