Clearstream’s business figures for August 2006

(PresseBox) (Frankfurt, ) In August Clearstream processed 1.69 million (August 2005: 1.66 million) international transactions. Of these transactions, 80 percent were Over the Counter (OTC) transactions and 20 percent were registered as stock exchange transactions. Domestic settlement transactions in Germany stood at 2.87 million compared to 2.92 million for the same month last year. Of these transactions 67 percent were stock exchange transactions and 33 percent OTC transactions.

The value of assets under custody on behalf of customers rose to € 9.2 trillion, a 9 percent rise from August 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 10 percent from €
4.6 trillion to € 5.1 trillion.

For the Global Securities Financing services monthly average outstandings reached a record high at € 264.4 billion. The combined services, which include tripartite repo, collateral management and securities lending, collectively experienced a rise of 31 percent from the same month last year (August 2005: € 201.6 billion).

Clearstream Banking's investment funds services processed 250,798 transactions, 12 percent more than in August 2005 (222,243).


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