National Settlement Depository (NSD) is the central securities depository of the Russian Federation. The status of central securities depository was assigned to NSD by the Russian Federal Financial Markets Service’s order on 6 November 2012. NSD holds professional securities market participant license #177-12042-000100 for depository operations issued by the Russian Federal Financial Markets Service on 19 February 2009, and license #3294 for bank operations issued by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on 26 July 2012. The license ¹ 077-00004-000010 for the clearing activity was issued by the FFMS of Russia on 20 December 2012. Registered office: 12, Spartakovskaya St., Moscow, Russia.