In the context of the ongoing disputes regarding assets of the Central Bank of Iran (Bank Markazi), Clearstream Banking S.A., Luxembourg, a 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Börse AG, announced that it was served today with a complaint of Bank Markazi naming Banca UBAE S.P.A. (UBAE) and Clearstream as defendants.
The complaint filed before the Luxembourg courts primarily seeks the restitution of assets of Bank Markazi which the complaint alleges are held on accounts of UBAE and Bank Markazi with Clearstream totaling approximately USD 4.9 billion plus interest. Alternatively, Bank Markazi seeks damages in the same amount.
The assets sought include assets in the amount of approximately USD 1.9 billion that were turned over to US plaintiffs pursuant to a 2013 binding and enforceable US court order in a proceeding to which Bank Markazi was a party. The claim also addresses customer assets of approximately USD 2 billion, which include assets that are held at Clearstream and which are currently subject to US and Luxembourg litigation brought by US plaintiffs, and addresses assets that were previously transferred out of Clearstream to UBAE.
Clearstream informed that it will take all necessary and appropriate measures to vigorously contest the claims.