Japan: JGBs - Improved settlement deadlines

20.01.2016

Further to our Announcement A15190, dated 6 October 2015, Clearstream Banking1 advises customers that, effective

15 February 2016

settlement deadlines for free of payment instructions will be further improved for Japanese Government Bonds (JGBs).

Impact on customers

Clearstream Banking’s improved deadline for free of payment instructions will be as follows:

Central European Time (CET)

Instruction

Current deadline

New deadline from 15 February 2016

Receipt and delivery free of payment

09:15

10:50

Japan Standard Time (JST)

Instruction

Current deadline

New deadline from 15 February 2016

Receipt and delivery free of payment

17:15

18:50

There will be no change to current deadlines for against payment transactions.

Further information

The instruction specifications and related documentation will be updated accordingly in the Creation Link Guide - Japan - Debt securities.

For further information, customers may contact Clearstream Banking Client Services or their Relationship Officer.

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1. Clearstream Banking refers collectively to Clearstream Banking AG, registered office at 61, Mergenthalerallee, 65760 Eschborn, Germany and registered in Register B of the Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main, Germany under number HRB 7500, and Clearstream Banking S.A., registered office at 42, avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg, and registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register under number B-9248.