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CDS CLEARING AND DEPOSITORY SERVICES INC. (CDS®)

TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO CDS PROCEDURES

HOUSEKEEPING ITEMS

NOTICE OF EFFECTIVE DATE



A. DESCRIPTION OF THE CDS PROCEDURE AMENDMENT

Please find attached proposed amendments to CDS Participant Procedures concerning Housekeeping items.

Access the proposed amendments to the CDS Procedures on the User documentation revisions web page (http://www.cds.ca/cdsclearinghome.nsf/Pages/-EN-blacklined?Open) and to the CDS Forms (if applicable) on Forms online (Click View by Form Category and in the Select a Form Category list, click External review) on the CDS Services web page (www.cdsservices.ca).

Description of Proposed Amendments

The proposed amendments are housekeeping amendments made in the ordinary course of review of CDS's Participant Procedures. They include the following:

• Updated CDSX procedures to include changes to NASDAQ/FINRA rule changes

• Updated CDSX procedures to include the removal of discontinued NSCC reports

• Updated CDSX forms to include Quebec sales tax (QST) updates

• Form #CDSX166 -- Notice of Record & Meetings Dates

• Form #CDSX796 -- Application for Participation: Appendix F, Calculation of Entrance Fees (page 32)

• Updated CDSX form to include 1042-S reporting -- detail file update

• Form #CDSX218 -- Data Transmission Request

CDS Procedure Amendments are reviewed and approved by CDS's Strategic Development Review Committee ("SDRC"). The SDRC determines or reviews, prioritizes and oversees CDS-related systems development and other changes proposed by participants and CDS. The SRDC's membership includes representatives from the CDS Participant community and it meets on a monthly basis.

These amendments were reviewed and approved by the SDRC on January 27, 2011.

B. REASONS FOR TECHNICAL CLASSIFICATION

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

C. EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CDS PROCEDURE AMENDMENT

Pursuant to Appendix A ("Rule Protocol Regarding The Review And Approval Of CDS Rules By The OSC") of the Recognition and Designation Order, as amended on November 1, 2006, and Annexe A ("Protocole d'examen et d'approbation des Règles de Services de Dépot et de Compensation CDS Inc. par l'Autorité des marchés financiers") of AMF Decision 2006-PDG-0180, made effective on November 1, 2006, CDS has determined that the proposed amendments will become effective on March 7, 2011.

D. QUESTIONS

Questions regarding this notice may be directed to:

Laura Ellick

Manager, Business Systems

CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.

85 Richmond Street West

Toronto, Ontario M5H 2C9

Telephone: 416-365-3872

Fax: 416-365-0842

e-mail: lellick@cds.ca