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THE CANADIAN DEPOSITORY

FOR SECURITIES LIMITED ("CDS")

TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO CDS

REPORTING PROCEDURES

NOTICE OF EFFECTIVE DATE

A. Description of the Amendment

Background

CDS provides a variety of reports to its Participants which relate to their use of CDS services. Each report has a specific "report ID" which a Participant needs to enter on the CDS system to access that specific report. CDS has made amendments to its systems which requires CDS Participants to enter a new "report ID" to obtain a "CDS Expiry Date -- Upcoming Events List" report.

The Procedures marked for the amendments may be accessed at the CDS website at http://www.cds.ca.

Description of Proposed Amendments

The amendments to the CDS Reporting Procedures provide that the appropriate "report ID" which must be entered to access the "CDS Expiry Date -- Upcoming Events List" report has been changed to "REPORT01930" from the previous "report ID" of "01930".

B. Reasons for Technical Classification

The amendments proposed pursuant to this Notice are considered technical amendments as they concern matters of a technical nature in routine operating procedures and administrative practices relating to settlement services.

The proposed amendments relate to the introduction of minor systems changes to the CDXS system and the amendments to the Procedures will not have a significant impact on the operations or systems of Participants or other market participants. The proposed amendments will not result in any additional risk, costs or material systems enhancements to CDS or its Participants.

C. Effective Date of the Rule

The effective date for these amendments is February 6, 2006.

D. Questions

Questions regarding this notice may be directed to:

Toomas Marley,
Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Secretary,
The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited,
85 Richmond Street West,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2C9
Telephone: 416-365-8545
Fax: 416-365-1984
e-mail: attention@cds.ca

TOOMAS MARLEY,
VICE-PRESIDENT, LEGAL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY