MOSCOW - National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia's only settlement depository servicing the full range of debt and equity securities of Russian issuers, reports that it launched the Depository Information Service Center (DISC NSD) today. The new version of the system is available at the company's web site (www.nsd.ru). In comparison with the earlier beta-version it includes expanded functional features such as new section "Calendars" reflecting a corporate actions calendar and a calendar of events to be carried out by the issuers. In the course of the system's fine tuning NSD took the users' suggestions to include detailed description of the corporate actions into consideration.
DISK NSD was developed to provide information about securities serviced by NSD, issuers, registrars and authorized depositories. The system's data are represented by interrelated modules and units: Securities, Organizations, and Calendars.
The next stage of the system development is to include:
- placement of information messages linked to financial instruments, issuers, corporate actions, other documents;
- placement of scanned versions of issue documents linked to financial instruments, documents related to corporate actions including shareholders meetings;
- placement of users' personal accounts.
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,