CUSIP ID Requests Surge in January, Signal Growing Security Issuance in 2013

 CUSIP ID Requests Surge in January, Signal Growing Security Issuance in 2013

CUSIP Requests for US and International Corporates and Munis Project Strong
Worldwide Capital Markets Volume in Q1

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CUSIP Global Services (CGS) today
announced the release of its CUSIP Issuance Trends Report for January 2013.
The report, which tracks the issuance of new security identifiers as an early
indicator of debt and capital markets activity, suggests strong volume in
corporate and municipal bond issuance over the next 30-90 days.

CUSIP requests for new US corporate equity and debt issues increased over
14.5% in January 2013, with 1,719 new CUSIP IDs requested in the month, versus
1,501 in January 2012.The January total is down slightly on a month-to-month
basis from the December 2012 total of 1,743 new CUSIP ID requests.

Municipal CUSIP requests also grew in the first month of the year, with 995
new muni identifiers requested in January 2013, a 6.1% increase over January
2012. Across all categories of public financing, including notes and
partially insured offerings, municipal-related CUSIP requests were up 10.2%
this month.

Internationally, debt and equity CUSIP requests have begun to show signs of a
rebound in 2013, with all categories of international identifiers logging
double-digit or more percentage gains from January 2013. International equity
CUISP requests in January rose 12% year-over-year and international debt CUSIP
requests more than doubled from last year's levels, increasing 122.2%.

"The capital markets are exhibiting all of the signs of another robust year of
new debt and equity issuance," said Richard Peterson, Director, Global Markets
Intelligence, S&P Capital IQ. "While the favorable interest rate environment
in the US has been a consistent driver of new issuance, the same had not been
true in international markets throughout 2012; we may be witnessing a turning
point for international markets."

To view a copy of the full CUSIP Issuance Trends report, please click here.

To view a video commentary of this month's CUSIP Issuance Trends with Richard
Peterson, please click here.

Following is a breakdown of new CUSIP identifier requests by asset class
year-to-date through January 2013:

Asset Class         2013 ytd 2012 ytd YOY Change
Int'l Debt^1        220      99       122.2%
Long Term Note      22       13       69.2%
Private Placement   232      193      20.2%
US Corporates       1,719    1,501    14.5%
Int'l Equity^2      231      206      12.1%
CDs < 1 yr Maturity 266      241      10.4%
Municipals          995      938      6.1%
Short Term Note     90       95       -5.3%
CDs > 1 yr Maturity 510      540      -5.6%

The CUSIP Global Services trends report is issued to the marketplace on a
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identifying financial instruments across institutions, exchanges and nations,
enabling financial services firms to benefit from improved operating
efficiencies and substantially reduced administrative costs. CUSIP Global
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^1 "International" Debt refers to market requests for CUSIP International
Numbers ("CINS") for non-U.S. debt offerings

^2 "International" Equity refers to market requests for CUSIP International
Numbers ("CINS") for non-U.S. equity offerings

SOURCE CUSIP Global Services
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