|Company Circular No:|
LCH.Clearnet LLC Circular No 9
|Service Circular No:||SwapClear Circular No 94|
|Date:||20 September 2013|
|To:||All SwapClear Clearing Members|
On September 30th 2013 the Association of Banks in Singapore will discontinue the calculation and publication of the existing SGD-SOR-Reuters rate (the “Old Rate”) and will begin publication of a new SGD-SOR-VWAP rate (the “Replacement Rate”) on 1 October 2013.
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As a consequence of the above, LCH.Clearnet LLC intends to take steps with respect to SwapClear US services such that:
Owing to unavailability of the Old Rate, and pursuant to Procedure 2A.7.12, all open SwapClear Contracts referencing the SGD-SOR-Reuters rate will be maintained in accordance with reset rates determined by reference to SGD-SOR-VWAP from (and including) 1 October 2013;
the SwapClear Eligibility Criteria will be amended such that all new SwapClear Transactions with a first fixing date on or after 1 October must reference the Replacement Rate; and
pursuant to paragraph 1.5 of the Schedule to the SwapClear Regulations the SwapClear Contract Terms will be amended to incorporate the new ISDA definition of the Replacement Rate (and corresponding rule changes will also be made).
Changes to the rulebook have been self-certified with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and will become effective on October 4th 2013.
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