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CDS COVID-19 Updates

CDS Window Closure

July 20, 2020

In light of the states of emergency currently in effect for several Canadian provincial jurisdictions in response to COVID-19, please note that CDS's window services in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver remain closed.

CDS business remains fully operational. Participants are able to enter deposit and withdrawal requests into CDSX. Participants must work directly with the appropriate transfer agent(s) to determine specific arrangements for the delivery and receipt of certificates.

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Information regarding pending, ongoing, or completed entitlements and corporate actions for Canadian equity and debt securities.
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User Documentation
CDS procedures that are in effect; CDS Services, International and Technical/Supplemental.
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Trade confirmation statistics and information about transfer requests.
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Tax Breakdown Services
Post tax breakdowns for distributions made by mutual fund trusts, mutual fund corporations and limited partnerships.
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ISIN Issuance and Eligibility
Buy ISIN and CUSIP® identifiers online and request eligibility assessment and acceptance of marketable securities within CDSX®,
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Information and Support Services
An efficient, secure and reliable means for participants to manage their assets and reporting obligations.
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The Canadian Depository for Securities

CDS is a valued partner to securities market participants, providing reliable, cost-effective depository, clearing, regulatory & information services.

For the vast majority of securities traded in Canada, CDS is there. In 1970, that meant providing clearing, depository and settlement services for approximately 6,000 exchange trades per day. Today, processing volumes exceed 1.6 million exchange trades daily. We have built our business on a foundation of reliability and assume responsibility for the custody of securities valued at over $4 trillion.

Our track record of reliability and performance has earned world-wide recognition. With continuous network availability, zero days of disruption and an exemplary operational reliability rating, we ensure our customers' access to one of the most reliable systems in the world.

As business evolves, CDS responds to the changing needs and opportunities of its participants and the market. CDS is dedicated to maintaining the trust of its customers.