MOSCOW - National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia's only settlement depository servicing the full range of debt and equity securities of Russian issuers, announces that its annual report has won the first prize for “Best Design, Idea and Printing of Annual Report” and Diploma for “Best Information Disclosure for Clients” in the 13th Federal Annual Reports and Corporate Web Sites Award. The Award is organized by Securities Market (“Rynok Tsennykh Bumag”) magazine jointly with CJSC «MICEX Stock Exchange».
The Federal Annual Reports and Corporate Web Sites Award is intended to help increase information transparency, improve corporate governance practices and raise the investment attractiveness of issuers. In total, over 90 organizations representing various industries such as oil and gas sector, energy power industry, metallurgy, telecommunications, banking sector, took part in the Award this year.
The awards ceremony was held in Moscow on 17 November as a part of the program of the 7th Federal Investment Forum.
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,