On 21 April 2023 the Bulgarian National Bank (“BNB”) informed its CSD participants that the European Central Bank has confirmed 11 September 2023 as the migration date to T2S for both BNB and Central Depository AD (“CDAD”).
BNB has further announced that testing with CSD participants shall take place in the period 19 June - 18 August 2023. Further details, including specific test dates and scenarios shall be announced separately.
At the same time, Central Depository AD has announced a new T2S Spotlight seminar with market participants which is to be held on 9 May 2023. The seminar is expected to provide updates on CDAD’s forthcoming joining to T2S such as:
Formatting changes in the templates of settlement instructions and client registration
Testing schedule for CDAD members
Harmonization and standards for corporate actions
Impact on investors: For information purposes