MOSCOW - National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia's only settlement depository servicing the full range of debt and equity securities of Russian issuers, announces that from 28 March, 2011, seven companies will no longer be listed among issuers whose securities are administered within the NSD-DCC Bridge, the link facilitating transfers between Russia's MICEX and RTS stock exchanges. These companies include OJSC «VolgaTelecom», OJSC «Far East TelecOnl», OJSC N. W. Telecom, JSC CenterTelecom, «UTK» PJSC, OJSC Sibirtelecom and O.J.S.C. «Uralsvyazinform».
The exclusion of these organizations from the list is connected with the forthcoming reorganization of OJSC «Rostelecom» and its merger with these companies.
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,