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Another key industry survey rates Clearstream as the best 'ICSD'

(PresseBox) (Frankfurt am Main, ) The annual industry survey conducted by the widely read 'Global Investor' magazine has rated Clearsteam as the best international central securities depository (ICSD). The magazine conducts an annual review of custody and sub-custody providers across Europe and has for the first time included an assessment of ICSDs.

In the survey Clearstream also qualified for a ranking in four European domestic markets. In Germany and Luxembourg, where Clearstream acts as the national CSD, it has been ranked in top position. Importantly, Clearstream has also been ranked second in Austria and first in Belgium where Clearstream enjoys a considerable share of the fixed income sub-custody market.

This new survey confirms the findings of an earlier study undertaken by 'Global Custodian' magazine in late 2004. That survey also rated Clearstream as the best ICSD in the industry. The results showed that Clearstream received higher scores that its main competitor in all nine service categories and Clearstream's overall rating showed a marked increase on previous years.

Jeffrey Tessler, CEO at Clearstream International said, "These two widely-respected surveys are very important to us as they underscore Clearstream's focus on delivering service improvements and product solutions in partnership with our customers."

Survey Scores from Global Investor Magazine Sub-Custody Survey 2005:

# Clearstream:
Unweighted Score: 11.16
Weighted Score: 15.92

# SIS SegaIntersettle
Unweighted Score: 8.91
Weighted Score: 8.91

# Euroclear
Unweighted Score: 7.81
Weighted Score: 8.09

Unweighted and weighted scores are an average of all survey responses, the weighting is applied by the size of the assets of the respondents.

Yolande Theis and Graham Cope will be happy to answer questions from the news desks: phone +352 243 31500