Clearstream experienced further growth in October 2007

9 November 2007

Clearstream processed 2.71million international transactions in October 2007, a 30 percent rise over October 2006 (2.09 million). Of these transactions, 79 percent were Over the Counter (OTC) transactions and 21 percent were registered as stock exchange transactions. Domestic settlement transactions in Germany stood at 4.12 million compared to 2.99 million for the same month last year (a rise of 38 percent). Of these transactions 64 percent were stock exchange transactions and 36 percent OTC transactions.

The value of assets under custody on behalf of customers rose to €10.8 trillion, a 13 percent rise from October 2006 (€9.5 trillion). Securities held under custody in Clearstream’s international business experienced a rise of 13 percent from €4.3 trillion to € 4.9 trillion. On the domestic German business, securities held under custody rose by 13 percent from €5.2 trillion to €5.9 trillion.

For the Global Securities Financing services monthly average outstandings reached € 346.75 billion. The combined services, which includes triparty repo, securities lending and collateral management, collectively experienced a strong rise of over 21 percent from the same month last year (October 2006: €285.76 billion).

The Investment Funds services processed 419,935 transactions in October, almost 45 percent more than a year ago (October 2006: 290,489).

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