Physical deposits and withdrawals of legacy bonds of the Republic of Argentina

17.12.2013

Clearstream Banking1 hereby informs customers that, effective

immediately

for physical deposits regarding the issues listed below, it should be noted that the securities in question have to be accompanied by a current certification of presentation bearing a legally binding signature of the corresponding responsible paying agent in accordance with Section 801 of the German Civil Code (BGB) or by a certification from CBF referring to the overall and original certification of presentation from the principal paying agent. Otherwise a credit into Collective Safe Custody (CSC) by Clearstream Banking can no longer be issued in future and consequently the instruction will be returned to the sender.

With regard to the deposit of physical securities, we refer to our announcements on the corresponding requirements and general conditions to be fulfilled:

  • D074 from 22 December 2006
  • D011 from 9 March 2007
  • D071 from 21 November 2007
  • D081 from 8 December 2008
  • D09077 from 10 December 2009
  • D10052 from 23 December 2010
  • D11062 from 21 December 2011
  • D12071 from 7 December 2012

whereby for the deposit, the following deadlines apply for timely presentation:

  • For all certified claims that were due in 2002 there must be proof that documents a presentation and request for payment prior to 1 January 2007.
  • For all certified claims that were due in 2003 there must be proof that documents a presentation and request for payment prior to 1 January 2008.
  • For all certified claims that were due in 2004 there must be proof that documents a presentation and request for payment prior to 1 January 2009.
  • For all certified claims that were due in 2005 there must be proof that documents a presentation and request for payment prior to 1 January 2010.
  • For all certified claims that were due in 2006 there must be proof that documents a presentation and request for payment prior to 1 January 2011.
  • For all certified claims that were due in 2007 there must be proof that documents a presentation and request for payment prior to 1 January 2012.
  • For all certified claims that were due in 2008 there must be proof that documents a presentation and request for payment prior to 1 January 2013.
  • For all certified claims that were due in 2009 there must be proof that documents a presentation and request for payment prior to 1 January 2014.

The stated deadlines apply if alternative evidence is offered through proof of the timely submission of a claim.

Note: Clearstream Banking draws your attention to the fact that we might under certain circumstances request that additional proof be furnished where securities are delivered subsequently. We therefore reserve the right to reject individual deposits if this serves to maintain the integrity of the relevant collective holdings, or if it considers it necessary for organizational reasons.

Affected securities

DE000130020010,50%Republic of Argentina DM bond 95/02
DE000130860910,25%Republic of Argentina DM bond 96/03
DE000131950711,25%Republic of Argentina DM bond 96/06
DE000132501711,75%Republic of Argentina DM bond 96/11
DE00013409099,00%Republic of Argentina DM bond 96/03
DE000134091712,00%Republic of Argentina DM bond 96/16
DE000134810011,75%Republic of Argentina DM bond 96/26
DE00013547518,50%Republic of Argentina DM bond 96/05
DE00019043087,00%Republic of Argentina DM bond 97/04
DE00019746088,00%Republic of Argentina DM bond 98/08
DE00024832039,00%Republic of Argentina DM bond 98/10
DE00029238518,00%Republic of Argentina DM bond 99/08
DE00029669008,00%Republic of Argentina DM bond 99/08
DE00030898508,50%Republic of Argentina DM bond 99/04

Further information

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1. This Announcement is published by Clearstream Banking AG (CBF), registered office at Mergenthalerallee 61, 65760 Eschborn, Germany, registered with the Commercial Register of the District Court in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, under number HRB 7500.