MOSCOW – "The National Depository Center" (Closed Joint Stock Company) (NDC), Russia's only settlement depository servicing the full range of debt and equity securities of Russian issuers, announces that its annual report has won the third prize in “Best Information Disclosure for Clients” nomination of a RTS Stock Exchange’s Annual Reports Award.
A method of annual reports’ evaluation in this nomination included provision of general information about the company (history of its formation, stages of development, general information about the company’s operations), about its operating results for the reporting year (basic events, financial results, achievements), provision of information about the company’s management, its range of services (description of the services and tariffs), competition analysis, client base, partners, development strategy and risk management.
Annual reports of 125 companies including domestic ones from seven Russia's Federal Districts and few Kazakh and Ukrainian enterprises were nominated for the Award. The companies represented different industries including oil and gas sector, energy, metallurgical, telecommunications and banking industries.
The award ceremony has been held in Moscow on 20 November.
"The National Depository Center" (Closed Joint Stock Company) is the largest settlement depository in Russia, servicing the full range of debt and equity securities of Russian issuers. NDC provides storage of global certificates and depository accounting for 99% of corporate bond issues, sub-federal and municipal bond issues. It services 100% of transactions conducted in the federal bond and the Bank of Russia bond markets, more than 99% of transactions conducted in the corporate and regional bond markets, and more than 99% of stock exchange transactions with equities and OTC trades. The international rating agency Thomas Murray has assigned NDC an ÀÀ- rating as a central depository. NDC is Russia's national numbering agency, and the substituting numbering agency for the CIS, authorized to assign the international ISIN and CFI codes.
Among NDC’s shareholders are MICEX (50,1727% of shares), Bank of Russia (42,2997% of shares) as well as GPB (OJSC) (Gazprombank), Evrofinance Mosnarbank, ROSBANK (OJSC JSCB), JSC VTB Bank, Bank of Moscow, JSC Rossiyskiy Kredit Bank, Vnesheconombank, ING Bank (Eurasia) ZAO, JP Morgan Bank International LLC, ZAO UniCredit Bank, Deutsche Bank, and Sberbank. NDC has stakes in Depository Clearing Company CJSC (37.29%) and in Settlement Depository Company CJSC (28.54%).
For further information about NDC: www.ndc.ru, or NDC Public Affairs Division: +7 495 232 0910, firstname.lastname@example.org