Confirmations of registered holdings

CDS can only provide a confirmation for the part of the issue that is held in CDS Clearing's nominee name (CDS & CO.). The confirmation authenticates the quantity and/or specific details of the security, as well as any payments received by CDS & CO. as the registered holder.

Issuers that require an audit confirmation must request it from their official agent of record. Issuers without an official agent of record may:

  • Elect to enter into a RPA agreement with CDS. Issuers with an RPA agreement are entitled to receive audit confirmations as part of the RPA service, or
  • Request a Confirmation of Registered Holdings from CDS.
    To request a confirmation of registered holdings, issuers or their agents must provide CDS with a request letter created on company letterhead (download a sample letter), and a completed Confirmation of Registered Holdings form (PDF). Send both of these documents to CDS by email at

See the CDS price list for current fees for both of these services.

For more information, please contact a CDS representative at

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