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KDPW Group

 


 

Krajowy Depozyt Papierów Wartościowych (the Central Securities Depository of Poland) is responsible for the settlement of transactions concluded on the regulated market and in ATS (alternative trading systems) and for the operation of the central securities depository. In addition, KDPW provides many services to issuers including dividend payments to shareholders, assimilation, exchange, conversion and split of shares, and execution of subscription rights.
The shareholders of KDPW, each holding equal shares of the company are: the State Treasury, the Warsaw Stock Exchange and the National Bank of Poland. KDPW shares may be purchased exclusively by: companies operating a stock exchange, companies operating the OTC market, Investment firms, the State Treasury, the National Bank of Poland, banks and Incorporated entities or other organisational units conducting activities related to the registration of securities, as well as the clearing or settlement of transactions in securities or operating a regulated market, having their registered offices in the territory of: an EU Member State other than the Republic of Poland; a European Economic Area Member State; or an OECD member country, if subject to the supervision of the relevant regulatory body in any such country.

      

KDPW_CCP is responsible for clearing transactions on the regulated market, OTC market and in the alternative trading system. KDPW_CCP clears transactions using a range of mechanisms which reduce the risk of counterparty default on a systemic basis. KDPW_CCP is equipped with capital, which can be used in the clearing guarantee system, thus reinforcing the safety of clearing. The company KDPW_CCP is 100 percent owned by Krajowy Depozyt Papierów Wartościowych (the Central Securities Depository of Poland).
Eligible as the Company’s shareholders are exclusively: KDPW S.A., companies which operate a regulated market in the territory of the Republic of Poland, the National Bank of Poland, as well as the following entities which are participants of the Central Securities Depository of Poland or participants of the clearing system operated by the Company: banks, investment companies and foreign investment companies.