"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 Eddie Astanin, Director General, NDC, has been elected to the Council of the National Securities Market Association (self-regulatory non-commercial organization) (NSMA) at the Association’s general meeting held 19 May, 2010.
More information about the event is available at NSMA'a web site.
Eddie Astanin graduated from the Mozhaiskiy Military Engineering University (St. Petersburg) with diploma of honors and from the Finance Academy with diploma of honors. Mr. Astanin is a Ph.D. in Technical Sciences.
Member of Board of Directors of Settlement Depository Company CJSC. Member of Board of Directors of Depository Clearing Company CJSC.
Mr. Astanin was appointed NDC Director General and Chairman of NDC Directorship on 28 November, 2009. He joined NDC in 2004 as Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer. From 1994 till 2004 he held different positions at MICEX, came his career way from the Head of Operating Department to the Director of Government Securities and Money Market Division.
"The National Depository Center" (Closed Joint Stock Company) is the largest settlement depository in Russia, servicing on-exchange and OTC transactions with all types 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, the majority of transactions with equities and also services UIT units and Eurobonds. 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 substitute 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,