Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the Relevant Persons shall not be liable for any failure, hindrance or delay in the performance (in whole or in part) of any of CDP's obligations to Clearing Members with regard to any Collateral where such failure, hindrance or delay arises from causes beyond CDP's control, such as but not limited to the failure whether partial or total, interruption or suspension of any depository or custodian or other service ("depository", which expression shall include banks or financial institutions with which such Collateral is placed with) CDP is using, the termination or suspension of CDP's membership or use of the depository or any variation of the depository's operational timetable, whether or not occasioned by action of the depository operator or other party, or any embargo, unavailability or restriction of bank transfer systems or wires, malfunction or overload of the depository or other emergency.

Added on 23 January 200923 January 2009 and amended on 21 January 201321 January 2013 and 15 September 201715 September 2017.