T2S wave 4: Transfers and relocations of various XC ISINs to U.S. escrow ISINs


On the execution date

23 January 2017

the following XC ISINs will be eliminated from cross-border securities settlement between the U.S.A. and Germany, that is, from the collective safe custody pursuant to Section 5 paragraph 4 of the German Securities Deposit Act (DepotG). The customer holdings will be transferred in the ratio 1:1 into the original U.S. escrow ISINs on this date. The credit notes to the U.S. escrow ISINs are effected with value date of 23 January 2017 to the accounts of foreign settlement of CBF1 in Creation (6-series accounts).


This measure is necessary, because XC ISINs are not TARGET2 Securities (T2S)-compatible and the four cited U.S. ISINs cannot be included in the WSS Securities Service System in the form required for T2S settlement according to information from the German numbering agency (Wertpapier-Mitteilungen).

Therefore, CBF requests that its customers clear all OTC transactions with value date of 23 January 2017 or later in CASCADE and re-instruct them in Creation.

Further information


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.