NDC Confirmed as Russia’s Leading Depository

13 November 2009
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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, announces that Russia's Top 30 Depositories Ranking for 1H 2009 has confirmed NDC’s position as the leading Russian depository on basis of all equity securities among Russia's settlement depositories.

NDC's share in aggregate value of securities on deposit among Russian settlement depositories as of 30 June, 2009, where market value is calculated using the formula developed by Russia's Federal Financial Markets Service (FFMS), reached 74% (RUB4.28 trillion). NDC is also a leader of the ranking with regard to its market share based on the market value of joint stock company shares on deposit for 1H 2009 which amounted to 43% (RUB1.12 trillion).

About Russia's Top 30 Depositories Ranking

Russia's Top 30 Depositories Ranking (http://www.safedepo.ru/top30_2009_1p.php) is issued by the Infrastructure Institute Foundation. It is prepared on the basis of data provided by the Professional Association of Registrars, Transfer Agents and Depositories (PARTAD) for 1H 2009. This is a list of Russia's biggest depositories including settlement, custodial and specialized depositories ranked on the basis of market value of securities on deposit as of 30 June, 2009. The method of calculation of market value has been developed by Russia's Federal Financial Markets Service (FFMS) providing for all securities (shares, bonds and units of unit investment trusts) to be assessed on basis of their market value.

About NDC

"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, JP Morgan Bank International LLC, ZAO UniCredit Bank, Deutsche Bank, 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,
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