MOSCOW – National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia's only settlement depository servicing the full range of debt and equity securities of Russian issuers, reports that on 18 November it accepted for servicing Belarusian government bonds (non-convertible interest bearing documentary bearer bonds issued by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, ISIN RU000A0JR2Z2). The placement of the first bond issue is to take place in MICEX Stock Exchange CJSC on 25 November. The sum of the placement is to amount to RUB7 billion.
National Settlement Depository (NSD) is the largest settlement depository in Russia, servicing on-exchange and OTC transactions with all types of debt and equity securities of Russian issuers and providing settlement services to participants in financial markets of the Russian Federation.
NSD 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 securities of foreign issuers.
In accordance with agreements concluded between NSD and the Bank of Russia, NSD acts as a settlement center for the organized securities market.
The international rating agency Thomas Murray has assigned NSD an AA- rating as a central depository. NSD is Russia's national numbering agency and the substitute numbering agency for the CIS, authorized to assign the international ISIN and CFI codes.
For further information about NSD: www.nsd.ru , or NSD Public Affairs Division: +7 495 232 0910,