With Maja Czubernat
Effective July 1, 2009, CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. (CDS) is requiring all issuers that use the book-entry-only (BEO) services provided by CDS to enter into a new agreement (the BEO Securities Services Agreement) with CDS to make BEO issues eligible for deposit at CDS and to maintain the eligibility of securities of an issuer for BEO services.