Rulebooks: Contents

Rulebooks
Mainboard Rules
Catalist Rules
SGX-ST Rules
CDP Clearing Rules
DVP Rules
Rule 1 — Application and Definitions
Rule 2 — Applications for Participation and Participation Criteria
Rule 3 — Legal Relationships and Legal Effect of DVP Instructions
Rule 4 — Legal Relationships Between Depository Agent and Principal
Rule 5 — Time-Table for Sending of Instructions and Payment
Rule 6 — Cancellation of Instructions
Rule 7 — Money Settlement
Rule 8 — The Settlement Bank
Rule 9 — Termination of Principal and Its DA
Rule 10 — The Clearing Bank
Rule 11 — Termination of the Settlement Bank
Rule 12 — Securities Settlement
Rule 13 — Block Trades
Rule 14 — DVP Rules
Rule 15 — Fees and Interest
Rule 16 — Books and Records of the DA
Rule 17 — Statements and Reports
Rule 18 — Suspension of DVP Settlement
Rule 19 — Liabilities of CDP
Rule 20 — Disclosure
Rule 21 — Notices
Rule 22 — Communications in DVP Settlement
Rule 23 — General
Annexes
DVP Procedures Handbook
CDP Depository Rules
Futures Trading Rules
SGX-DC Clearing Rules
SIAC DT Arbitration Rules
SIAC DC Arbitration Rules
Rule Amendments

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  • DVP Rules

    • Rule 1 — Application and Definitions

      • 1. Definitions

        • 1.1

          In these DVP Rules, unless there is something in the subject or context inconsistent therewith:—

          A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

          Term Meaning
          A
          "Act" means the Companies Act, Cap. 50 and any amendment, modification and re-enactment thereof;
          "adjustment of daily balances" means the process in CDP Systems whereby the total net debit or net credit balance are automatically adjusted for settlement of matched and validated transactions;
          "advance affirmation" [Rule has been deleted.]
          "affirmed transactions" [Rule has been deleted.]
          "Authorised Signatory" means a person authorised by the Participant for the purposes of Rule 21.3.1;
          B
          "Bank" means a Bank within the definition of Section 2 of the Banking Act, Cap 19 and any amendment, modification and re-enactment thereof;
          "Block Trade" has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 13.2.1;
          "Block Trade Value" has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 13.3.1;
          "buying Principal" [Rule has been deleted.]
          C
          "CDP" means The Central Depository (Pte) Limited;
          "CDP Systems" means the systems operated and maintained by or on behalf of CDP for the purpose of, inter alia, earmarking securities, Net Debit Cap adjustment and settlement of securities;
          "Circular" means a binding notice issued by CDP regarding regulatory and non-regulatory matters pertaining to Participants.
          "Clearing Account" [Rule has been deleted.]
          "Clearing Bank" means a bank appointed by CDP to:
          (a) guarantee the payment of and indemnify CDP against the non-payment of the Net-Net Debit Balance of a Settlement Bank on any Settlement Day in accordance with these DVP Rules; and
          (b) function as the paying and collecting agent for a Principal pursuant to Rule 11.7.2,
          and includes any substitute or additional banks appointed by CDP from time to time;
          "Clearing Bank Deed" means the Clearing Bank Deed of Guarantee and Indemnity entered into between CDP and the Clearing Bank pursuant to which the Clearing Bank undertakes, inter alia, to guarantee the payment of and indemnify CDP against the non-payment of the Net-Net Debit Balances of the Settlement Banks who have a Net-Net Debit Balance on any Settlement Day and to pay the Net-Net Credit Balances to the Settlement Banks who have a Net-Net Credit Balance on any Settlement Day and any amendment or supplement to the same entered into from time to time;
          "Clearing Member" means a Clearing Member of CDP as defined in the CDP Clearing Rules;
          "Common Banking Day" in relation to settlement in a foreign currency means a day on which CDP is open for business and both the central bank in Singapore and the central bank for that foreign currency are open for settlement.
          "Cut-off Time for DVP Validation" shall be the time as specified in the Timetable or as otherwise prescribed by CDP;
          D
          "day" means calendar day;
          "defaulting Principal" has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 8.7.2;
          "defaulting SB" has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 11.2.1;
          "Default Notice" has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 8.7.1;
          "delivery instruction" means an instruction to deliver securities from the Designated Securities Account via DVP settlement;
          "delivering Principal" means a Principal who has submitted a delivery instruction;
          "Depository Agent" or "DA" has the meaning ascribed to it in the Act;
          "DA Termination Notice" has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 4.5.1;
          "Designated Securities Account" has the meaning ascribed to it Rule 3.2.5. For the avoidance of doubt, the term "Designated Securities Account" shall include a sub-account maintained with a DA;
          "Directives" means binding notices directing Participants to take corrective or other actions in light of investor protection concerns;
          "due date" [Rule has been deleted.]
          "DVP-FB" [Rule has been deleted.]
          "DVP instruction" means an instruction submitted by a Clearing Member, a receiving Principal or a delivering Principal for DVP Settlement and shall include a DVPT Instruction and FDVP Instruction;
          "DVP Payment Cut-off Time" [Rule has been deleted.]
          "DVP Procedures Handbook" means the handbook issued by CDP prescribing the operational procedures for DVP Settlement (as the same may be varied, amended or supplemented from time to time);
          "DVP Rules" means the rules as set out herein (as the same may be varied, amended or supplemented from time to time), and includes the DVP Procedures Handbook;
          "DVP Settlement" means the system and process of settlement of transactions whereby CDP ensures that payment is made against the transfer of securities, details of which are given in the DVP Procedures Handbook;
          "DVP transaction" means a DVPT transaction and/or a FDVP transaction;
          "DVP Validation" means the process in CDP Systems of validating matched DVP instructions, comprising the adjustment of daily balances and where applicable, earmarking of securities;
          "DVPT instruction" means an instruction submitted by a Clearing Member, a receiving Principal or a delivering Principal to settle trades executed on SGX-ST via DVP Settlement and such instruction shall correspond to the actual trade executed by the Trading Member on SGX-ST for the same or lesser quantity of securities;
          "DVPT transaction" means a trade executed on SGX-ST that is to be settled via DVP Settlement and for which DVPT instructions have been submitted, matched and validated;
          E
          "Eligible Person" means a person who is eligible to apply for admission as Principal as enumerated in Rule 2.2.1;
          F
          "FDVP instruction" means an instruction submitted by a receiving Principal or delivering Principal for the transfer of securities between sub-accounts via DVP Settlement;
          "FDVP transaction" means the transfer of securities between sub-accounts that is to be settled via DVP Settlement and for which FDVP instructions have been submitted, matched and validated;
          "foreign broker sub account" [Rule has been deleted.]
          G
          "Guaranteed Value" has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 8.6.3;
          I
          "IDAS" [Rule has been deleted.]
          "Interbroker Settlement System" means the clearing and settlement system maintained by CDP for the clearance and settlement of Clearing Members' money obligations in respect of transactions effected on the SGX-ST;
          L
          "Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity" means the letter of guarantee and Indemnity issued in favour of CDP from the Settlement Bank in the form as set out in Annex A of these DVP Rules or from the Clearing Bank in the form as set out in Annex B of these DVP Rules;
          M
          "matched" or "matching" means the process in PSMS where an instruction submitted by a Clearing Member or Principal is paired with the corresponding instruction of a Clearing Member or Principal which is acting for or is the counterparty;
          "matched and validated in advance" or "matching and validating in advance" on any Settlement Day means (a) matching of corresponding instructions; and (b) adjusting the Principal's daily balances for a transaction that is not yet due for DVP Settlement on that Settlement Day; and (c) where applicable, earmarking the corresponding securities;
          "matched and validated transaction" on any Settlement Day means a transaction where (a) the corresponding instructions have been matched; and (b) the Principal's daily balances have been adjusted for DVP Settlement on that Settlement Day, and (c) where applicable, the corresponding number of securities have been earmarked;
          "Member Company" [Rule has been deleted.]
          N
          "Net Credit Balance" has the meaning ascribed to it in Rules 3.3.1 and 7.2.3;
          "Net Debit Balance" has the meaning ascribed to it in Rules 3.3.1 and 7.2.3;
          "Net-Net Credit Balance" has the meaning ascribed to it in Rules 8.2.1 and 8.3.3;
          "Net-Net Debit Balance" has the meaning ascribed to it in Rules 8.2.1 and 8.3.3;
          P
          "Participant" means the persons referred to in Rule 2.1.1;
          "Practice Note" means non-binding guidelines that seek to explain the application and interpretation of any of these DVP Rules;
          "prescribed form" means the forms as set out herein in the DVP Procedures Handbook;
          Q
          "qualifying Clearing Member" means a Clearing Member who qualifies a Trading Member pursuant to Rule 3.9 of the CDP Clearing Rules;
          R
          "receiving instruction" means an instruction to receive securities in the Designated Securities Account via DVP settlement;
          "receiving Principal" means a Principal who has submitted a receiving instruction;
          "Regulatory Notices" means binding notices issued by CDP regarding regulatory matters pertaining to Participants;
          S
          "SB Default Notice" has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 11.1.1
          "SB Net Debit Cap" in relation to a Settlement Bank, has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 10.3;
          "SB Termination Notice" has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 11.4.1;
          "selling Principal" [Rule has been deleted.]
          "SGX-ST" means the Singapore Exchange-Securities Trading Limited;
          "SGX-ST Rules" means the Rules of the SGX-ST (as the same may be varied amended or supplemented from time to time);
          "Settlement Bank" means a Bank approved by CDP to be a paying and collecting agent for the Principal in respect of monies due and owing between CDP and the Principal in DVP Settlement;
          "Settlement Day" means a day on which DVP Settlement of a matched and validated transaction occurs;
          "short Clearing Member" means a Clearing Member who has failed to deliver securities on the Settlement Day;
          T
          "Termination Notice" has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 8.8.1;
          "Timetable" has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 5.1;
          "total net balance" has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 7.5.2;
          "Trading Member" means an entity that has been approved as a Trading Member of SGX-ST in accordance with the SGX-ST Rules;
          Z
          "Zero Sum" [Rule has been deleted.]

          Amended on 25 February 2011 and 26 April 2013.

        • 1.1A DVP Rules Issued Pursuant to CDP Clearing Rules

        • 1.2 Regard to be Had to Purpose or Object of the DVP Rules

          • 1.2.1

            Unless expressly provided to the contrary, the interpretation or application of or any other matter in connection with these DVP Rules (including, without limitation, Directives, Regulatory Notices, Practice Notes or other notification issued by CDP) shall be determined by CDP, whose decision shall be final and binding on all parties.

            Amended on 3 October 2009.

          • 1.2.2

            In the interpretation of a Rule, a construction that would promote the purpose or object underlying the Rules (whether the purpose is expressly stated in the Rules or not) is to be preferred to a construction that would not promote that purpose or object.

        • 1.3 [Rule has been deleted.]

          Deleted on 3 October 2009.

        • 1.4 Headings

          • 1.4.1

            Headings are provided for ease of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation or construction of the provisions of these DVP Rules.

        • 1.5 Examples

          • 1.5.1

            If these DVP Rules include an example of the operation of a Rule:

            (a) the example is not taken to be exhaustive; and
            (b) if the example is inconsistent with the Rule, the Rule prevails.

        • 1.6 Order of Precedence

          • 1.6.1

            The order of precedence of the following instruments applicable to the CDP and Participants shall be (in descending order of precedence):

            (1) Legislation;
            (2) DVP Rules;
            (3) Directives;
            (4) Regulatory Notices;
            (5) Circulars; and
            (6) Practice Notes.

            Amended on 3 October 2009 and 26 April 2013.

          • 1.6.2

            In the event of any conflict between the provisions of the aforesaid instruments, the provisions in an instrument with a higher level of precedence shall prevail over the provisions in an instrument with a lower level of precedence.

            Added on 26 April 2013.

    • Rule 2 — Applications for Participation and Participation Criteria

      • 2.1 Participants in DVP Settlement

        • 2.1.1

          The following persons shall be Participants in DVP Settlement:

          (a) CDP;
          (b) Settlement Banks;
          (c) Principals;
          (d) Depository Agents who have agreed to comply with and are admitted by CDP for participation pursuant to these DVP Rules;
          (e) The Clearing Bank; and
          (f) Clearing Members.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 2.2 Application for Participation in DVP Settlement by Principals:

        • 2.2.1

          The following persons are Eligible Persons:

          (a) A Bank;
          (b) A merchant bank approved as such under Section 28 of the Monetary Authority of Singapore Act, Cap 186;
          (c) A finance company that is licensed under the Finance Companies Act Cap 108 to carry on financing business;
          (d) A trust company that is registered under the Trust Companies Act Cap 336;
          (e) A Clearing Member; and
          (f) Such other persons or entities that the CDP may from time to time declare to be Eligible Persons under this Rule.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 2.2.2

          An Eligible Person who meets the payment and settlement facility requirements in Rule 2.3 shall be eligible to apply for admission as a Principal in DVP Settlement.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 2.2.3

          An Eligible Person may apply to CDP for admission as a Principal in DVP Settlement in accordance with the procedures found in the DVP Procedures Handbook.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 2.2.4

          Notwithstanding that an Eligible Person is eligible to apply for admission as a Principal in DVP Settlement, admission as a Principal shall be subject to the absolute discretion of CDP and shall be subject to such additional requirements, undertakings, terms and conditions as CDP may, in its absolute discretion, deem fit.

        • 2.2.5

          Where CDP decides not to admit any person as Principal, it shall not be under any obligation to give any reason for its decision.

      • 2.3 Payment and Settlement Facility Requirements of Principals

        • 2.3.1

          The payment facility requirements of Principals are that:

          (a) the Principal has appointed a Settlement Bank who will be its agent for the purposes of making and receiving payments in DVP Settlement; and
          (b) the Principal furnishes a duly executed Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity from the Settlement Bank to CDP in the form as set out in Annex A that the Settlement Bank will guarantee the payment of and indemnify CDP against the non-payment of the Net Debit Balance of the Principal on any Settlement Day in accordance with these DVP Rules.

          Refer to Annex A — Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity from Settlement Bank.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 2.3.2

          Subject to Rule 2.3.4, the settlement facility requirements of Principals are that the Principal has appointed one or more Depository Agents who:

          (a) will be its agent or agents for the purposes of Rule 4; and
          (b) is approved for admission to participate in DVP Settlement as a Depository Agent for the Principal.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 2.3.3

          Unless approved by CDP, the Principal may not appoint more than one Depository Agent to be its agent for the purposes of Rule 4.

        • 2.3.4

          Where the Principal is itself a Depository Agent, the Principal shall not be required to appoint another Depository Agent to be its agent for the purposes of Rule 4. In such case, any of the DVP Rules applicable to a Depository Agent shall be performed by the Principal in its capacity as Depository Agent.

        • 2.3.5

          Where the Principal is itself a Settlement Bank, the Principal shall not be required to furnish CDP with a Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity pursuant to Rule 2.3.1(b) if the Principal appoints itself to act as Settlement Bank to comply with Rule 2.3.1(a). In such case, any of the DVP Rules applicable to a Settlement Bank shall be performed by the Principal in its capacity as a Settlement Bank.

      • 2.4 Application for Participation in DVP Settlement by Depository Agents

        • 2.4.1

          A Depository Agent may apply to CDP for admission to participate in DVP Settlement in accordance with the procedures found in the DVP Procedures Handbook.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 2.4.2

          Admission to participate in DVP Settlement as a Depository Agent acting as agent for a Principal shall be subject to the absolute discretion of CDP and shall be subject to such additional requirements, undertakings, terms and conditions as CDP may, in its absolute discretion, deem fit.

        • 2.4.3

          Where CDP decides not to admit any Depository Agent as agent for the Principal it shall not be under any obligation to given any reason for its decision.

      • 2.5 Application for Participation in DVP Settlement by Settlement Banks

        • 2.5.1

          Any Bank which meets the payment facility requirements of Settlement Banks under Rule 2.6.1 shall be eligible to participate as a Settlement Bank in DVP Settlement.

        • 2.5.2

          A Bank may apply to CDP for admission as a Settlement Bank in accordance with the procedures found in the DVP Procedures Handbook.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 2.5.3

          Notwithstanding that a Bank is eligible to participate as a Settlement Bank in DVP Settlement, admission as a Settlement Bank shall be subject to the absolute discretion of CDP and shall be subject to such additional requirements, undertakings, terms and conditions as CDP may, in its absolute discretion, deem fit.

      • 2.6 Settlement Bank Payment Facility Requirements

        • 2.6.1

          The payment facility requirements of Settlement Banks are that:

          (a) the Settlement Bank makes arrangements for the provision of payment facilities as required by CDP; and
          (b) the Settlement Bank makes arrangements with the Clearing Bank for the provision of credit and guarantee facilities and the Settlement Bank furnishes a duly executed Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity from the Clearing Bank to CDP in the form as set out in Annex B that the Clearing Bank will guarantee the payment of and indemnify CDP against the non-payment of the Net-Net Debit Balance of that Settlement Bank on any Settlement Day in accordance with these DVP Rules.

          Refer to Annex B — Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity from Clearing Bank.

          Amended on 3 October 2009 and 25 February 2011.

      • 2.7 Participation in DVP Settlement by Clearing Members

        • 2.7.1

          Clearing Members' participation in DVP Settlement is mandatory under these DVP Rules. Clearing Members' participation in DVP Settlement shall be governed by the provisions of these DVP Rules in so far as they apply in relation to DVP Settlement.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 2.8 Participation in DVP Settlement By Clearing Bank

        • 2.8.1

          The Clearing Bank's participation in DVP Settlement shall be effected by the Clearing Bank Deed that contains a covenant by the Clearing Bank that the Clearing Bank undertakes to CDP to be bound by and to observe and comply with the provisions of these DVP Rules in so far as they apply in relation to the Clearing Bank.

    • Rule 3 — Legal Relationships and Legal Effect of DVP Instructions

      • 3.1 Novation

        • 3.1.1

          An instruction submitted for DVP Settlement shall not be eligible for DVP Settlement if there are no corresponding instructions for matching.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 3.1.2

          Subject to Rule 3.6, all matched and validated transactions accepted for DVP Settlement shall be novated to CDP in accordance with this Rule.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 3.2 Effect of Novation

        • 3.2.1

          The transaction accepted for DVP Settlement shall (unless earlier cancelled in accordance with Rule 6) be novated to CDP immediately after the Cut-off Time for DVP Validation on the Settlement Day on which such transaction is due for settlement in DVP Settlement.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 3.2.1A

          Upon the novation of a DVPT transaction to CDP:

          (A)
          (i) the obligation of the receiving Principal to pay the purchase consideration and brokerage to the buying Trading Member and the obligation of the buying Trading Member to pay the purchase consideration to its qualifying Clearing Member is replaced by the obligation of the receiving Principal to pay the purchase consideration and brokerage to CDP and the obligation of CDP to pay the same to the qualifying Clearing Member of the buying Trading Member. The right of the buying Trading Member to receive the purchase consideration and brokerage from the receiving Principal and the right of the qualifying Clearing Member to receive the purchase consideration from its buying Trading Member is replaced by the right of CDP to receive the purchase consideration and brokerage from the receiving Principal and the right of the qualifying Clearing Member of the buying Trading Member to receive the purchase consideration and brokerage from CDP;
          (ii) the obligation of the qualifying Clearing Member of the buying Trading Member to deliver the securities to its buying Trading Member and the obligation of the buying Trading Member to deliver the securities to the receiving Principal is replaced by the obligation of CDP to deliver such securities to the receiving Principal's Designated Securities Account;
          (iii) the obligation of the qualifying Clearing Member of a buying Trading Member to pay the purchase consideration to CDP under the Interbroker Settlement System is set off against the right of the same qualifying Clearing Member to receive the purchase consideration and brokerage from CDP; and
          (iv) the obligation of CDP to deliver the securities to the qualifying Clearing Member of the buying Trading Member pursuant to a purchase transaction effected on the SGX-ST is replaced by the obligation of CDP to deliver the securities to the receiving Principal's Designated Securities Account.
          (B)
          (i) the obligation of the delivering Principal to deliver the securities from the delivering Principal's Designated Securities Account to the selling Trading Member and the obligation of the selling Trading Member to deliver the securities to its qualifying Clearing Member is replaced by the obligation of the delivering Principal to deliver such securities to CDP;
          (ii) the obligation of the qualifying Clearing Member to pay the sale consideration to its selling Trading Member and the obligation of the selling Trading Member to pay the sale consideration less brokerage to the delivering Principal is replaced by the obligation of the qualifying Clearing Member of the selling Trading Member to pay the sale consideration less brokerage to CDP, and the obligation of CDP to pay the same to the delivering Principal. The right of the selling Trading Member to receive the sale consideration from its qualifying Clearing Member and the delivering Principal's right to receive the sale consideration less brokerage from the selling Trading Member is replaced by the delivering Principal's right to receive the sale consideration less brokerage from CDP and CDP's right to receive the same from the qualifying Clearing Member of the selling Trading Member;
          (iii) the obligation of CDP to pay the sale consideration to the qualifying Clearing Member of the selling Trading Member under the Interbroker Settlement System is set off against the right of CDP to receive the sale consideration less brokerage from the same qualifying Clearing Member; and
          (iv) the obligation of the qualifying Clearing Member of the selling Trading Member to deliver the securities to CDP pursuant to a sale transaction effected on the SGX-ST is replaced by the obligation of the delivering Principal to deliver the securities from the delivering Principal's Designated Securities Account to CDP.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 3.2.2

          Upon the novation of a FDVP transaction to CDP:

          (a) the obligation of the receiving Principal to pay the consideration for the transfer is replaced by the obligation of the receiving Principal to pay that consideration to CDP;
          (b) the obligation of the delivering Principal to transfer the securities to the receiving Principal's Designated Securities Account is replaced by the obligation of the delivering Principal to transfer the securities from the Designated Securities Account to CDP; and
          (c) CDP is obliged upon receipt of the consideration for the transfer from the receiving Principal to transfer the securities to the receiving Principal's Designated Securities Account and to pay the said consideration to the delivering Principal.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 3.2.3

          The obligations and rights under the novated contracts:

          (a) between the receiving Principal and CDP; and
          (b) between the delivering Principal and CDP,

          are owed by and to the parties as principals to each other notwithstanding that the receiving Principal or the delivering Principal may have acted as agent for another person submitting a DVP instruction.

          Amended on 3 October 2009 and 26 April 2013.

        • 3.2.4

          The terms of the novated contracts are governed by these DVP Rules. In particular, each of the obligations to make payment is discharged by, and each of the entitlements to receive payment is satisfied by, net payment in accordance with these DVP Rules.

        • 3.2.5

          Notwithstanding that payment is settled on a net basis in DVP Settlement, the delivery of securities in DVP Settlement shall not be settled on a net basis.

          CDP shall, pursuant to any novated contract which is due for settlement on any Settlement Day, make delivery of securities to the receiving Principal on that Settlement Day. CDP's obligation to make such delivery shall be discharged by crediting the securities to be delivered to the securities account or sub-account (the "Designated Securities Account") as specified by the receiving Principal when the receiving Principal is submitting a DVP instruction.

          CDP shall, pursuant to any novated contract which is due for settlement on any Settlement Day, receive securities from the delivering Principal on that Settlement Day. CDP's entitlement to receive such securities shall be satisfied by debiting the securities to be received from the securities account or sub-account (the "Designated Securities Account") as specified by the delivering Principal when the delivering Principal is submitting a DVP instruction.

          Amended on 3 October 2009 and 26 April 2013.

        • 3.2.6

          When the DVP instructions have been matched, CDP shall earmark, in the CDP Systems, the securities from the Designated Securities Account from which the delivery is to be effected. CDP shall be entitled to debit the earmarked securities on Settlement Day of the matched and validated transaction in DVP Settlement.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 3.2.6A

          Neither the Settlement Bank of the Principal nor any other person shall have any right to or interest in the securities in the Designated Securities Account which have been earmarked for delivery pursuant to Rule 3.2.6.

          Added on 22 April 2013.

      • 3.3 Set off of Payment Obligations Under Novated Transactions

        • 3.3.1

          All payment obligations arising under the DVP transactions which are due for settlement on any Settlement Day shall be set off so that:

          (a) the total of all amounts that a Principal is obliged to pay CDP on that Settlement Day shall be set off against the total of all amounts that the Principal is entitled to receive from CDP on that Settlement Day so that only a net amount is owed either to or from CDP. The net amount owing to CDP by the Principal for the same Settlement Day shall be known as the Net Debit Balance and the net amount owing by CDP to the Principal for the same Settlement Day shall be known as the Net Credit Balance; and
          (b) the total of all amounts that a Clearing Member is obliged to pay CDP on that Settlement Day under the Interbroker Settlement System in respect of the DVP transactions shall be set off against the total of all amounts that the Clearing Member is entitled to receive from CDP under the Interbroker Settlement System in respect of the DVP transactions on that Settlement Day.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 3.4 Rights of Clients of Principals

        • 3.4.1

          Any securities delivered or to be delivered by the Principal pursuant to a DVP transaction shall be delivered free from any interest of the Principal's client. The client shall not retain any equitable or legal interest in the securities debited from his securities account pursuant to a DVP transaction and shall not be entitled to trace nor claim any interest in the securities. The client's sole remedy in respect of such securities shall be against the Principal who delivered the securities.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 3.4.2

          The client shall look solely to his Principal for payment or delivery of any securities to be received by the client pursuant to a DVP transaction. CDP shall have no responsibility or liability to the client or to any person who is not a Participant, notwithstanding that CDP is counterparty to the novated contracts.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 3.4.3

          The Principal shall indemnify CDP on a full indemnity basis for any losses, damages, liabilities, costs, claims, actions and demands made by its clients against CDP arising in respect of the novated contracts.

        • 3.4.4

          Nothing in this Rule 3.4 shall preclude the Principal from claiming, subject to Rule 19, against CDP as a principal in respect of the novated contracts.

      • 3.5 Representations Made When A DVP Instruction Submitted by the Principal is Matched and Validated

        • 3.5.1

          When a receiving Principal submits a DVP instruction which is matched and validated, the Principal warrants, represents and undertakes to CDP that it has sufficient funds to pay the purchase consideration and brokerage (if any) for the transaction or transfer to CDP on Settlement Day.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 3.5.2

          When a delivering Principal submits a DVP instruction which is matched and validated, the Principal warrants, represents and undertakes to CDP that it has sufficient securities to meet its delivery obligations pursuant to these DVP Rules on Settlement Day and that it has authorised CDP to earmark the said securities for delivery from its Designated Securities Account.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 3.5.3

          The Principal shall indemnify CDP against any losses, damages, liabilities, costs, claims, actions and demands which it may incur or which may be made against it as a result of or arising from the breach of the warranties, representations and undertakings of the Principal provided for in or given pursuant to these DVP Rules.

        • 3.5.4

          CDP shall be entitled to claim against the Principal for the indemnity provided for under Rule 3.5.3 without prejudice to any other rights or remedies which it may have under these DVP Rules or otherwise.

      • 3.6 Obligations of CDP

        • 3.6.1

          CDP shall not be under any obligation to, and shall not be liable to, any party for instructions which have been matched and validated, but which do not correspond to an actual trade transacted on SGX-ST.

          Added on 3 October 2009.

        • 3.6.2

          CDP shall not be under any obligation, and shall not be liable to any party, to ensure that DVPT instructions submitted correspond to an actual trade transacted on SGX-ST, before matching and validation takes place.

          Added on 3 October 2009.

        • 3.6.3

          Where CDP has paid money and/or delivered securities pursuant to DVPT instructions which do not correspond with an actual trade transacted on SGX-ST for the same or lesser number of securities, CDP shall be able to recover any loss or damage suffered by it from the Clearing Member or Principal who submitted such instructions.

          Added on 3 October 2009.

    • Rule 4 — Legal Relationships Between Depository Agent and Principal

      • 4.1 Authority of Depository Agent

        • 4.1.1

          A Depository Agent appointed by its Principal under Rule 2.3.2 (hereinafter referred to as the "Depository Agent") shall be the Principal's attorney and shall be authorised in its name and on its behalf to execute and do all such acts and things which the Principal may or ought to do under the provisions of these DVP Rules and may generally in its name and on its behalf exercise all or any of the rights, powers, authorities and discretions conferred by or pursuant to these DVP Rules on the Principal.

        • 4.1.2

          The Depository Agent's Principal shall be liable to CDP and the Participants for all acts and omissions of its Depository Agent. As against CDP or any Participant, the Principal shall not be able to assert any lack of authority of the Depository Agent, regardless of whether the Participant had actual notice of such lack of authority.

        • 4.1.3

          No act or omission of, and in particular, no matching and validation of a DVP instruction or cancellation of a DVP transaction by the Depository Agent shall be invalid for lack of authority until the date the DA Termination Notice given by the Principal pursuant to Rule 4.5.1 takes effect.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 4.1.4

          The Principal shall procure that the Depository Agent observes and complies with the DVP Rules as if it were the Principal. The Depository Agent shall in turn undertake to the Principal to so observe and comply with the DVP Rules as if it were the Principal.

        • 4.1.5

          Unless otherwise provided to the contrary, all references to a "Principal" in these DVP Rules shall include references to the Depository Agent and vice versa.

      • 4.2 Submissions of DVP Instructions and Cancellations of DVP Transactions by Depository Agent

        • 4.2.1

          All DVP instructions shall be submitted by the Depository Agent as agent for the Principal. Any reference in these DVP Rules to a DVP instruction submitted by the Principal shall mean that instruction so submitted by the Depository Agent as agent for the Principal.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 4.2.2

          All cancellation of DVP transactions (advance or otherwise) shall be submitted by the Depository Agent as agent for the Principal. Any reference in these DVP Rules to a DVP transaction (advance or otherwise) cancelled by the Principal shall mean that DVP transaction so cancelled by the Depository Agent as agent for the Principal.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 4.2.3

          All settlement instructions in DVP Settlement shall be made by the Depository Agent as agent for the Principal.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 4.2.4

          CDP shall be entitled (but shall not be obliged) to act only on submissions and cancellation of DVP instructions and/or transactions in DVP Settlement made by a Depository Agent to the exclusion of its Principal.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 4.3 Delivery of Securities to Depository Agent Deemed Delivery to Principal

        • 4.3.1

          A Depository Agent shall be fully authorised, when submitting an instruction in DVP Settlement, to designate on behalf of its Principal, the Securities Account from which delivery of securities to or from CDP will be made pursuant to Rule 3.2.5.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 4.3.2

          The receipt by a Depository Agent of securities which CDP is obliged to deliver to its Principal shall be sufficient discharge to CDP of CDP's delivery obligations to its Principal. The delivery by a Depository Agent to CDP of securities which its Principal is obliged to deliver to CDP shall be sufficient discharge of the Principal's delivery obligations to CDP.

      • 4.4 Communications Between CDP and Principal Via Depository Agent

        • 4.4.1

          The Depository Agent shall be authorised by the Principal to communicate with CDP on all matters with regards to DVP Settlement.

        • 4.4.2

          All communications of the Principal with CDP in DVP Settlement shall be made through the Depository Agent and all communications of CDP with the Principal in DVP Settlement shall be made through the Depository Agent.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 4.4.3

          All statements to be given by CDP to the Principal pursuant to these DVP Rules shall be given to the Depository Agent. Any statement received by a Depository Agent shall be deemed to be received by its Principal.

        • 4.4.4

          Any reference to the Depository Agent in the statements to be given by CDP to any Participant pursuant to these DVP Rules shall include a reference to its Principal.

      • 4.5 Termination of Depository Agent by Principal

        • 4.5.1

          The Principal may terminate the Depository Agent as its agent for the purposes of these DVP Rules by notifying CDP by a written notice (the "DA Termination Notice") of the termination. The DA Termination Notice shall take effect on the same day in the week following the day of receipt by CDP of the said Notice but shall not affect any accrued rights or liabilities of the Principal to CDP. The Principal shall continue to be liable for all acts or omissions of the DA up to the date the DA Termination Notice takes effect.

      • 4.6 Depository Agent May not Act for More than One Principal

        • 4.6.1

          A Depository Agent may not act for more than one Principal except with the written approval of CDP. CDP may give its approval on such terms and conditions as it may in its absolute discretion deem fit.

      • 4.7 Non-Application of This Rule to A Principal Who is A DA

        • 4.7.1

          This Rule shall not apply to a Principal who is himself a DA.

    • Rule 5 — Time-Table for Sending of Instructions and Payment

      • 5.1

        Subject to Rule 8.3.7, Participants shall adhere to the time-table to be issued by CDP from time to time (the "Timetable") for the submission of instructions for DVP Settlement and for payment of any amount due and owing under these DVP Rules. The Timetable applicable for these DVP Rules is found in the DVP Procedures Handbook.

        Amended on 3 October 2009 and 25 February 2011.

      • 5.2

        Time shall be of the essence in the submission of instructions for DVP Settlement and for payment of any amount due and owing under these DVP Rules.

        Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 5.3

        CDP shall not be obliged to recognise or act on any instructions submitted (for payment or otherwise) after the cut-off times as specified in the Timetable.

        Amended on 3 October 2009.

    • Rule 6 — Cancellation of Instructions

      • 6.1 Cancellation

        • 6.1.1

          A Principal and a qualifying Clearing Member of the Trading Member may, at any time before the Cut-off Time for DVP Validation on any Settlement Day, submit an instruction to cancel a DVP transaction. A DVP transaction that is due for settlement on a Settlement Day which is not cancelled by the Cut-off Time for DVP Validation for that Settlement Day shall be locked-in after the said Cut-off Time for DVP Validation and the rights and obligations as detailed in Rule 3 which arise as a result of the matching and validation become irrevocable.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 6.1.2

          Where a DVP transaction has been matched and validated in advance, the Principal and a qualifying Clearing Member of the Trading Member may submit an instruction to cancel the DVP transaction at any time before the Cut-off Time for DVP Validation on Settlement Day the due date of settlement for the DVP transaction.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 6.1.3

          A DVPT transaction shall be cancelled only if instructions for cancellation have been received from the Principal and the qualifying Clearing Member and matched, before the Cut-Off Time for DVP Validation.

          Added on 3 October 2009.

        • 6.1.4

          A FDVP transaction shall be cancelled only if instructions for cancellation have been received from the delivering Principal and the receiving Principal and matched, before the Cut-Off Time for DVP Validation.

          Added on 3 October 2009.

      • 6.2 [Rule has been deleted.]

        Deleted on 3 October 2009.

      • 6.3 Legal Effect of Cancellation

        • 6.3.1

          Where the DVP transaction has been cancelled, the instruction shall be deemed not to have been submitted by the Principal or qualifying Clearing Member of the Trading Member. No novation of the transaction shall be deemed to have occurred and the rights and obligations as detailed in Rule 3 shall not arise.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 6.3.2

          The transaction cancelled transaction will not be eligible for DVP Settlement.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 6.4 CDP'S Power to Cancel Transactions

        • 6.4.1

          CDP shall be entitled (but shall not be bound) to cancel all or any of the Principal's DVP transactions, including, transactions which have been matched and validated in advance in the following circumstances:

          (1) where the Principal, the Settlement Bank or the Clearing Bank has defaulted or breached any provision of these DVP Rules;
          (2) where the Principal, the Settlement Bank or the Clearing Bank has been suspended pursuant to these DVP Rules; or
          (3) where an Event of Default as set out under the Clearing Rules has occurred in respect of the qualifying Clearing Member of the Trading Member for the transaction.

          Amended on 3 October 2009 and 22 April 2013.

        • 6.4.1A

          In cancelling any DVP transaction, CDP may require the Principal or the qualifying Clearing Member of the Trading Member for the transaction, or both, to undertake such action as may be necessary to facilitate or effect the cancellation. The Principal and the qualifying Clearing Member shall comply with such requirement.

          Added on 22 April 2013.

        • 6.4.2

          Where CDP has cancelled a DVP transaction, the instruction shall be deemed not to have been submitted for matching by the Principal or Clearing Member who qualified for the Trading Member. No novation of the transaction shall be deemed to have occurred and the rights and obligations as detailed in Rule 3 shall not arise.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 6.4.3

          The DVP transaction cancelled by CDP will not be eligible for DVP Settlement.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 6.5 Consequences of Cancellation of Transactions, Non-Matching or Non-Validation of Instructions

        • 6.5.1

          A DVPT transaction which has been cancelled, or a DVPT instruction which has not been matched or validated shall be settled through the qualifying Clearing Member's clearing account. Buying-in will be instituted against the short Clearing Member in accordance with the CDP Clearing Rules in the event that the Clearing Member failed to deliver the securities by the Cut-off Time for DVP Validation on the Settlement Date as a result of the cancellation, non-matching or non-validation of instructions.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 6.5.2 [Rule has been deleted.]

          Deleted on 3 October 2009.

        • 6.5.3

          A FDVP transaction which has been cancelled, or a FDVP instruction which has not been matched or validated shall not be settled via DVP.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 6.5.4

          For the avoidance of doubt, no novation of a transaction shall be deemed to have occurred under these DVP Rules if the DVP instructions are not matched and/or validated, and the rights and obligations set out in Rule 3 shall not arise.

          Added on 3 October 2009.

    • Rule 7 — Money Settlement

      • 7.1 Money Settlement with Principal

        • 7.1.1

          The settlement of money obligations between CDP and the Principal shall be in accordance with these DVP Rules. The Principal shall do, or procure to be done, all things which may be necessary or prudent or required by CDP to give effect to these DVP Rules.

      • 7.2 Netting of Balances

        • 7.2.1

          When a Principal submits a receiving instruction which is due for settlement on that Settlement Day, the total amount due to CDP upon matching and validation of such instruction shall be debited to the Principal's daily balance for that Settlement Day. When a Principal submits a delivery instruction which is due for settlement on that Settlement Day, the total amount due from CDP upon matching and validation of the delivery instruction shall be credited to the Principal's daily balance for that Settlement Day.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 7.2.2

          When a Principal submits a receiving instruction for matching and validating in advance, the total amount due to CDP upon matching and validation of such instruction shall be debited to from the Principal's daily balance for the Settlement Day of such instruction. When a Principal submits a delivery instruction for matching and validation in advance, the total amount due from CDP upon matching and validation of such instruction shall be credited to the Principal's daily balance for the Settlement Day of such instruction.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 7.2.3

          Throughout the Settlement Day up to the Cut-Off Time for DVP Validation, all debits and credits to the Principal's daily balance shall be set-off on a continuous basis as to arrive at a net balance, known as a net debit or net credit balance, at any particular point of time during the Settlement Day. Setting-off shall also be conducted on a consecutive basis so that transactions which are matched and validated first shall be set-off first. The final Net Debit Balance for that Settlement Day shall be referred to as the Net Debit Balance and the final net credit balance for that Settlement Day shall be referred to as the Net Credit Balance.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 7.2.4

          On any Settlement Day, the Net Debit Balance shall be payable to CDP and the Net Credit Balance shall be payable by CDP in accordance with these DVP Rules.

          Amended on 25 February 2011 and 26 April 2013.

      • 7.3 CDP Net Money Settlement Statement

        • 7.3.1

          At the time as stated in the Timetable on each Settlement Day, CDP shall issue an electronic statement to the Principal's DA.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 7.3.2

          Save for manifest error, such statement shall be deemed binding and conclusive on the Principal as to the Net Debit Balance payable to CDP or the Net Credit Balance payable by CDP (as the case may be), on that Settlement Day.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 7.4 Principal Net Debit Cap

        • 7.4.1

          The Principal's Settlement Bank may from time to time establish a limit on the net debit balance of the Principal. This limit shall be known as the Principal Net Debit Cap. The Principal Net Debit Cap may be adjusted at any time on a Settlement Day in accordance with Rule 8.4.1. The net debit balance and the total net debit balance of the Principal at any time on a Settlement Day shall not exceed the Principal Net Debit Cap applicable at that time.

      • 7.5 Total Net Balance

        • 7.5.1

          Throughout the Settlement Day, the value of the Principal's transactions matched and validated in advance shall be added to the value of the Principal's other matched and validated transactions due for settlement on the Settlement Day and set-off on a continuous basis so as to arrive at a total balance, known as the total net debit or net credit balance, at any particular point of time during the Settlement Day.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 7.5.2

          The total net balance at any particular point of time during the Settlement Day shall be calculated by the following formula:

          [(A - B) + (C - D)]

          where A = is the total value of all matched and validated receiving instructions due for settlement on the current Settlement Day
          B = is the total value of all matched and validated delivery instructions due for settlement on the current Settlement Day
          C = is the total value of all receiving instructions matched and validated in advance on the current Settlement Day
          D = is the total value of all delivery instructions matched and validated in advance on the current Settlement Day.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 7.6 Limits on DVP Validations

        • 7.6.1

          Validations of DVP instructions can only take place upon satisfaction of the following conditions:

          (a) The value of the proposed DVP instruction shall not cause the Principal's net debit balance for the current Settlement Day to exceed the Principal Net Debit Cap applicable at the time the validation is to be made; and
          (b) The value of the proposed DVP instruction shall not cause the Principal's total net debit balance to exceed the Principal Net Debit Cap applicable at the time the proposed validation is to be made.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 7.6.2

          Validations of DVP instructions prior to their Settlement Day can only take place upon satisfaction of the following conditions:

          (a) The value of the proposed DVP instruction shall not cause the Principal's net debit balance for the Settlement Day on which the advance matching and validation is due for settlement to exceed the Principal Net Debit Cap applicable at the time the validation is to be made; and
          (b) The value of the proposed DVP transaction shall not cause the Principal's total net debit balance to exceed the Principal Net Debit Cap applicable at the time the validation is to be made.

          Example 1: Assume that the Principal's Principal Net Debit Cap is $1 million on Settlement Day 1 and the net debit balance on Settlement Day 1 is $600,000. The net debit balance on Settlement Day 2 is $200,000 as a result of the advance affirmations. The total net debit balance is therefore $800,000.

          Proposed DVP instruction: A receiving instruction of $300,000.

          This proposed DVP instruction will not be accepted for DVP Settlement because although it satisfies Rule 7.6.1(a), it does not satisfy Rule 7.6.1(b); the value of the proposed submission would cause the Principal's total net debit balance on Settlement Day 1 to exceed the Principal Net Debit Cap of $1 million.

          Proposed DVP instruction submitted for advance matching and validation: A receiving instruction of $200,000 which is due on Settlement Day 2.

          This proposed instruction will be accepted for DVP Settlement because it satisfies Rule 7.6.2(a) and (b); i.e. it will not cause the Principal's net debit balance for Settlement Day 2 to exceed the Principal Net Debit Cap ($200,000 + $200,000 = $400,000) and neither will it cause the Principal's total net debit balance to exceed the same. The total net debit balance would be $1 million after the advance matching and validation.

          Example 2: Assume that the Principal in Example 1 does not submit any of the proposed instructions referred to in Example 1. The Principal then submits a delivery instruction which is due on Settlement Day 1 of $100,000. This would have the effect of reducing his net debit balance on Settlement Day 1 to $500,000. His net debit balance on Settlement Day 2 is unaffected and remains at $200,000. His total net debit balance would be reduced to $700,000. After submitting this delivery instruction, he proposes to submit the following instruction:

          Proposed DVP instruction: A receiving instruction of $300,000.

          This proposed instruction will be accepted for DVP settlement because it now satisfies Rule 7.6.1(a) and (b). After submitting this instruction, the Principal's net debit balance for Settlement Day 1 will be $800,000 and the total net debit balance will be $1 million. The Principal's net debit balance for Settlement Day 2 remains unchanged at $200,000.

          Proposed DVP instruction submitted for matching and validation in advance: A receiving instruction of $400,000 which is due on Settlement Day 2.

          (Assume that the above receiving instruction of $300,000 is not submitted.) This proposed instruction for advance matching and validation will be accepted for validation as it satisfies Rule 7.6.2(a) in that it will not cause the Principal's net debit balance for Settlement Day 2 to exceed the Principal Net Debit Cap (the Principal's net debit balance for Settlement Day 2 would now stand at $600,000). However, it does not satisfy Rule 7.6.2(b) because it would cause the total net debit balance to exceed the Principal Net Debit Cap ($700,000 + $400,000 = $1.1 million) and will not be accepted for DVP Settlement.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 7.7 Limits on Cancellations

        • 7.7.1

          In order to cancel a matched and validated DVP transaction which is due on a Settlement Day, the following conditions must be satisfied:

          (a) The value of the proposed cancellation shall not cause any Principal's net debit balance for the current Settlement Day to exceed the Principal Net Debit Cap applicable at the time the proposed cancellation is to be made; and
          (b) The value of the proposed cancellation shall not cause any Principal's total net debit balance to exceed the Principal Net Debit Cap applicable at the time the proposed cancellation is to be made.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 7.7.2

          In order to cancel a DVP transaction which has been matched and validated in advance,, the following conditions must be satisfied:

          (a) The value of the proposed cancellation shall not cause any Principal's net debit balance for the Settlement Day on which the DVP transaction is due for settlement to exceed the Principal Net Debit Cap applicable at the time when the proposed cancellation is to be made; and
          (b) The value of the proposed cancellation shall not cause any Principal's total net debit balance to exceed the Principal Net Debit Cap applicable at the time the proposed cancellation is to be made.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 7.8 [Rule has been deleted.]

        Deleted on 3 October 2009.

    • Rule 8 — The Settlement Bank

      • 8.1 The Settlement Bank

        • 8.1.1

          The Settlement Bank shall agree to abide by these DVP Rules as a condition of its participation in DVP Settlement. The Settlement Bank shall act as the paying and collecting agent for each Principal which it represents for the settlement of the Net Debit Balance or Net Credit Balance (as the case may be).

        • 8.1.2

          CDP shall be irrevocably authorised by the Principal to pay the Net Credit Balance to, and/or to receive the payment of the Net Debit Balance from, the Settlement Bank in accordance with these DVP Rules. CDP shall not be responsible or liable to the Principal for any delay or failure of the Settlement Bank to pay the Net Credit Balance to the Principal.

        • 8.1.3

          The Settlement Bank shall maintain such communications facilities and on-line access to CDP as may be required from time to time by CDP.

        • 8.1.4 [Rule has been deleted.]

          Deleted on 25 February 2011.

        • 8.1.5 [Rule has been deleted.]

          Deleted on 25 February 2011.

        • 8.1.6 [Rule has been deleted.]

          Deleted on 25 February 2011.

        • 8.1.7 [Rule has been deleted.]

          Deleted on 25 February 2011.

        • 8.1.8 [Rule has been deleted.]

          Added on 3 October 2009 and deleted on 25 February 2011.

      • 8.2 Netting of Net Credit and Net Debit Balances

        • 8.2.1

          The Settlement Bank shall, on behalf of all Principals which it represents, settle with CDP on a net-net basis on each Settlement Day. The aggregated Net Credit Balance of all Principals which settle through the Settlement Bank and which have Net Credit Balance(s) on that Settlement Day shall be set-off against the aggregated Net Debit Balance of all Principals which settle through the same Settlement Bank and which have Net Debit Balance(s) on that Settlement Day to achieve a single Net-Net Debit Balance payable by the Settlement Bank to CDP or a single Net-Net Credit Balance payable by CDP to the Settlement Bank for that Settlement Day.

          Amended on 26 April 2013.

        • 8.2.2

          The Settlement Bank shall subscribe to CDP's communications system for on-line access to monitor the Net Debit Balance or Net Credit Balance of each Principal which the Settlement Bank represents. The Settlement Bank shall be responsible for collecting the Net Debit Balances from, and paying the Net Credit Balances to, the Principals represented by the Settlement Bank.

      • 8.3 Settlement Bank Net Money Settlement Statement

        • 8.3.1

          CDP shall issue a Settlement Bank Net Money Settlement Statement to the Settlement Bank via SWIFT or any other mode of communication as CDP deems fit, at the time prescribed in the Timetable on each Settlement Day.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 8.3.2

          The Settlement Bank Net Money Settlement Statement shall contain the following details:

          (a) the Net Credit or Net Debit Balance of each Principal (identified by a reference to its Depository Agent) which the Settlement Bank represents on that Settlement Day; and
          (b) the Net-Net Debit or the Net-Net Credit Balance on that Settlement Day.

          Amended on 26 April 2013.

        • 8.3.2A

          Unless otherwise notified by CDP to the Settlement Bank, settlement of the Net-Net Debit Balance or Net-Net Credit Balance for each Settlement Day between CDP and the Settlement Bank shall be effected by such time as set out in the Timetable on that Settlement Day, save that in the case of settlement in a foreign currency, if the Settlement Day is not a Common Banking Day, settlement shall be effected at the same time on the next Common Banking Day.

          Payment of the Net-Net Debit Balance or the Net-Net Credit Balance shall not be considered to have been made to the intended recipient (i.e., CDP or the Settlement Bank) until the payment sum is irrevocably and unconditionally received, in immediately available funds, in such account of the intended recipient as is nominated by the intended recipient.

          Such nomination shall, in the case of nomination by the Settlement Bank, be in writing to CDP, and in the case of nomination by CDP, be by way of circular or otherwise.

          Added on 26 April 2013.

        • 8.3.3

          Save for manifest error, for each Settlement Day, the Settlement Bank Net Money Settlement Statement shall be deemed binding and conclusive on the Settlement Bank as to the Net-Net Debit Balance payable by the Settlement Bank or the Net-Net Credit Balance payable by CDP (as the case may be) for that Settlement Day.

          Amended on 26 April 2013.

        • 8.3.4

          Notwithstanding:

          (a) any manifest error in:
          (i) the electronic statement referred to in Rule 7.3.1; or
          (ii) the Settlement Bank Net Money Settlement Statement; or
          (b) any failure by any Principal represented by the Settlement Bank to pay the Net Debit Balance to the Settlement Bank,

          the Settlement Bank shall pay to CDP the Net-Net Debit Balance or CDP shall pay to the Settlement Bank the Net-Net Credit Balance as stated in the Settlement Bank Net Money Settlement Statement in accordance with Rule 8.3.2A irrespective of any dispute between the Settlement Bank and CDP as to the amounts stated in any of those statements.

          Any dispute shall be considered by CDP only after CDP has completed payment of Net-Net Credit Balances to Settlement Banks and Settlement Banks have completed payment of Net-Net Debit Balances to CDP for that Settlement Day. Any monies to be refunded or deducted shall be refunded or deducted free of interest to or from the relevant Settlement Bank by crediting or debiting the amount to or from that Settlement Bank's Net-Net Debit Balance or Net-Net Credit Balance (as the case may be) as soon as practicable after the dispute is resolved.

          Amended on 26 April 2013.

        • 8.3.5

          The receipt by a Settlement Bank of the Net-Net Credit Balance from CDP shall operate as a complete release and discharge on that Settlement Day:

          (a) to CDP of its obligation to pay the Net Credit Balance payable to a Principal represented by that Settlement Bank; and
          (b) to a Principal represented by that Settlement Bank of its obligation to pay the Net Debit Balance payable to CDP.

          Added on 25 February 2011 and amended on 26 April 2013.

        • 8.3.6

          The receipt by CDP of the Net-Net Debit Balance payable by a Settlement Bank shall operate as a complete release and discharge on that Settlement Day:

          (a) to CDP of its obligation to pay the Net Credit Balance payable to a Principal represented by that Settlement Bank; and
          (b) to a Principal represented by that Settlement Bank of its obligation to pay the Net Debit Balance payable to CDP.

          Added on 25 February 2011 and amended on 26 April 2013.

        • 8.3.7

          If CDP is of the opinion that payment of the Net-Net Debit Balances or Net-Net Credit Balances or both is unlikely to commence by the scheduled time stated in the Timetable, CDP shall inform Settlement Banks of the following matters:

          (a) that payment of the Net-Net Debit Balances or Net-Net Credit Balances or both is unlikely to take place at the scheduled time; and
          (b) the estimated time at which the delayed payment shall be made.

          CDP shall provide adequate time for Settlement Banks to make payment and and Settlement Banks shall effect payment by such time as stipulated by CDP.

          Added on 25 February 2011 and amended on 26 April 2013.

      • 8.4 Setting of Principal Net Debit Cap

        • 8.4.1

          The Settlement Bank may establish a Principal Net Debit Cap for each Principal which it represents and shall inform CDP of the amount through the on-line communications system in accordance with such procedures as may be established by CDP from time to time. The Settlement Bank, may on a real-time basis, increase or decrease the amount of the Principal Net Debit Cap for any Principal it represents at any time throughout the Settlement Day.

        • 8.4.2

          Where the Principal Net Debit Cap has been decreased by the Settlement Bank, any subsequent receiving instructions (advance or otherwise) that would have the effect of increasing the Net Debit Balance or total Net Debit Balance (as the case may be) to a value that exceeds the value of the decreased Principal Net Debit Cap shall not be matched and validated. However, any subsequent delivery instructions (advance or otherwise) submitted by the Principal shall be matched and validated. This would have the effect of reducing the Principal's net debit balance or the total net debit balance (as the case may be). Where the net debit balance or the total net debit balance (as the case may be) falls below the value of the decreased Principal Net Debit Cap, receiving instructions (advance or otherwise) submitted by the Principal shall continue to be matched and validated provided that the value of such transactions do not cause the net debit balance or the total net debit balance (as the case may be) to exceed the value of the decreased Principal Net Debit Cap.

          Example 3: Assume that the Principal's Net Debit Cap is $1 million and that prior to the Principal Net Debit Cap being decreased by the Settlement Bank, the net debit balance is $600,000. Assume also that there are no instructions submitted to be matched and validated in this case. The Settlement Bank then decreases the Principal Net Debit Cap to $500,000. Thereafter, any further receiving instructions submitted by the Principal shall not be matched and validated. However, delivery instructions submitted by the Principal shall continue to be matched and validated. Assuming that the value of such affirmations is $300,000, this would have the effect of reducing the net debit balance to $300,000. In such an event, receiving instructions submitted by the Principal shall continue to be matched and validated provided that the aggregate value of such transactions does not cause the net debit balance to exceed $500,000.

          Example 3A: Assume that the Principal in Example 3, prior to the Principal Net Debit Cap being decreased to $500,000 by the Settlement Bank, has a net debit balance of $600,000 and has submitted instructions to be matched and validated in advance with a net debit value of $200,000. His total net debit balance is therefore $800,000. After the Settlement Bank has decreased his Principal Net Debit Cap to $500,000, further receiving instructions (advance or otherwise) submitted by the Principal shall not be matched and validated. However delivery instructions (advance or otherwise) submitted by the Principal shall continue to be matched and validated.

          If, assuming that the Principal's current Settlement Day DVP delivery instructions is a net credit value of $300,000 and the instructions matched and validated in advance is a net credit value of $100,000, this would have the effect of reducing the net debit balance to $300,000 and reducing the total net debit balance to $400,000.

          In such an event, delivery instructions (advance or otherwise) submitted by the Principal shall continue to be matched and validated provided that the aggregate value of such transactions does not cause the total net debit balance to exceed $500,000; i.e. the aggregate of such transactions is limited to a net debit value of $100,000.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 8.4.3

          Where the Principal Net Debit Cap has been increased by the Settlement Bank, subsequent receiving instructions (advance or otherwise) submitted by the Principal that would have the effect of increasing the net debit balance or the total net debit balance (as the case may be) up to a value that equals the value of the increased Principal Net Debit Cap, shall be matched and validated.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 8.5 Setting Principal Net Debit Cap to Zero

        • 8.5.1

          In the event that the Settlement Bank desires to prevent a Principal from submitting further receiving instructions, the Settlement Bank may set the Principal Net Debit Cap to zero. When the Principal Net Debit Cap has been set to zero, any further instructions accepted for matching and validation shall be restricted to only delivery instructions. Whilst the Principal's net debit balance will be reduced by the subsequent matching and validation of delivery instructions, further receiving instructions submitted shall not be matched and validated.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 8.5.2

          Notwithstanding that at the time the Principal Net Debit Cap has been set to zero the Principal has a net credit balance, further receiving instructions submitted by the Principal shall not be matched and validated. In the event that the Settlement Bank does not desire to prevent the Principal from making further submissions for receiving instructions where the Principal has a net credit balance at the time of adjustment of the Principal Net Debit Cap, the Settlement Bank should set the Principal Net Debit Cap to a value above zero.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 8.5.3

          Where the Principal Net Debit Cap has been set to zero, any subsequent receiving instructions for matching and validating in advance submitted by the Principal shall not be accepted. Only subsequent delivery instructions submitted by the Principal shall be matched and validated. Rules 8.5.1 and 8.5.2 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to subsequent submissions of receiving instructions.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 8.6 Guaranteed Value

        • 8.6.1

          The Settlement Bank's liability for a Principal under the Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity on any Settlement Day shall be the Net Debit Balance of the Principal on that Settlement Day, together with interest thereon.

        • 8.6.2

          The Settlement Bank's maximum liability for a Principal under the Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity at any time on a Settlement Day (exclusive of liability for a Block Trade affirmed in accordance with Rule 13) shall be a value that is equal to the highest positive value (together with interest thereon) derived from any of the following formulae; i.e.

          (A - B) or [(A - B) + (C - D)] or (C - D)

          where A = is the total value of all matched and validated receiving instructions due on the current Settlement Day
          B = is the total value of all matched and validated delivery instructions due on the current Settlement Day
          C = is the total value of all receiving instructions matched and validated in advance on the current Settlement Day
          D = is the total value of all delivery instructions matched and validated in advance on the current Settlement Day.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 8.6.3

          Notwithstanding anything herein and subject to Rule 13.3.2, the maximum liability of the Settlement Bank for a Principal under the Letter of Guarantee at any time on a Settlement Day shall not exceed the Guaranteed Value. The Guaranteed Value shall be a value equal to the highest Principal Net Debit Cap fixed by the Settlement Bank for the Principal for the period beginning from the earliest Settlement Day for which transactions whose due date for settlement is the current Settlement Day could be matched and validated in advance and ending on the current Settlement Day together with all interest thereon.

          Example 3B: Assume that on Settlement Day 1, the Principal Net Debit Cap stands at $2 million at 9.00 a.m. The Principal proceeds to submit a receiving instruction valued at $2 million for settlement on Settlement Day 2. Assume also that the earliest Settlement Day for which advance submission whose due date for settlement is on Settlement Day 2 is Settlement Day 1. The Settlement Bank then reduces the Principal Net Debit Cap to $1 million at 12 noon on Settlement Day 1 and the Principal Net Debit Cap remains unchanged at $1 million on Settlement Day 2.

          Settlement Bank's Liability: The Principal's liability on Settlement Day 1 is zero and therefore the Settlement Bank's liability for the Principal under the Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity on Settlement Day 1 is zero. However, the Principal is liable on Settlement Day 2 to pay CDP $2 million. The Settlement Bank's liability for the Principal under the Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity on Settlement Day 2 is $2 million, notwithstanding that the Principal Net Debit Cap on Settlement Day 2 is $1 million. The Guaranteed Value for the purposes of Settlement Day 1 is $2 million, as this is the highest Principal Net Debit Cap for Settlement Day 1 and the Guaranteed Value for the purposes of Settlement Day 2 is also $2 million as this is the highest Principal Net Debit Cap for the period beginning from the earliest period for which advance submission due for settlement on Settlement Day 2 could be made (i.e. Settlement Day 1) and ending on the current Settlement Day (i.e. Settlement Day 2).

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 8.7 Default of Principal in Payment of the Net Debit Balance

        • 8.7.1

          Upon any default of the Principal in payment of the Net Debit Balance, the Settlement Bank shall inform CDP by a written notice (the "Default Notice"). The Default Notice shall be delivered to CDP as soon as possible upon, and in no event later than one hour after the occurrence of the default. The Default Notice shall specify the name of the defaulting Principal and the amount of the default.

        • 8.7.2

          A Principal who is the subject of a Default Notice (the "defaulting Principal") shall be subject to such disciplinary action, including fines and suspension, as may be deemed appropriate by CDP.

        • 8.7.3

          CDP may also terminate the defaulting Principal's participation in DVP Settlement with effect from the date of receipt of the Default Notice in accordance with Rule 9.

      • 8.8 Termination of Payment Facilities to Principal by the Settlement Bank

        • 8.8.1

          Where the Settlement Bank has terminated any payment facilities granted to the Principal or where the Settlement Bank ceases to act as the Principal's agent for the purposes of DVP Settlement, the Settlement Bank shall notify CDP by a written notice (the "Termination Notice"). The Termination Notice shall be deemed to take effect on the same day in the week following the day of receipt by CDP of the said Notice but shall not affect any accrued rights or liabilities of the Settlement Bank to CDP. If the day on which the Termination Notice is deemed to take effect is a public holiday, then the Termination Notice shall be deemed to take effect on the following Settlement Day.

        • 8.8.2

          The Settlement Bank shall set the Principal Net Debit Cap of the Principal whom it is terminating to zero on the date of the issue of the Termination Notice, failing which the Settlement Bank shall be liable for all DVP transactions submitted by the Principal (advance or otherwise) up to the date on which the Termination Notice is to take effect.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

    • Rule 9 — Termination of Principal and Its DA

      • 9.1 Termination of Principal by CDP

        • 9.1.1

          CDP may at any time (without prejudice to its other rights or remedies), by notice in writing to the Principal, terminate, suspend or withhold the Principal's participation in DVP Settlement (such termination, suspension or withholding to take effect immediately upon issue of such notice unless otherwise specified in the notice) if:

          (a) CDP receives a Default Notice from the Settlement Bank concerning the Principal pursuant to Rule 8.7.1;
          (b) The Principal or its DA has committed any breach of these DVP Rules and where such breach is remediable, the Principal or, as the case may be, its DA has failed within seven (7) days of receipt of written notice from CDP to remedy the same;
          (c) The Principal or its DA is insolvent or unable to pay its debts as they fall due, compounds with or negotiates for any composition with its creditors generally or permits any judgment against it to remain unsatisfied for seven (7) days;
          (d) Any distress, attachment, execution or other legal process is levied or enforced or served against the Principal or its property or its DA or its property;
          (e) Any step is taken by the Principal or any person for the liquidation or winding-up of the Principal or for the appointment of a liquidator (including a provisional liquidator), receiver, judicial manager, trustee, administrator or similar officer of the Principal or over any of its property or if CDP considers in its absolute discretion that such proceedings against the Principal are imminent or likely; or
          (f) The Principal, for any reason, does not have a Depository Agent who is approved to participate in DVP Settlement to act as its agent for the purposes of Rule 4; and
          (g) CDP, at its sole discretion, deems that the Principal has insufficient resources or capital to discharge any obligations it may incur to CDP.

        • 9.1.2

          Notwithstanding Rule 9.1.1, CDP may (without assigning any reason whatsoever) terminate the Principal's participation in DVP Settlement by giving at least thirty (30) days' prior written notice to the Principal.

        • 9.1.3

          The Principal shall inform CDP immediately in writing of the occurrence of any of the events mentioned in Rules 9.1.1(c) to 9.1.1(f) of these DVP Rules.

        • 9.1.4

          CDP shall, immediately upon the issue of a notice in writing to the Principal pursuant to this Rule 9.1 to terminate, suspend or withhold the Principal's participation in DVP Settlement, or upon the receipt of a notice in writing from the Principal pursuant to Rule 9.4, send a copy of the said notice to the Settlement Bank of the Principal.

      • 9.2 Termination of Payment Facilities by the Settlement Bank

        • 9.2.1

          CDP may, at any time (without prejudice to its other rights or remedies), by notice in writing to the Principal, terminate, suspend or withhold the Principal's participation in DVP Settlement (such termination, suspension or withholding to take effect immediately upon issue of such notice unless otherwise specified in the notice) if:

          (a) CDP receives a Termination Notice from the Settlement Bank concerning the Principal pursuant to Rule 8.8.1;
          (b) CDP issues a SB Default Notice to the Clearing Bank pursuant to Rule 11.1 concerning the Settlement Bank representing the Principal;
          (c) CDP terminates, suspends or withholds the participation of the Settlement Bank representing the Principal pursuant to Rule 11.2 or 11.3;
          (d) The Settlement Bank representing the Principal has failed to pay the Net-Net Debit Balance to CDP pursuant to Rule 8.3.4; or
          (e) The Settlement Bank gives notice to CDP pursuant to Rule 11.6 that it desires to terminate its participation in DVP Settlement.

          Amended on 8 September 2014.

      • 9.3 Obligations Arising Upon Termination of Principal

        • 9.3.1

          Any termination, suspension or withholding of the Principal's participation in DVP Settlement (howsoever occasioned) shall not affect any accrued rights or liabilities of any Participant nor shall it affect the coming into force or the continuance in force of any provision hereof which is expressly or by implication intended to come into or continue in force on or after such event.

        • 9.3.2

          Upon any termination, withholding or suspension of the Principal's participation in DVP Settlement, all liabilities and obligations owing to CDP shall become due and owing. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, CDP shall immediately be entitled (but not bound) to:

          (a) debit securities which have been earmarked by the Principal in its Designated Securities Accounts pursuant to delivery instructions (advance or otherwise);
          (b) withhold delivery of securities to the Principal's Designated Securities Account pursuant to receiving instructions (advance or otherwise);
          (c) issue Directives, Regulatory Notices, Practice Notes concerning the DVP transactions (advance or otherwise); and/or
          (d) cancel the matched and validated transactions (advance or otherwise).

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 9.3.3

          Notwithstanding the termination, withholding or suspension of the Principal's participation in DVP Settlement, CDP's rights and authorities concerning onward deliveries pursuant to Rule 12.2 shall not be affected. CDP may continue to credit and debit the Principal's Designated Securities Accounts for such onward deliveries.

        • 9.3.4

          On termination of the Principal's participation in DVP Settlement (howsoever occasioned) or suspension of DVP Settlement pursuant to Rule 18, all outstanding amounts owing to CDP shall become due and payable and the Principal shall forthwith pay CDP the same.

      • 9.4 Termination by Principal

        • 9.4.1

          The Principal may terminate its participation in DVP Settlement by giving at least thirty (30) days' prior written notice to CDP.

      • 9.5 Termination of DA

        • 9.5.1

          Upon any termination of the Principal, its Depository Agent shall also be terminated.

        • 9.5.2

          CDP may at any time (without prejudice to its other rights or remedies) by notice in writing to the DA, terminate, suspend or withhold the DA's participation in DVP Settlement (such termination, suspension or withholding to take effect immediately upon issue of such notice unless otherwise specified in the notice) if:

          (a) The DA or its Principal has committed any breach of these DVP Rules and where such breach is remediable, the DA or, as the case may be, its Principal has failed within seven (7) days of receipt of written notice from CDP to remedy the same;
          (b) The DA or its Principal is insolvent or unable to pay its debts as they fall due, compounds with or negotiates for any composition with its creditors generally or permits any judgment against it to remain unsatisfied for seven (7) days;
          (c) Any distress, attachment, execution or other legal process is levied or enforced or served against the DA or its property or its Principal or its property; and
          (d) Any step is taken by the DA or any person for the liquidation or winding-up of the DA or for the appointment of a liquidator (including a provisional liquidator), receiver, judicial manager, trustee, administrator or similar officer of the DA or over any of its property or if CDP considers in its absolute discretion that such proceedings against the DA are imminent or likely

        • 9.5.3

          Notwithstanding Rule 9.5.2, CDP may (without assigning any reason whatsoever) terminate the DA's participation in DVP Settlement by giving at least thirty (30) days' prior written notice to the DA.

        • 9.5.4

          The DA shall inform CDP immediately in writing of the occurrence of any of the events mentioned in Rules 9.5.2(b) to 9.5.2(d) of these DVP Rules.

      • 9.6 Termination by DA

        • 9.6.1

          The DA may terminate its participation in DVP Settlement by giving at least thirty (30) days' prior written notice to CDP.

      • 9.7 Obligations Arising Upon Termination of DA

        • 9.7.1

          Any termination, suspension or withholding of the DA's participation in DVP Settlement (howsoever occasioned) shall not affect any accrued rights or liabilities of any Participant nor shall it affect the coming into force or the continuance in force of any provision hereof which is expressly or by implication intended to come into or continue in force on or after such event.

        • 9.7.2

          Upon any termination, withholding or suspension of the DA's participation in DVP Settlement:

          (a) all liabilities and obligations of its Principal and/or the DA to CDP shall become due and owing; and
          (b) the DA's Principal shall not be entitled to participate in DVP Settlement until the said Principal has appointed a substitute DA or unless the said Principal has in force an appointment of another DA.

    • Rule 10 — The Clearing Bank

      • 10.1 The Clearing Bank

        • 10.1.1

          The Clearing Bank shall agree to abide by these DVP Rules and shall enter into a Clearing Bank Deed with CDP.

          Amended on 25 February 2011.

        • 10.1.2

          On any Settlement Day, the Clearing Bank shall be liable, as principal and primary obligor, to pay to CDP the Net-Net Debit Balance or any shortfall in the Net-Net Debit Balance of any Settlement Bank who has defaulted in its payment obligations to CDP pursuant to Rule 8.3.4. Subject to Rule 13.3, the Net-Net Debit Balance of any Settlement Bank shall not exceed its SB Net Debit Cap.

        • 10.1.3 [Rule has been deleted.]

          Deleted on 25 February 2011.

      • 10.2 SB Default Notice to Clearing Bank on DVP Settlement Payment

        • 10.2.1

          On each Settlement Day, CDP shall issue an Advice to Clearing Bank on the DVP Settlement Payment of each Settlement Bank for that Settlement Day and transmit the same to the Clearing Bank via SWIFT or any other modes of communication.

          Amended on 3 October 2009 and 25 February 2011.

        • 10.2.2

          Where a Settlement Bank has defaulted on its payment obligations to CDP pursuant to Rule 8.3.4, CDP shall give the Clearing Bank a SB Default Notice. The Clearing Bank shall pay to CDP the Net-Net Debit Balance or any shortfall thereof, as set out in the SB Default Notice by such time on the same Settlement Day as agreed between CDP and the Clearing Bank.

          Amended on 25 February 2011.

        • 10.2.3

          Notwithstanding any manifest error in the SB Default Notice, the Clearing Bank shall pay the Net-Net Debit Balance as stated in the SB Default Notice or any shortfall thereof on behalf of the Settlement Bank to CDP by such time on the same Settlement Day as agreed between CDP and the Clearing Bank. Any disputes as to the amounts stated in the SB Default Notice may be considered by CDP only after CDP has completed payment of Net-Net Credit Balances to Settlement Banks and any monies to be refunded shall be refunded free of interest to the Clearing Bank on the next Settlement Day after the Settlement Day on which the dispute is resolved.

          Amended on 25 February 2011.

      • 10.3 SB Net Debit Cap

        • 10.3.1

          The Clearing Bank may establish an SB Net Debit Cap for each Settlement Bank and shall notify CDP of the amount at the time the Settlement Bank applies for admission in DVP Settlement as a Settlement Bank through the duly executed Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity given to CDP by the Clearing Bank under Rule 2.6.1.

        • 10.3.2

          The SB Net Debit Cap shall not be greater than the aggregate of all the Principal Net Debit Caps of the Principals represented by the Settlement Bank.

        • 10.3.3

          Subject to Rule 13.3, at any time during the Settlement Day, the aggregate of all the net debit balances of all the Principals represented by the Settlement Bank shall not exceed the SB Net Debit Cap.

        • 10.3.3A

          A Settlement Bank who wishes to have its SB Net Debit Cap adjusted may apply to CDP in accordance with the procedures found in the DVP Procedures Handbook.

          Added on 3 October 2009.

        • 10.3.4 [Rule has been deleted.]

          Deleted on 3 October 2009.

        • 10.3.5 [Rule has been deleted.]

          Deleted on 3 October 2009.

        • 10.3.6 [Rule has been deleted.]

          Deleted on 3 October 2009.

        • 10.3.7 [Rule has been deleted.]

          Deleted on 3 October 2009.

      • 10.4 All Principal Affirmations Subject to SB Net Debit Cap

        • 10.4.1

          Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Rule 7.4, at any time during a Settlement Day, any receiving instruction submitted by a Principal that would have the effect of causing the aggregate of all the net debit balances of all the Principals represented by the Settlement Bank to exceed the SB Net Debit Cap shall not be matched and validated.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 10.4.2

          Rule 10.4.1 shall not apply to a Principal's submission of Block Trades for DVP Settlement.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 10.5 [Rule has been deleted.]

      • 10.6 Setting Settlement Bank Net Debit Cap to Zero

        • 10.6.1

          In the event that the Clearing Bank desires to withdraw credit, guarantee or payment facilities to the Settlement Bank, the Clearing Bank may set the SB Net Debit Cap to zero. When the SB Net Debit Cap has been set to zero, all subsequent instructions submitted by the Principals represented by the Settlement Bank which are matched and validated shall be restricted to delivery instructions. Rule 8.5 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to subsequent submissions for delivery or receiving instructions (advance or otherwise) by all Principals represented by the Settlement Bank.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

    • Rule 11 — Termination of the Settlement Bank

      • 11.1 SB Default Notice

        • 11.1.1

          Where a Settlement Bank has defaulted on its payment obligations to CDP pursuant to Rule 8.3.4, CDP shall give notice to the Clearing Bank that the Settlement Bank has failed to pay the Net-Net Debit Balance or any part thereof (the "SB Default Notice"). The SB Default Notice shall specify the Settlement Bank who has defaulted and the amount of default. The SB Default Notice shall be delivered to the Clearing Bank as soon as possible upon, and in no event later than one (1) hour after, the occurrence of the default.

          Amended on 25 February 2011.

      • 11.2 Disciplinary Action Against Settlement Bank Upon Receipt of SB Default Notice

        • 11.2.1

          A Settlement Bank who is the subject of an SB Default Notice (the "defaulting SB") shall be subject to such disciplinary action, including fines and suspension, as may be deemed appropriate by CDP.

      • 11.3 Termination of Settlement Bank By CDP

        • 11.3.1

          Without prejudice to Rule 11.2, CDP may, at any time, by notice in writing to the Settlement Bank, terminate, suspend or withhold the Settlement Bank's participation in DVP Settlement (such termination, suspension or withholding to take effect immediately upon issue of such notice unless otherwise specified in the notice) if:

          (a) CDP issues an SB Default Notice concerning the Settlement Bank pursuant to Rule 11.1.1;
          (b) The Settlement Bank has committed any breach of these DVP Rules and, where such breach is remediable, the Settlement Bank has failed within seven (7) days of receipt of written notice from CDP to remedy the same;
          (c) The Settlement Bank is insolvent or unable to pay its debts as they fall due, compounds with or negotiates for any composition with its creditors generally or permits any judgment against it to remain unsatisfied for seven (7) days;
          (d) Any distress, attachment, execution or other legal process is levied or enforced or served against the Settlement Bank or its property;
          (e) Any step is taken by the Settlement Bank or any person for the liquidation or winding-up of the Settlement Bank or for the appointment of a liquidator (including a provisional liquidator), receiver, judicial manager, trustee, administrator or similar officer of the Settlement Bank or over all or any of its property or if CDP considers in its absolute discretion that such proceedings against the Settlement Bank are imminent or likely; or
          (f) CDP receives an SB Termination Notice from the Clearing Bank concerning the Settlement Bank pursuant to Rule 11.4.1; or
          (g) CDP, at its sole discretion, deems that the Settlement Bank has insufficient resources or capital to discharge any obligations it may incur to CDP.

          Amended on 25 February 2011.

        • 11.3.2

          Notwithstanding Rule 11.3.1, CDP may (without assigning any reason whatsoever) terminate the Settlement Bank's participation in DVP Settlement by giving at least thirty (30) days' prior written notice to the Settlement Bank.

        • 11.3.3

          The Settlement Bank shall inform CDP immediately in writing of the occurrence of any of the event mentioned in Rules 11.3.1(b) to (e) of these DVP Rules.

        • 11.3.4

          CDP shall, immediately upon the issue of a notice in writing to the Settlement Bank pursuant to this Rule 11.3 to terminate, suspend or withhold the Settlement Bank's participation in DVP Settlement, or upon the receipt of a notice in writing from the Principal pursuant to Rule 11.5, send a copy of the said notice to the Clearing Bank.

      • 11.4 Termination of Guarantee and Indemnity for the Settlement Bank by the Clearing Bank

        • 11.4.1

          Where the Clearing Bank wishes to terminate the guarantee and indemnity provided to CDP in respect of the Settlement Bank under the Clearing Bank Deed, the Clearing Bank shall notify CDP by a written notice (the "SB Termination Notice"). The SB Termination Notice shall be deemed to take effect on the same day in the week following the day of receipt by CDP of the said Notice but shall not affect any accrued rights or liabilities of the Clearing Bank to CDP. If the day on which the SB Termination Notice is deemed to take effect is a public holiday, then the SB Termination Notice shall be deemed to take effect on the following Settlement Day.

          Amended on 25 February 2011.

        • 11.4.2

          The Clearing Bank shall request CDP, on the prescribed form for decrease in the SB Net Debit Cap, to set the SB Net Debit Cap of the Settlement Bank whom it is terminating to zero on the date of issue of the SB Termination Notice, failing which the Clearing Bank shall be liable to pay the Net-Net Debit Balance or any shortfall thereof to CDP on behalf of the said Settlement Bank up to the date on which the Termination Notice is to take effect.

      • 11.5 Termination by Settlement Bank

        • 11.5.1

          The Settlement Bank may terminate its participation in DVP Settlement by giving at least thirty (30) days' prior written notice to CDP.

        • 11.5.2

          At the same time, the Settlement Bank shall also give written notice to the Principals for which its acts of its termination of participation in DVP Settlement.

      • 11.6 Obligations Arising Upon Termination of Settlement Bank

        • 11.6.1

          Any termination, suspension or withholding of the Settlement Bank's participation in DVP Settlement (howsoever occasioned) shall not affect any accrued rights or liabilities of any Participant nor shall it affect the coming into force or the continuance in force of any provision hereof which is expressly or by implication intended to come into or continue in force on or after such event.

        • 11.6.2

          On termination of the Settlement Bank's participation in DVP Settlement (howsoever occasioned) or suspension of DVP Settlement pursuant to Rule 18, all outstanding amounts owing to CDP shall become due and payable and the Settlement Bank or the Clearing Bank, on behalf of the Settlement Bank shall forthwith pay CDP the same.

      • 11.7 Action by Principal Upon Termination of Settlement Bank

        • 11.7.1

          Without prejudice to Rule 9.2, upon termination or notice of termination of the Settlement Bank's participation in DVP Settlement, the Principals represented by the Settlement Bank so terminated shall appoint another Settlement Bank to be its agent for the purposes of making and receiving payments in DVP Settlement upon receipt of a written notice from CDP requiring them to do so. Pending the appointment of a substitute Settlement Bank, the Principal shall not submit further receiving instructions for DVP Settlement.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 11.7.2

          Pending appointment of a substitute Settlement Bank, the Clearing Bank shall be deemed to have been approved as the Settlement Bank of the Principal and to act as its paying and collecting agent for the purposes of settling its outstanding payment obligations in DVP Settlement. The Principal shall pay the Net Debit Balance to the Clearing Bank and shall receive the Net Credit Balance from the Clearing Bank. The Clearing Bank shall be responsible for paying the Net Credit Balance to the Principal on behalf of CDP.

    • Rule 12 — Securities Settlement

      • 12.1 Fungibility

        • 12.1.1

          All securities to be delivered by CDP to the Designated Securities Account or to be received by CDP from the Designated Securities Account pursuant to the DVP transactions (advance or otherwise) shall be fungible securities.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 12.1.2

          The securities to be delivered by CDP to the Designated Securities Account pursuant to a receiving instruction shall not be segregated or identifiable as securities formerly belonging to or under the control of any person.

          Amended on 3 October 2009 and 26 April 2013

        • 12.1.3

          The securities to be delivered to CDP pursuant to a delivery instruction shall be delivered free of any interest of any person.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 12.2 Onward Deliveries

        • 12.2.1

          Securities which are to be delivered by CDP to a Principal pursuant to a receiving instruction and which have been earmarked for onward delivery on the same Settlement Day shall be credited and subsequently debited from the Designated Securities Account.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 12.2.2 [Rule has been deleted.]

          Deleted on 3 October 2009.

        • 12.2.3

          CDP shall be irrevocably authorised by the Principal and its Depository Agent to credit and debit the Designated Securities Account for such onward deliveries referred to in Rules 12.2.1.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 12.2.4

          Neither the Settlement Bank of the Principal nor any other person shall have any prior right to or interest in the securities delivered to the Designated Securities Account which have been earmarked for onward delivery.

    • Rule 13 — Block Trades

      • 13.1 Conflict With Other Rules

        • 13.1.1

          Where there is a conflict between this Rule and any other Rule in these DVP Rules, this Rule shall prevail.

      • 13.2 Procedure for Affirming A Block Trade

        • 13.2.1

          A Block Trade shall mean a receiving instruction that in value is equal to or exceeds the sum of S$50 million or its equivalent in any other currency or such other sum or sums as may from time to time be specified by CDP.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 13.2.2

          Participants shall adhere to the timetable issued by CDP from time to time (the "Block Trade Timetable") for the sending of instructions for Block Trades under these Rules. The Block Trade Timetable applicable for the time being is found in the DVP Procedures Handbook.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 13.2.3

          Where a Principal wishes to submit a Block Trade, the Principal shall submit in accordance with the procedures found in the DVP Procedures Handbook.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 13.2.4 [Rule has been deleted.]

          Deleted on 3 October 2009.

        • 13.2.5 [Rule has been deleted.]

          Deleted on 3 October 2009.

        • 13.2.6

          The Block Trade shall not be eligible for DVP Settlement except only after CDP has marked the Block Trade pursuant to the procedures in the DVP Procedures Handbook.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 13.3 Money Settlement of A Block Trade

        • 13.3.1

          The total amount due to CDP under the Block Trade submitted by the Principal in DVP Settlement (the "Block Trade Value") shall be debited to the Principal's daily balance for the Settlement Day which is the due date for settlement of the Block Trade and shall thus be taken into account for the purposes of computing the Net Debit or Net Credit Balance of the Principal for the said Settlement Day. However, the Block Trade Value shall not be taken into account for the purposes of determining whether the Principal's Net Debit Balance exceeds the Principal Net Debit Cap.

          Example 4: Assume that a Principal's Principal Net Debit Cap is $10,000,000 and the SB Net Debit Cap is $100,000,000 and the Principal wishes to submit a Block Trade which is valued at $120,000,000 on a Settlement Day. At the time prior to the submission of the Block Trade the Principal's Net Debit Balance is $8,000,000. Where the procedure mentioned in the DVP Procedures Handbook for Block Trades submission has been followed, the Principal would be allowed by CDP to submit the Block Trade and the Block Trade Value of $120,000,000 would be debited to the Principal's Net Debit Balance, increasing the Net Debit Balance to $128,000,000. If the Principal does not submit any further receiving instructions for the Settlement Day, the Net Debit Balance of the Principal on the Settlement Day would be $128,000,000 payable to CDP.

          Example 5: Assume that the Principal in Example 4, after submitting the Block Trade, intends to submit further receiving instructions. As his Principal Net Debit Cap is $10,000,000, the Principal is restricted to submitting receiving instructions that in aggregate amounts to $2,000,000 as his Net Debit Balance prior to these further submissions is $8,000,000.

          Amended on 3 October 2009 and 8 September 2014.

        • 13.3.2

          The Settlement Bank's liability in respect of the Principal who has submitted a Block Trade on the due date of settlement of the Block Trade shall be the Guaranteed Value plus the Block Trade Value.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 13.3.3

          As the Block Trade Value has been taken into account for the purposes of computing the Net Debit or Net Credit Balance, the Block Trade Value will be included in the computation of the Net-Net Credit or Net-Net Debit Balance payable to or from the Settlement Bank. However, the Block Trade Value shall be excluded for the purposes determining whether the SB Net Debit Cap has been exceeded.

        • 13.3.4

          For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby clarified that the Block Trade Value shall be taken into account for the purposes of computing the Net Debit or Net Credit Balance of the Principal and the Net-Net Debit or Net-Net Credit Balance of the Settlement Bank but shall not be taken into account for the purposes of determining whether any particular Principal's Principal Net Debit Cap or whether any particular Settlement Bank's SB Net Debit Cap has been exceeded.

    • Rule 14 — DVP Rules

      • 14.1 Participants to Abide by the DVP Rules

        • 14.1.1

          The Participants shall abide by these DVP Rules and shall be bound by all the provisions hereof including the provisions prescribing the rights and remedies which CDP shall have with respect to securities held in the Designated Securities Accounts. Notwithstanding that the Participant may have ceased to be a participant, the Participant and its successors in title and assigns shall continue to be bound by these DVP Rules as to all matters and transactions occurring while the Participant was a participant.

      • 14.2 Amendment of the DVP Rules

        • 14.2.1

          CDP reserves the right in its absolute discretion to amend these DVP Rules at any time. Such amendment shall become effective on such date as may be specified in the written notice to be given to the Participant. The Participant shall be deemed, by continuing to participate in DVP Settlement at the time the amendment takes effect, to consent to and agree to be bound by the DVP Rules as amended.

        • 14.2.2

          The Participant will be bound by any amendment to these DVP Rules with respect to any transaction occurring subsequent to the time such amendment takes effect as fully as though such amendment were now a part of these DVP Rules, provided, however, that no such amendment shall affect the Participant's rights to cease to be a Participant.

      • 14.3 Directives or Regulatory Notices Issued by CDP

        Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 14.3.1

          CDP may from time to time issue Directives or Regulatory Notices relating to DVP Settlement and such Directives and Regulatory Notices shall be binding on the Participant and shall form part of these DVP Rules.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 14.4 Fines and Disciplinary Action

        • 14.4.1

          CDP may impose such fine or fines as it may deem appropriate on any Participant for any breach of these DVP Rules.

        • 14.4.2

          In addition to any fines imposed, CDP may issue a reprimand, whether publicly or privately, against the Participant or effect such sanctions or take such disciplinary action against the Participant as it may deem appropriate for any breach of these DVP Rules.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

    • Rule 15 — Fees and Interest

      • 15.1 Fees Payable

        • 15.1.1

          The Participant will pay to CDP such fees and charges for transactions in DVP Settlement based on CDP's fee schedules and such fines and default interest as may be imposed by CDP from time to time.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 15.1.2

          Fees, charges, fines and default interest chargeable by CDP to the Principal shall be charged to the Depository Agent who shall be jointly and severally liable for the same.

      • 15.2 GST

        • 15.2.1

          Any fees, charges, fines and default interest chargeable by CDP from time to time shall be exclusive of the Goods and Services Tax ("GST") levied under the Goods and Services Tax Act (Cap 117A). The Participant shall also pay the applicable GST.

      • 15.3 Interest

        • 15.3.1

          CDP shall be entitled to charge interest on any Net Debit Balance or Net-Net Debit Balance or any part thereof that is payable for any Settlement Day and which is not received by CDP by the time stated in the Timetable of that Settlement Day.

          Amended on 25 February 2011.

        • 15.3.2

          The interest chargeable shall be at the rate specified in the DVP Procedures Handbook from the date such monies become payable to the date of full settlement to CDP.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

    • Rule 16 — Books and Records of the DA

      • 16.1 CDP'S Right of Inspection

        • 16.1.1

          The DA's books and records relating to the DVP transactions shall at all times during the DA's regular business hours (and at such other times as may be acceptable to the DA) be open to the inspection of the duly authorised employees or agents of CDP. The DA shall furnish CDP with all such information in respect of such DVP transactions as it may require from time to time.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

    • Rule 17 — Statements and Reports

      • 17.1 Statements and Reports

        • 17.1.1

          CDP shall furnish the Participants with such advices, statements and reports at such times and in such form and manner as may be from time to time prescribed by it.

      • 17.2 Participant'S Duty in Relation to Advices, Statements and Reports

        • 17.2.1

          It shall be the responsibility of the Participant to promptly check and reconcile with its own records details of such advices, statements and reports and to promptly notify CDP in writing of any error or omission contained in such advices, statements and reports (in any event not later than the next Settlement Day). CDP reserves the right to rectify errors and omissions at any time.

        • 17.2.2

          CDP may in its absolute discretion consider a late request by a Participant to rectify an error or omission, as aforesaid.

      • 17.3 Conclusive Evidence

        • 17.3.1

          Any advice, statement or report provided by CDP shall, in the absence of manifest error (and in any event after one Settlement Day of the availability of such advice, statement or report), be conclusive as to its subject matter. Except as otherwise agreed by CDP, the failure of any Participant to inform CDP of any error or omission in any advice, statement or report promptly (in any event within the next Settlement Day) shall constitute a waiver in favour of CDP by such Participant of any right to require rectification.

    • Rule 18 — Suspension of DVP Settlement

      • 18.1 CDP Empowered to Suspend DVP Settlement

        • 18.1.1

          CDP shall be empowered to impose such suspensions or restrictions on the DVP Settlement as CDP in its absolute discretion deems advisable in the interest of maintaining a fair and orderly market or for the protection of investors or in the public interest.

        • 18.1.2

          No claim shall be made by any Participant against CDP for any suspensions or restrictions imposed on DVP Settlement pursuant to Rule 18.1.1.

    • Rule 19 — Liabilities of CDP

      • 19.1 CDP not Liable to Participants in Absence of Fraud

        • 19.1.1

          Except as otherwise expressly provided in these DVP Rules, in the absence of negligence, wilful misconduct or fraud on its part, CDP shall not be liable to any Participant with respect to any action or omission by it or its employees, representatives or agents in connection with provision of the services and facilities in the DVP Settlement, and all other matters as contemplated in these DVP Rules.

      • 19.2 Force Majeure

        • 19.2.1

          CDP shall not be liable for any action taken or for any failure, hindrance or delay in the provision of services and facilities in DVP Settlement or the performance in whole or in part of its obligations under these DVP Rules if such action, failure, hindrance or delay arises out of causes beyond its reasonable control.

        • 19.2.2

          Such causes may include, but shall not be limited to, natural disasters, acts of God, industrial action, war, civil disturbances, riots, acts of a civil or military authority, embargoes, fires, floods, explosions, accidents, labour disputes, mechanical breakdowns, computer or system failures or other equipment, software failures, breakdown or sabotage, unavailability of or restrictions on any on-line communications system, communication media for whatever reason, interruptions (whether in whole or in part) of power supplies or other utility or service, any law, decree, regulation or order or directive of any government, competent authority or any court or tribunal, currency restrictions, war or terrorism, or the failure suspensions or disruption of any relevant stock exchange, clearance system or market and any other causes beyond CDP's reasonable control.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 19.3 CDP not Liable for Acts or Omissions of Participants

        • 19.3.1

          CDP shall have no liability for:

          (a) any breach or failure of any Participant to comply with these DVP Rules; or
          (b) the acts or omissions of any of the Participants.

      • 19.4 CDP not Liable to Clients of Principals

        • 19.4.1

          Under no circumstances shall CDP be liable to the clients of the Principal or other third parties.

        • 19.4.2

          The Principal shall indemnify CDP from and against all losses, damages, claims, costs, demands, expenses and liabilities of whatsoever nature arising out of or in connection with any claim made against it by any of the clients of the Principal.

      • 19.5 Consequential Losses

        • 19.5.1

          CDP shall not be liable for any special, indirect or consequential losses or damages or for the loss of business, revenue, goodwill, bargain or loss of profit suffered by any Participant, even if CDP had been notified of the possibility of these damages being incurred.

      • 19.6 Limit on Amount of Damages Recoverable

        • 19.6.1

          Under no circumstances shall CDP's liability and the amount of damages recoverable from CDP for any consequential losses referred to under Rule 19.5 exceed 100% of the aggregate amount of the fees, charges, fines or default interest paid by the Participant in the calendar year the incident giving rise to the claim(s) in question occurs.

    • Rule 20 — Disclosure

      • 20.1 CDP'S Authority to Disclose Information Concerning Principal

        • 20.1.1

          CDP shall have the authority to disclose the details of any information concerning a Principal and its DA and DVP transactions (advance or otherwise) if so required by any applicable law, decree, regulation or order of any government, court, tribunal, or other competent authority.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 20.1.2

          CDP shall have the authority to disclose the details of any information concerning a Principal and its DA, the Principal's DVP transactions (submitted for matching in advance or otherwise) and the Net Debit and Net Credit Balances of any Principal to the Settlement Bank representing the Principal and the Clearing Bank.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 20.2 CDP'S Authority to Disclose Information Concerning Settlement Bank

        • 20.2.1

          CDP shall have the authority to disclose the details of any information concerning the Settlement Bank's participation in DVP Settlement if so required by the Principal whom the Settlement Bank represents or by the Clearing Bank and if so required by any applicable law, decree, regulation, order or request of any government, court, tribunal, or other competent authority.

        • 20.2.2

          Without prejudice to Rule 20.2.1, CDP shall have the authority to disclose the Net-Net Debit or Credit Balances of the Settlement Bank to the Principals represented by the Settlement Bank, to the other Settlement Banks and to the Clearing Bank.

    • Rule 21 — Notices

      • 21.1 Notices

        • 21.1.1

          All notices, instructions requests, demands or other communications which are not required to be given in the instructions, or through SWIFT, or to be given on any other on-line communications system pursuant to these DVP Rules may be given in writing, by hand or by facsimile and shall be deemed to have been duly given or served if it is addressed to the respective parties hereto to the following addresses and numbers:-

          (a) If to CDP, at the Singapore address and fax number as notified in the DVP Procedures
          (b) If to the Principal, at its Singapore address as notified to CDP in writing from time to time.
          (c) If to the DA, at its Singapore address as notified to CDP in writing from time to time.
          (d) If to the Settlement Bank, at its Singapore address as notified to CDP in writing from time to time.
          (e) If to the Clearing Bank, at its Singapore address as notified to CDP in writing from time to time.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

        • 21.1.2

          Any notice, requests, demands or other communications shall be deemed to have been received:

          (a) on the same day if delivered by hand; and
          (b) immediately if transmitted by facsimile (provided an error free transmission report is obtained by the sender) or other electronic means.

      • 21.2 Change of Address

        • 21.2.1

          Any party may by seven (7) days' notice served aforesaid change the address or facsimile number for service referred to in Rule 21.1.1 above.

      • 21.3 Authorised Signatories

        • 21.3.1

          The Participant shall notify CDP of the persons authorised (the "Authorised Signatories") to execute any of the prescribed forms pursuant to these DVP Rules on behalf of the Participant, or to give to CDP any of the notices, instructions, requests, demands or other communications pursuant to Rule 21.1.1.

        • 21.3.2 [Rule has been deleted.]

          Deleted on 8 September 2014.

        • 21.3.3

          CDP shall not be liable for any losses, damages, claims, costs, demands, expenses and liabilities of whatsoever suffered or incurred by any Participant howsoever arising from any forgery of the Authorised Signatories' signatures or any alterations or forgery of the prescribed forms, notices, instructions, requests, demands or other communications which are made in writing pursuant to Rule 21.1.1 where such alterations or forgery cannot be easily detected or where the alteration or forgery is due to the Participant's negligence.

    • Rule 22 — Communications in DVP Settlement

      • 22.1 Communications to be in Prescribed Format

        • 22.1.1

          All submissions, instructions and communications to CDP in any system prescribed by the CDP for DVP Settlement, or through SWIFT, or through any other on-line communications system by the Participants shall be given in such manner and format and in accordance with such protocols, passwords and identification codes as may be established or prescribed by CDP from time to time in its user manuals or otherwise.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 22.2 Action by CDP on Communications by Principals and Settlement Bank

        • 22.2.1

          CDP shall not be obliged to act on any submission, instruction or communication given or purporting to be given to it by or on behalf of a Principal, Settlement Bank or Clearing Bank if such submission, instruction or communication does not, in the opinion of CDP, contain sufficient details for CDP to act upon it.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

      • 22.3 Access to Duly Authorised Persons

        • 22.3.1

          Participants shall ensure that only persons duly authorised by it may give affirmations, instructions or communications on its behalf in any system prescribed by the CDP for DVP Settlement, or through SWIFT, or through any other communications system or any other modes of submission of instructions and shall adopt the necessary security and control measures for such purpose.

          Amended on 3 October 2009.

    • Rule 23 — General

      • 23.1

        Failure by CDP to enforce any of these DVP Rules will not be construed as a waiver of its rights.

      • 23.2

        The invalidity, illegality or unenforceability in whole or in part of any of the provisions of these DVP Rules shall not affect the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining part or provisions of the rest of these DVP Rules.

      • 23.3

        These DVP Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore. The Participant irrevocably submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore courts.

    • Annexes

      • Annex A — Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity from Settlement Bank

        Please click here to view Annex A — Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity from Settlement Bank.

        Amended on 8 September 2014.

      • Annex B — Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity from Clearing Bank

        Please click here to view Annex B — Letter of Guarantee and Indemnity from Clearing Bank.

        Amended on 8 September 2014.

    • DVP Procedures Handbook

      Please click here to view the DVP Procedures Handbook.

      Amended on 22 April 2013, 26 April 2013, 19 August 2013 and 8 September 2014.