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Clearstream shows good growth levels in June 2005

(PresseBox) (Frankfurt am Main, ) Clearstream's core business areas saw further growth during June with the number of international transactions processed by Clearstream rising to 1.75 million for the month representing a rise of 39.1 percent compared to the same month last year (June 2004: 1.26 million). Of these transactions, 14 percent are registered as stock exchange transactions, 86 percent are Over the Counter (OTC) transactions. For domestic settlement transactions in Germany, the figure stood at 2.75 million in June 2005 representing an increase of 20.9 percent on the same period last year (June 2004: 2.28 million). The ratio for domestic settlement transactions was 65 percent stock exchange transactions to 35 percent OTC transactions. The total number of settlement transactions in the first half of 2005 was marginally below 2004 levels (- 2.7 percent).

Additionally, the value of assets held in custody on behalf of customers rose to EUR 8.3 trillion, a rise of 7.5 percent from the end of the same month last year (June 2004 EUR 7.7 trillion).

Clearstream continues to experience strong growth within the strategically important Global Securities Financing services business with monthly average outstandings reaching EUR 184.7 billion. The combined services include tripartite repo, securities lending and collateral management and collectively experienced a rise of over 34 percent from the same month last year (June 2004: EUR 137.6 billion).

Clearstream with its investment funds service Vestima+ , witnessed in June the highest number of investment funds related instructions ever processed reaching 195,261, a rise of 61.5 percent from the same month last year (June 2004: 120,068).