Clearstream’s business figures for July 2006

(PresseBox) (Frankfurt am Main, ) In July Clearstream processed 1.60 million (July 2005: 1.65 million) international transactions. 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 2.59 million compared to 2.78 million for the same month last year. Of these transactions 65 percent were stock exchange transactions and 35 percent OTC transactions.

The value of assets under custody on behalf of customers rose to € 9.1 trillion, a 8 percent rise from July 2005 (€ 8.4 trillion). Securities held under custody in Clearstream’s international business experienced a rise of
8 percent from € 3.8 trillion to € 4.1 trillion. On the domestic German business, securities held under custody rose by 8 percent from € 4.6 trillion to € 5.0 trillion.

For the Global Securities Financing services monthly average outstandings reached a record high at € 255.3 billion. The combined services, which include tripartite repo, collateral management and securities lending, collectively experienced a rise of 37 percent from the same month last year (July 2005: € 186.6 billion).

Clearstream Banking's investment funds services also reached record with
244,316 transactions processed, over 19 percent more than in July 2005 (205,112).


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