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In connection with the decision of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority of 3 March 2022 on the extension of the authorisation to provide clearing services as a CCP to the extent of activities connected with the clearing of repo transactions concluded in organised trading and the decision approving amendments to the Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading), including Appendix 1 “Table of Fees”, introduced by Resolution No. 14/497/21 of the KDPW_CCP S.A. Supervisory Board dated 11 May 2021 (as amended by Resolution No. 48/531/21 of the KDPW_CCP S.A. Supervisory Board dated 13 September 2021 and Resolution No. 8/552/22 of the KDPW_CCP S.A. Supervisory Board dated 16 March 2022), and the decisions of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority of 3 February and 3 March 2022 on the validation of a significant change to the margining model consisting in the inclusion of additional components of total risk in the calculation of margins, i.e., wrong way risk (WWR), and liquidity and concentration risk (LCR) introduced by Resolution No. 53/461/20 of the KDPW_CCP S.A. Supervisory Board dated 6 August 2020 (as amended by Resolution No. 70/478/20 of the KDPW_CCP S.A. Supervisory Board dated 9 October 2020), the Management Board of KDPW_CCP S.A. announces the amendments entered into force on 25 April 2022.
The amendments to the Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) are designed to support the following:
  • start of the clearing of conditional repo transactions which will be concluded in organised trading. KDPW_CCP S.A. will accept for clearing classic repo transactions in Treasury securities registered in KDPW, excluding index-linked bonds. Repo transactions will be covered by the existing transaction clearing liquidity guarantee system organised by KDPW_CCP S.A. from the moment of their acceptance into the KDPW_CCP S.A. clearing system (transactions concluded in organised trading operated by BondSpot S.A. will be covered by the existing GPW BondSpot ATS guarantee fund). According to the amended Table of Fees, fees will be calculated on the nominal value of transactions depending on the duration of the repo transaction, ranging from 0.0005% for 1-2 day transactions to a maximum of 0.008% for transactions between 6 months and one year; however, in order to promote the service, we offer a promotional reduction of the fee for the clearing of repo transactions in KDPW_CCP S.A. to 25% of the amount determined according to this point in the Table of Fees.
  • alignment of regulations in connection with the start of the clearing of repos.
    This implies among others the following:
    - clearing members will be entitled to name KDPW_CCP S.A. as the entity to perform the obligation of reporting repo transactions. Repos will be reported according to Regulation (EU) 2015/2365 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 on transparency of securities financing transactions and of reuse and amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012;
    - initial margins will be calculated separately for repo transactions in securities and other transactions;
    - KDPW_CCP S.A. will identify the counterparty to a repo transaction which, on a given day, according to the terms of the transaction, respectively, acquires an interest coupon or is obliged to transfer the interest coupon. KDPW_CCP S.A. will perform actions in respect of interest coupons provided that the coupon record date falls within the period starting on the settlement date of the opening leg of the repo transaction (inclusive) and the coupon payment date is determined no later than the settlement date of the closing leg of the repo transaction determined in accordance with the terms of the transaction (exclusive). Consequently, repo transactions should fulfil those conditions if they are to be cleared in the clearing system operated by KDPW_CCP S.A.;
  • start of buy-ins/auctions in the GUI system. KDPW_CCP S.A. will take actions in this process in order to buy securities subject to a transaction affected by a settlement fail by buying such securities. KDPW_CCP S.A. will carry out the process within, respectively, four business days after the expected settlement date of the transaction (where the transaction is in shares) or seven business days after the expected settlement date of the transaction (where the transaction is in securities other than shares). If a buy-in fails or is not possible, the participant affected by default may request KDPW_CCP S.A. to defer the buy-in until an appropriate later date calculated in accordance with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/1229 of 25 May 2018 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards on settlement discipline (OJ L 230 of 13 September 2018, p. 1).
    KDPW_CCP S.A. will carry out the buy-in primarily by way of auctions (i.e., by sending a proposal to buy securities to clearing members within the GUI system). The securities will be delivered within, respectively, four business days after the expected settlement date of the transaction (where the transaction is in shares) or seven business days after the expected settlement date of the transaction (where the transaction is in securities other than shares).
    If a buy-in is not possible or fails, KDPW_CCP S.A. will calculate and collect compensation from the defaulting participant and pay it to the participant affected by default. The compensation will also constitute a substitute benefit paid in accordance with the Act on Trading in Financial Instruments;
  • clarification of the provisions of the Rules of Transaction Clearing (Organised Trading) in connection with the calculation of cash penalties referred to in Article 7(2) of Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on improving securities settlement in the European Union and on central securities depositories and amending Directives 98/26/EC and 2014/65/EU and Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 (OJ L 257, 28 August 2014, as amended) as part of the handling of settlement fails;
  • introduction of additional buyer protection. Accordingly, a clearing member responsible for a settlement fail will be obliged to pay a cash benefit in the amount and on the terms set out in the Rules of Transaction Clearing (Organised Trading) in respect of the lost benefit of a participant affected by default or its client which it would have obtained as a result of the exercise of the property right attached to the affected securities provided that, among others, the right was exercised in direct connection with an optional corporate action (an event, other than a general meeting, such as a tender offer or an offer to exchange shares or an optional profit distribution). As a condition to use the additional buyer protection, clearing members are required to deliver in due time an appropriate declaration, in accordance with the template defined by KDPW_CCP S.A., of its or its client’s intention to exercise a property right attached to securities in connection with such optional corporate action and to use the additional buyer protection (if the exercise of such right requires that it or its client expresses its intention to exercise such right and it or its client has such intention). If a clearing member does not present the declaration, it or its client will be deemed to have waived the additional buyer protection and KDPW_CCP will not be obliged to provide the benefit in respect of the lost pecuniary benefit in connection with the optional corporate action;
  • introduction of the processing of auctions to close the positions of a defaulting participant resulting from transactions concluded in securities trading. The operation will be carried out in the event that KDPW_CCP S.A. terminates the participation agreement with the defaulting participant with immediate effect upon identification of an event of participant default. KDPW_CCP S.A. will, upon termination of the participation agreement with a clearing member with immediate effect, send to the other clearing members a proposal to open positions in order to close the position of the defaulting participant (KDPW_CCP S.A. may limit the number of clearing members to which it sends a proposal to open positions). A clearing member which has received a proposal to open positions will be entitled (but not obliged) to submit to KDPW_CCP S.A. an offer to conclude a transaction and will be bound by the offer until the end of the auction. Upon receipt of an offer, KDPW_CCP S.A. will either accept the terms of the received offer to conclude the transaction, and subsequently send a settlement order to the settlement institution to settle the transaction, or reject the offer;
  • adjusting the scope of actions taken by KDPW_CCP S.A. in case of clearing member default. In particular, the regulations have been amended with a view to the planned start of the clearing of repo transactions, the introduction of buy-ins and auctions, as well as the obligation to pay compensation, refund the difference in the price of securities or pay a cash benefit under the additional buyer protection;
  • the introduction of mandatory communications with clearing members via the GUI system in cases specified in the Rules of Transaction Clearing (Organised Trading) and the Detailed Rules of Transaction Clearing (Organised Trading). This will be additional communication, which is ultimately to be used by participants for certain activities in clearing systems. Therefore, the amendments introduce an obligation to handle additional communication in the process of auctions and buy-ins (submission of a declaration (access request) is required). Details were presented in a dedicated letter together with a access request template;
  • payment agents’ obligation to ensure the execution of payments to clearing members during the availability of the systems within which such function is performed.
  • changes of fees set out in the Table of Fees. Apart from the fee for the clearing of conditional repo transactions and its promotional reduction as described above, the changes in the fees are introduced, among others, in connection with the processing of settlement fails due to the lack of securities as well as the additional buyer protection. The fee related to the processing of settlement fails due to the lack of securities will be PLN 1,000 (if the failed settlement amount is no more than PLN 5,000,000) and PLN 2,500 (if the failed settlement amount is more than PLN 5,000,000). The fee for the use of the additional buyer protection will be PLN 1,000. In addition, other fees are introduced, such as a fee for actions taken at the request of a participant affected by default to shorten the settlement date of the closing leg of a repo transaction (a fee of PLN 2,500 charged to the clearing member who does not repair a settlement fail due to the lack of securities);
  • changes to the margining model. As part of initial margins, add-ons will be determined for wrong way risk (WWR) and liquidity and concentration risk (LCR). The concentration of positions and concentration limits will no longer be determined. The add-ons will be calculated on an ongoing basis, at clearing account level, separately for cash and derivatives positions.
    Accordingly, the initial margins required from clearing members will be determined using the risk parameters determined in accordance with the Detailed Rules of Transaction Clearing (Organised Trading) in respect of the members’ exposures including the following components:
    - a requirement covering the member’s potential future exposure following the identification of an event of member default (SPAN® margin),
    - a requirement reflecting the member’s current exposure as a result of actual market price movements (marking-to-market),
    - a requirement covering risks arising from the liquidity of financial instruments and the concentration of positions to the extent of the member’s exposure (Liquidity and Concentration), and
    - a requirement covering the risk arising from the correlation between a member’s exposure and its credit risk (Wrong Way Risk).
Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) - 01.01.2022 - 24.04.2022
Appendix 1 - Table of Fees
Appendix 2 – Priorities assigned to markets and prices taken as the reference price for the purpose of calculating the market value of securities
Appendix 3 – On-demand Lending Guarantee Fund Rules

Further to the decision of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority of 14 October 2021 approving amendments to the Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) adopted in Resolution No. 49/532/21  of the Supervisory Board of KDPW_CCP S.A. dated 13 September 2021 the amendments entered into force on 1 January 2022.
The amendments in the Table of Fees defined in Appendix No. 1 to the Rules of Transaction Clearing (Organised Trading) concerned fees for the management and administration of assets posted by clearing members as margins and contributions to relevant funds. The amendment is designed to introduce a fee structure which is universal regardless of the macroeconomic situation and interest rates. As a result, the structure and amount of the fee for the management and administration of assets contributed to the relevant fund and assets posted as margins has been modified and will consist of a fixed part calculated on the value of collateral deposited in cash, equal to 0.07% (a reduction from the current level of 0.1% per quarter) multiplied by the basis for calculating the fee in a given quarter, as well as a variable part in the amount of 20% of profits generated for the participants from the management of the collateral. The fee charged on posted securities will be reduced from 0.1% to 0.07% per quarter.
Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) - 01.12.2020 - 31.12.2021
Appendix 1 - Table of Fees
Appendix 2 – Priorities assigned to markets and prices taken as the reference price for the purpose of calculating the market value of securities
Appendix 3 – On-demand Lending Guarantee Fund Rules

Temporary reduction of the fee for management and administration of securities posted as contributions to the clearing fund and the relevant guarantee fund and posted as margins in the transaction clearing liquidity guarantee system or in the negotiated loan clearing liquidity guarantee system
(point 4.1 of the Table of Fees)
The reduction of the fees applied from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021
Resolution No. 10/493/21 of the KDPW_CCP Supervisory Board dated 29 March 2021 amended by Resolution No. 30/513/21 of the KDPW_CCP Supervisory Board dated 29 June 2021

Reduction of the fee for the participation type of “non-clearing member”. The fee for the year 2021 shall be PLN 5,000, If a participation agreement for the participation type of “non-clearing member” is concluded in the first half of 2021, the fee for the year shall be equal to the full amount of the reduced fee (PLN 5,000), and if in the second half of 2021, the fee shall be equal to ½ of the reduced fee (PLN 2,500).
(point 1.1 of the Table of Fees )
Resolution No. 12/495/21 of the KDPW_CCP Supervisory Board dated 29 March 2021.

Temporary reduction of the fee for management and administration of cash assets (other than cash assets in EUR) paid in as contributions to the clearing fund and the relevant guarantee fund and posted as margins in the transaction clearing liquidity guarantee system or in the negotiated loans clearing liquidity guarantee system.
(point 4.3 of the Table of Fees)
The reduction of the fees applied from 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021. Resolution No. 32/515/21 of the KDPW_CCP Supervisory Board dated 29 June 2021

Temporary reduction of the fee for the management and administration of cash posted as contributions to the clearing fund and the relevant guarantee fund and cash posted as margins in the transaction clearing liquidity guarantee system or in the negotiating lending clearing liquidity guarantee system
(point 4.3 of the Table of Fees)
The reduction of the fees applied from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020. Resolution No. 27/435/20 of the KDPW_CCP Supervisory Board dated 15 May 2020

Temporary reduction of the fee for management and administration of securities posted as contributions to the clearing fund and the relevant guarantee fund and posted as margins in the transaction clearing liquidity guarantee system or in the negotiated loan clearing liquidity guarantee system
(point 4.1 of the Table of Fees)
The reduction of the fees applied from 1 October 2020 to 31 December 2020. Resolution No. 63/471/20 of the KDPW_CCP Supervisory Board dated 17 September 2020

Further to the decision of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority of 3 November 2020 approving amendments to the Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) adopted in Resolution No. 7/415/20  of the Supervisory Board of KDPW_CCP S.A. dated 4 March 2020 (as amended by Resolution No. 52/460/20  of the Supervisory Board of KDPW_CCP S.A. dated 6 August 2020 and Resolution No. 71/479/20 of the Supervisory Board of KDPW_CCP S.A. dated 9 October 2020) the Management Board of KDPW_CCP S.A. announces that the amendments entered into force on 1 December 2020.
The amendments of the Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) under those Resolutions aim to:
  • introduce an additional channel of electronic communications (GUI system) to the regulations, which not only gives users access to the clearing system but also supports the submission of information and declarations in electronic format in the system as referred to in the Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) or regulations issued thereunder, including in particular orders to open or close clearing accounts, orders concerning collateral, and (at a later date) orders concerning position transfers. The GUI system in its proposed form (i.e., including the aforementioned functionalities) will be available on the KDPW_CCP S.A. website under a dedicated agreement to be proposed by KDPW_CCP (the content of the new agreement and the new access request applications required to join the GUI system in its proposed form will be communicated at a later date). It should be noted that the SWI system will continue to operate as the mandatory communication system for participants while the GUI system, including the functionalities defined in the KDPW_CCP regulations and operated via the KDPW S.A. system, will be optional;
  • introduce provisions governing the terms and conditions of communications in special circumstances, including in the event of a contingency or other significant threats, such as the current epidemic threat. Consequently, in such circumstances, derogations will be allowed from the requirements of the Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) or regulations issued thereunder regarding the format of documents containing declarations or information, subject to mutual consent of KDPW_CCP and the participant. The Management Board of KDPW_CCP S.A. may, in its Resolution, define circumstances where declarations or information should be submitted in electronic format via the SWI system or the GUI system or in writing;
  • introduce provisions authorising the use, in the event of default of a clearing member participating in more than one clearing system organised by KDPW_CCP, of any surplus which:
    - remains after the payment of the member’s debits due by virtue of its participation in another system organised by KDPW_CCP;
    - represents such member’s own funds; or
    - has been contributed by that member as collateral securing all transactions cleared by such member or transactions concluded and cleared on the member’s account.
    In that case, in accordance with ESMA guidance, KDPW_CCP should freely pay any debits arising from the clearing of transactions by using also such own funds of the member rather than returning such funds and using contributions of other members posted in the fund. Consequently, such funds should constitute part of the of each transaction clearing liquidity guarantee system. Therefore, such surplus will, once posted in the relevant account managed for KDPW_CCP, constitute financial collateral contributed as initial deposit to each of the systems;
  • introduce other amendments of editorial nature.
Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) - 01.08.2020 - 30.11.2020
Appendix 1 - Table of Fees
Appendix 2 – Priorities assigned to markets and prices taken as the reference price for the purpose of calculating the market value of securities
Appendix 3 – On-demand Lending Guarantee Fund Rules

In connection with the decision of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority of 11 May 2020 approving amendments to the Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) adopted in Resolution No. 6/414/20  of the Supervisory Board of KDPW_CCP S.A. dated 4 March 2020, the Management Board of KDPW_CCP S.A. announces that the amendments entered into force on 1 August 2020.
The amendment to the Table of Fees attached in Appendix 1 to the Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) is connected with the expected launch by KDPW_CCP S.A. of the clearing of transactions in Treasury bonds to be organised by BondSpot S.A. as an alternative trading system.
Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) - 01.07.2020 - 31.07.2020
Appendix 1 - Table of Fees
Appendix 2 – Priorities assigned to markets and prices taken as the reference price for the purpose of calculating the market value of securities
Appendix 3 – On-demand Lending Guarantee Fund Rules

In connection with the decision of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority of 15 June 2020 approving amendments to the Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) adopted in Resolution No. 25/433/20  of the Supervisory Board of KDPW_CCP S.A. dated 15 May 2020, entered into force on 1 July 2020.

The amendments concern the Table of Fees laid out in Appendix 1 to the Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading), including:
  • fees for the management and administration of cash posted as contributions to the relevant fund and cash posted as margins (excluding cash in EUR) – change of the minimum fee threshold;
  • fees charged on posted securities – reduction of the fee from 0.2% to 0.1% per quarter and removal of maximum and minimum fee amounts.

In connection with Resolution No. 27/435/20 of the Supervisory Board of KDPW_CCP S.A. dated 15 May 2020, the fee for the management and administration of cash posted as contributions to the clearing fund and the relevant guarantee fund and cash posted as margins in the transaction clearing liquidity guarantee system or in the negotiating lending clearing liquidity guarantee system, referred to in point 4.3 of the Table of Fees, will be reduced from the effective date of the amendments of the Table of Fees under Resolution No. 25/433/20 of the Supervisory Board of KDPW_CCP S.A. to 31 December 2020 as follows: if the amount of the fee equal to 0.1% times the basis for the calculation of the fee in a quarter is more than 100% of the income earned for the participant in the quarter, the fee charged to the participant for the quarter will be equal to 100% of such income.
Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) - 01.10.2019 - 30.06.2020
Appendix 1 - Table of Fees
Appendix 2 – Priorities assigned to markets and prices taken as the reference price for the purpose of calculating the market value of securities
Appendix 3 – On-demand Lending Guarantee Fund Rules

 

Temporary waiver of the fees for registration of transactions in short-term, mid-term and long-term Treasury bonds futures contracts and in WIBOR reference rates futures contracts and for transferring positions in such contracts
(points 3.1.1.3. and 3.1.1.3.1. of the Tabel of Fees)

The waiver of the fees applied from 1 January 2019 to 29 February 2020.
Resolution No. 7/354/19 of the KDPW_CCP Supervisory Board dated 31 January 2019 amended by Resolution No. 51/398/19 of the KDPW_CCP Supervisory Board dated 23 September 2019

On 1 October 2019 the amendements to the following rules entered into force:
1. Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) - in connection with the decision of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority of 5 September 2019 approving amendments to the Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) under Resolution No. 44/346/18 of the KDPW_CCP S.A. Supervisory Board dated 21 December 2018 as amended by Resolution No. 39/386/19 of the KDPW_CCP S.A. Supervisory Board dated 17 June 2019 and Resolution No. 46/393/19 of the KDPW_CCP S.A. Supervisory Board dated 12 August 2019,
2. Rules of the Clearing Guarantee Fund - in connection with the decision of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority of 5 September 2019 approving amendments to the Rules of the Clearing Guarantee Fund under Resolution No. 45/347/18 of the KDPW_CCP S.A. Supervisory Board dated 21 December 2018 as amended by Resolution No. 40/387/19 of the KDPW_CCP S.A. Supervisory Board dated 17 June 2019,
3. Rules of the WSE BondSpot ATS Guarantee Fund ,the amendments are aimed at adjusting the provisions of the Rules of the WSE BondSpot ATS Guarantee Fund to the amendments to the Rules of the clearing fund and include, i.e. the introduction of a process of daily updating of clearing members' required contributions.
Draft Rules of the WSE BondSpot ATS Guarantee Fund
The following modifications are to be expected as a result of the entry into force of the aforementioned amendments to the Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading), the Rules of the Clearing Guarantee Fund and the Rules of the WSE BondSpot ATS Guarantee Fund:
  • clearing members’ required contributions to the clearing fund and the relevant guarantee funds managed by KDPW_CCP will be updated on a daily basis,
  • the methodology of calculating the fund value and the participants’ contributions will be modified as follows,
  • additional margins will no longer be required,
  • the maximum value of the funds will no longer be determined,
  • the minimum contribution to each fund will be adjusted,
  • a single institution code will be used for the purposes of participation in the funds,
  • certain matters concerning clearing member default will be clarified in the regulations,
  • the amount of the flat-rate withholding tax charged to non-resident clearing members will be defined,
  • clause will be added authorising clearing members to terminate the participation agreement unilaterally, together with all transactions, in the event of KDPW_CCP default.
Rules of Transaction Clearing (organised trading) - 21.02.2018 - 30.09.2019
Appendix 1 - Table of Fees
Appendix 2 – Priorities assigned to markets and prices taken as the reference price for the purpose of calculating the market value of securities
Appendix 3 – On-demand Lending Guarantee Fund Rules
      Appendix 1 – Rules for determining the amount of contributions to the on-demand lending guarantee fund

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