NSD Ranked Among Top 10 Efficient Corporate Philanthropists in Financial Sector

22 November 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, has been named one of ten most efficient corporate philanthropists among Russian financial companies. The ranking is based on the fourth annual survey "Corporate Leaders in Philanthropy" conducted by Vedomosti, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Donors Forum not-for-profit partnership of grant-making organizations.

The annual all-Russian project "Corporate Leaders in Philanthropy" is designed to identify best practices in the creation and implementation of corporate charitable programs and to promote them within the business community. The project includes the ranking of the companies applying best practices in corporate charity development and management and an award for Russian leaders in corporate philanthropy with a number of nominations.

Both major companies of Russian business and Russian branches of international companies took part in the survey.

The award ceremony was held in Moscow on 18 November.

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: http://www.nsd.ru/, or NSD Public Affairs Division: +7 495 232 0910,

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