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Nov 20, 2012 • Press Releases

DTCC and STA Agree on Protocol for Presentment of Physical Securities

DTCC and STA Agree on Protocol for Presentment of Physical Securities

New York, NY, November 20, 2012 –The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) today announced that is has come to an agreement with representatives of the Securities Transfer Association (STA) on the protocol for the presentment of evidence of ownership in lieu of physical certificates which are currently inaccessible in DTCC’s 55 Water Street offices. The agreement balances the needs of the transfer agents and issuers, while facilitating DTCC’s ability to efficiently continue physical processing on behalf of the industry while its vault inventory is inaccessible.


About DTCC

Through multiple operating facilities and data centers around the world, DTCC and its subsidiary companies automate, centralize, and standardize the processing of financial transactions for thousands of institutions worldwide. With 40 years of experience, DTCC is the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, simplifying the complexities of clearance, settlement, asset servicing, global data management and information services for equities, corporate and municipal bonds, government and mortgage-backed securities, derivatives, money market instruments, syndicated loans, mutual funds, alternative investment products, and insurance transactions. In 2011, DTCC’s subsidiaries processed securities transactions valued at approximately US$1.7 quadrillion. Its depository provides custody and asset servicing for securities issues from 122 countries and territories valued at US$39.5 trillion. DTCC’s global OTC derivatives trade repositories record more than US$500 trillion in gross notional value of transactions made worldwide across multiple asset classes.

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