No Relevant Person shall be liable for, or for any thing done or not done as a direct or indirect consequence of, any action or omission or any failure, hindrance, suspension, restriction or delay in the provision of services and facilities to clear and settle any Exchange Trade or the performance in whole or in part of CDP's obligations under these Clearing Rules or Clearing Directives if such action, omission, failure, hindrance, suspension, restrictions or delay arises out of causes beyond the Relevant Person's reasonable control.

Amended on 15 September 201715 September 2017 and 3 June 20193 June 2019.