Clearstream shows good growth levels in April 2006

Clearstream registered strong growth in April for all of its main business areas breaking new records in Global Securities Financing Services.
(PresseBox) (Frankfurt am Main, ) In April the number of monthly international transactions processed rose 25 percent to 2.01 million (April 2005: 1.61 million). Of these transactions, 70 percent were Over the Counter (OTC) transactions and 30 percent were registered as stock exchange transactions. Domestic settlement transactions in Germany increased 11 percent reaching 3.01 million compared to 2.70 million for the same period last year. Of these transaction 69 percent were stock exchange transactions and 31 percent OTC transactions.

The value of assets under custody on behalf of customers rose to € 9.1 trillion, a 16 percent rise from April 2005 (€ 7.9 trillion). Securities held under custody in Clearstream’s international business experienced a rise of 16 percent from € 3.5 trillion to € 4.1 trillion. On the domestic German business, securities held under custody rose by 16 percent from €
4.4 trillion to € 5.1 trillion.

For the Global Securities Financing services monthly average outstandings reached a new record high at € 240.7 billion. The combined services, which include tripartite repo, collateral management and securities lending, collectively experienced a rise of 36 percent from the same month last year (April 2005: € 177.2 billion).

Clearstream Banking's investment funds services also reached record with 278,170 transactions processed, almost 63 percent more than in April 2005 (170,746).

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