Shareholder Communication Enhancement SCE): Customer testing approach for ISO 20022 rollout for General Meetings - Update

12.10.2021

Note: This announcement originally published on 7 September 2021 and updated on 21 September 2021, has been further updated to provide customers with updates to the attached "Test Guide and Test Case Description" and "Customer Testing Registration Form". 

Further to Announcements L20022 and L21033, Clearstream Banking1 is committed to assisting LuxCSD2 customers to prepare the activation of ISO 20022 for General Meetings (GM) on 22 November 2021.

Therefore, Clearstream Banking will offer customer tests during a dedicated test window from 25 October to 12 November 2021, the timeline will be divided into three weeks.

Customers willing to participate in the testing must register. The Test Registration Form, as well as practical information on testing including detailed Test Case Description, are available in the attachments below. The registration should be completed by 6 October 2021.

Customers subscribed to the Clearstream Enhanced Proxy Voting service with Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) in production and not planning to switch to the Clearstream Legacy GM Services are not required to participate in the connectivity and functional testing of the new Clearstream legacy message flow as the message exchange will stay with ISS.

Customers using a full outsourcing provider are requested to clarify with their provider if they want to participate in the testing for an account with their institution or not.

Customer Testing Approach

The aim of this customer testing of ISO 20022 rollout for GM is to ensure connectivity and a functional GM message exchange in ISO 20022 format between Clearstream Banking and LuxCSD customers and to test the new Meeting Event Subdomain in the Xact Web Portal, including download and upload functionality.

This customer testing will not provide detailed and production content within the test case messages. There is also no end-to-end test with depositories. Clearstream Banking will simulate the end-to-market messages flow with their domestic depositories separately.

Messages in Scope

In scope of the customer testing for the ISO 20022 rollout for General Meetings are the following messages via the connectivity channel SWIFTNet FINPlus:

MessageDefinition

Abbreviated Name

Message Identifier

MeetingNotification

MENO

seev 001.001.08

MeetingCancellation

MECN

seev 002.001.07

 MeetingEntitlementNotification 

MENT

seev 003.001.07

 MeetingInstruction

MEIN

seev 004.001.07

 MeetingInstructionCancellation

MEIC

seev 005.001.07

 MeetingInstructionStatus

MEIS

seev 006.001.07

 MeetingVoteExecutionConfirmation

MECO

seev 007.001.07

 MeetingResultConfirmation

MERD 

seev 008.001.07

ISINs for testing

The following 10 ISINs will be used for the customer testing:

ISIN

Type

Name

XS1115459528

Bonds

Bank of Communications Co.Ltd. EO-FLR Notes 2014(21/26)

XS1115208107

Bonds

Morgan Stanley EO-Medium-Term Notes 2014(23)

US5949181045

Equities

MICROSOFT CORP. Registered Shares DL-,00000625

ES0112501012

Equities

Ebro Foods S.A. ACCIONES NOM. EO 0,60

DE0005588008

Equities

PILKINGTON DEUTSCHLAND AG Inhaber-Aktien o.N.      

DE000A0XYG76

Equities

Deutsche Rohstoff AG Namens-Aktien o.N. 

GB00BYN5BY03

Equities

Global Graphics S.E. Registered Shares EO -,01

FR0000044448

Equities

NEXANS S.A. Actions Port. EO 1

LU0592216393

ETF

Xtrackers Spain Inhaber-Anteile 1C-EUR o.N.

IT0001063210

Equities

MEDIASET S.P.A. Azioni nom. EO 0,52

The following ISINs should be considered as backup:

ISIN

Type

Name

XS1112829947

Bonds

Diageo Finance PLC EO-Med.-Term Notes 2014(24/24)

US0378331005

Equities

Apple Inc. Registered Shares o.N.

ES0144580Y14

Equities

Iberdrola S.A. Acciones Port. EO -,75

BE0974294267

Equities

Nyrstar Actions au Port. o.N.

DE000A1TNUT7

Equities

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG Namens-Aktien o.N.

DE0007239402

Equities

SIMONA AG Inhaber-Aktien o.N.

FI0009002422

Equities

Outokumpu Oyj Registered Shares Cl.A o.N.

IE00BM67HK77

ETF

Xtr. (IE)-MSCI Wrld Health Care Registered Shares 1C USD o.N.

MT0000400102

Equities

RS2 Software PLC Reg. Shares EO -,06

AT00000FACC2

Equities

FACC AG Inhaber-Aktien o.N.

Testing preparation

Customers should ensure all above ISINs are available in their test environments.

The backup ISINs will only be used if there is any unforeseen issue with the securities reference data.

Further information

If customers have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at OneClearstream@clearstream.com.

For further information, customers may contact Clearstream Banking Client Services or their Relationship Officer.

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1. Clearstream Banking refers collectively to Clearstream Banking S.A., registered office at 42, avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg, and registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register under number B-9248, and Clearstream Banking AG, registered office at 61, Mergenthalerallee, 65760 Eschborn, Germany and registered in Register B of the Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main, Germany under number HRB 7500.

2. LuxCSD refers to LuxCSD S.A., registered office at 42, Avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg, registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register under number B-154.449.