NSD and Yakutsk Stock Center Begin Trial Use of EDI

01 March 2011
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MOSCOW - National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia's only settlement depository servicing the full range of debt and equity securities of Russian issuers, and Yakutsk Stock Center Republican Specialized Registrar OJSC (YSC), have begun the trial use of an electronic data interchange (EDI) system in their information interactions.

This experimental mode envisages cooperation between NSD as a nominal shareholder and YSC, involving both electronic and paper-based forms, whenever YSC creates records of its operations and submits its accounts data to NSD. Cooperation between the participants is powered by the workplace software SED NSD (Luch).

An information cooperation contract was signed by NSD and YSC on January 20, 2011. The parties plan to switch to paperless interaction after the trial period.

About NSD

National Settlement Depository (NSD) is the largest settlement depository in Russia, a part of the MICEX Group, 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.

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,

About YSC

Yakutsk Stock Center Republican Specialized Registrar OJSC (YSC) is the only professional participant of Yakutia's securities market specialized in maintenance and storage of inscribed stock owners' registers. The company was founded in October 1993; in 1996 it was registered by Russia's Federal Commission for the Securities Market as one of Russia's first registrars (new license #10-000-1-00309 issued by Russia’s Federal Financial Markets Service for an unlimited term in March 2004).

YSC is headquartered in Yakutsk and has branches in Buryatiya, Khakassia, Mirny.

The company provides services to over 200 issuers located in Yakutia, Buryatiya, Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk and Arkhangelsk regions.

For further information about YSC: www.yfc.ru

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