Company Profile

Introduction

The Central Depository & Settlement Corporation Limited (CDSC) is a limited liability Company approved by the Capital Markets Authority under Section 5 of the Central Depositories Act, 2000 to establish and operate a system for the central handling of deliveries and settlement of securities in the Capital Markets in Kenya. It commenced its operations as a central depository on 10th November 2004.

Incorporation

The Central Depository & Settlement Corporation Limited (CDSC) was incorporated on 23rd March 1999 under the Companies Act, 2000.

Nature Of Business

The business of the Company is to establish and operate a central depository system and provide central clearing, settlement and depository services for securities initially in Kenya in respect to securities listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange. The central depository system provides a centralized system for the transfer and registration of securities in electronic format without the necessity of physical certificates.

REGISTERED OFFICE

Nation Centre, 10th Floor
Kimathi Street
P O Box 3464 00100
NAIROBI
Tel: 254 020 2912000, 0724 256 130 or 0733 222 033
Fax: 254 020 2229405
Email: helpdesk@cdsckenya.com

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SHARE CAPITAL
The authorized and issued share capital of the CDSC is Kenya Shillings One Hundred Million (100,000,000/=) divided into One Million (1,000,000) shares of Kenya Shillings one hundred (100/=) each.


SHAREHOLDING
The shareholders of CDSC are:

The Capital Markets Challenge Fund Ltd.   

50%

Nairobi Securities Exchange Ltd.

22.5%

AKS Nominees Ltd.

18%

Capital Markets Investor Compensation Fund  

7%

Uganda Securities Exchange Ltd

2.5%

AUDITORS

Deloitte & Touche
Certified Public Accountants
Kirungii House,Ring Road, Westlands
P O Box 40092,
NAIROBI

BANKERS

Commercial Bank of Africa
Wabera Street/Standard Street
P O Box 30437 00100
NAIROBI     

CFCStanbic Bank
Kimathi Street
P O Box 72833 00200
NAIROBI


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