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INVESTOR ACCOUNT SERVICE IN CCASS The 8 th ACG Cross Training Seminar Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited 27 – 28 June 2006.

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1 INVESTOR ACCOUNT SERVICE IN CCASS The 8 th ACG Cross Training Seminar Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited 27 – 28 June 2006

2 2 Agenda 1. Background 2. Admission Requirements 3.Scope of Services 4.CCASS Service Fees 5.Benefits 6.Stock Segregated Account with Statement Service

3 3 Background Profile of HKSCC incorporation of HKSCC Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Ltd recognised as clearing house and became operator of CCASS Central Clearing And Settlement System A computerised book-entry clearing and settlement system for transactions in securities listed on the Stock Exchange of HK May introduced Investor Account Service Mar became a wholly owned subsidiary of HKEx

4 4 Background HKSCC Participantship Brokers(433) Clearing Agency (1) Custodians (37) Stock Lender (0) Stock Pledgee (6) Investor Participants ( ~14,700) Figures as of 31 May 2006

5 5 Background Investor Account Service May introduce for individual and corporate investors in HK Dec accept BVI incorporated companies Jun open for Macau residents and corporations

6 6 Background Investor Account Service Three common options for shares custody in HK: There is another option: Entrust with HKSCC Keep physical certificates Entrust with a Broker Entrust with a Custodian Bank

7 7 Background Investor Account Service A Safe alternative….. ….. Legal protection for shares deposited with HKSCC ….. No need to worry about loss of physical certificates ….. No need to worry about loss of physical certificates

8 8 Admission Requirements Individual Investor Accounts HKID / Macau Resident ID Card Holder aged 18 or above Joint Individual Investor Accounts HKID Card Holders aged 18 or above Up to a maximum of 4 Investors per account

9 9 Admission Requirements Corporate Investor Accounts Corporations incorporated in HK under the HK Companies Ordinance, or by any legal entity incorporated in HK under HK Law Overseas Corporations incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) under the International Business Companies Act (IBC Act) Corporations incorporated in Macau under the Commercial Code of Macau

10 10 Admission Requirements Maintain a correspondence address in Hong Kong / Macau Maintain a HKD Designated Bank Account for CCASS money settlement purpose

11 11 Scope of Services Nature of Investor Account NOT mandatory A depository account for share custody Purchases and sales of stocks made by Investor Participants (“IP”) and the resulting settlements will continue to be handled by CCASS Broker or Custodian Participants

12 12 Scope of Services Transaction Flow CCASS Broker IP A/C Designated Bank IP’s Designated Bank 1 Place Order 2 Input Trade Order 3 Order Matching 4 Order Matching Result 5 Transactions transmit to CCASS 6 Input ISI 7 Affirm ISI 8 ISI settlement 9 IP Broker AMS/3 Broker’s Designated Bank Money Settlement 10

13 13 Scope of Services Stock transfer and settlement Custodial services Nominee services

14 14 Scope of Services Stock Transfer What is ISI ? Investor Settlement Instructions (“ISI”) are used to initiate stock transfer and money settlement electronically through CCASS between IP and Broker, Custodian or Stock Pledgee Participants

15 15 Scope of Services Money Settlement Electronic money settlement between CCASS and Participants: CCASS generates the following instructions for money settlement Electronic Payment Instruction (EPI) Direct Debit Instruction (DDI) / Direct Credit Instruction (DCI) To process the money settlement of an ISI between an IP and a Broker/ Custodian Participant To process the money settlement between an IP and CCASS e.g. dividend payment / fees

16 16 Scope of Services Money Settlement for ISI Three payment options are available for ISI transactions: Free of Payment (FOP) Delivery versus Payment (DVP) Realtime Delivery versus Payment (RDP)

17 17 Scope of Services Money Settlement Free of Payment (FOP) Money settlement is to take place outside CCASS and HKSCC is not involved IP should arrange with their counterparties if money settlement is required outside CCASS

18 18 Scope of Services Money Settlement (DVP) Delivery versus Payment (DVP) Shares settled in advance to money settlement An EPI will be generated and funds settled through the overnight interbank clearing Receipt of payment must be monitored by both delivering and receiving parties

19 19 Scope of Services Money Settlement (RDP) Realtime Delivery versus Payment (RDP) Shares will be put on-hold in the delivering Participant’s stock account CHATS payment instruction will be generated If payment is confirmed, the shares will be delivered to the receiving party immediately; Otherwise, the shares will be released back to the delivering party

20 20 Scope of Services Custodial Services IP can deposit or withdraw physical share certificates into or from CCASS Shares deposited in CCASS are re- registered under the name of HKSCC Nominees Limited Shares withdrawn from CCASS are required to be re-registered to the name of IP

21 21 Scope of Services Nominee Services Entitlement Distribution & Election Entitlement Distribution & Election Receive Corporate Documents Receive Corporate Documents Voting Subscription

22 22 Scope of Services Nominee Services Receive corporate information directly from listed issuers, e.g. annual reports and notices HKSCC will collect benefit entitlements for IPs and distribute to their stock / designated bank accounts electronically

23 23 Scope of Services Nominee Services HKSCC will credit the entitlement in relation to corporate actions (such as rights subscription, open offer / takeover, etc) directly to stock / designated bank accounts of IPs Choose to attend corporate meetings in person, appoint representatives to attend meetings or appoint HKSCC to vote for them

24 24 Scope of Services Others HKSCC will send statements and provide enquiry function to IP about the corporate actions and deadlines, such as subscription, voting & dividend election requiring their action Apply for initial public offering (IPO) and tender electronically via CCASS and have HKSCC credited allotted shares into their stock accounts and refunds to their designated bank accounts directly

25 25 Scope of Services - optional Short Message Services (SMS) Short Message Services (SMS) include: Investor Settlement Instructions (ISIs) Announcement summary and deadline for dividend election and voting instructions EIPO and tender announcements Rejected transactions such as Direct Debit Instruction

26 26 Scope of Services Communicating with CCASS CCASS CCASS Internet System CCASS Phone System Counter Service IP a/c - 1 Stock a,b,c…. IP a/c - 2 Stock a,b,c…. IP a/c - 3 Stock a,b,c….

27 27 CCASS Service Fees Stock Custody Fee $0.012 per board lot or odd lot minimum fee of $20 and maximum fee of $3,000 per month HKSCC charges IP the same fees as it charges other CCASS Participants (subject to adjustments in minimum and maximum fees, where appropriate)

28 28 CCASS Service Fees Dividend/Interest Collection Fee 0.12% of the cash amount of dividend/interest minimum fee of $10 and maximum fee of $500 per stock/debt in one currency on the same day ISI Stock Settlement Fee 0.002% of the gross value for each ISI transaction minimum fee of $2 and a maximum fee of $100 each transaction

29 29 Benefits Stock Custody Nominee Services Other Services Stock Deposit Stock Withdrawal Electronic Share Transfer Electronic Money Settlement Receive Corporate Documents Entitlement Distribution & Election Subscription Voting eIPO SMS Alert Message Stock Custody Nominee Services Other Services Stock Deposit Stock Withdrawal Electronic Share Transfer Electronic Money Settlement Receive Corporate Documents Entitlement Distribution & Election Subscription Voting eIPO SMS Alert Message

30 30 Benefits Control over the movement of shares deposited in CCASS Receive records of shareholdings in CCASS Enjoy better legal protection of shareholdings in CCASS Enjoy a variety of communication channels

31 31 Stock Segregated Account with Statement Service (SSA) Investors has to open SSA via brokers / custodians SSA is owned by brokers / custodians No legal relationship between HKSCC and SSA holders Stock in custody of and movement is controlled by brokers / custodians

32 32 Stock Segregated Account with Statement Service (SSA) A service enabling investors to reconcile their stockholdings and trading records kept by their brokers or custodians with statements issued by HKSCC Receive corporate communications direct from share registrars

33 33 Thank You


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