TECHNOLOGY

Activity Continued To Grow In November 2007

Clearstream processed 2.70 million international transactions in November 2007, a 24% rise over November 2006 76% were Over the Counter (OTC) transactions and 24% were registered as stock exchange transactions. Domestic settlement transactions in Germany stood at 4.14 million compared

Clearstream processed 2.70 million international transactions in November 2007, a 24% rise over November 2006: 76% were Over the Counter (OTC) transactions and 24% were registered as stock exchange transactions.

Domestic settlement transactions in Germany stood at 4.14 million compared to 3.28 million for the same month last year, a rise of 26%. Of these transactions 67% were stock exchange transactions and 33% OTC transactions.

The value of assets under custody on behalf of customers rose to 10.7 trillion, an 11% increase from November 2006. Securities held under custody in Clearstream's international business experienced a rise of 11% from 4.40 trillion to 4.80 trillion.

On the domestic German business, securities held under custody rose by 12 percent from 5.30 trillion to 5.9 trillion. For the Global Securities Financing services, monthly average outstandings reached 364.20 billion.

The combined services, which include triparty repo, securities lending and collateral management, experienced a rise of 25% from November 2006.

The Investment Funds services processed 425.240 transactions in November, 34% more than a year ago.