The following documents must be submitted via email to the ISDA office in New York in order to adhere to the 2005 Novation Protocol:

  • One signed copy of the Adherence Letter, providing information on the contact person at the adhering party.

  • One conformed copy of the Adherence Letter. A conformed copy is an exact copy of the signed letter with the name of the person signing the letter typed on the signature line. A signature should not appear on the conformed copy of the letter.

Unlike previous protocols, ISDA will only accept email delivery of Adherence Letters. An Adhering Party is not required to send original Adherence Letters to the ISDA offices.

Please submit all Adherence Letters via email to protocol@isda.org. It is critical that both a scanned, signed Adherence Letter, as well as a scanned, conformed Adherence Letter is submitted. Entities will not be deemed to have adhered to the Protocol until both the signed and conformed Adherence Letters are submitted by email in accordance with the Adherence Period.

No other documents are required in order to adhere to the 2005 Novation Protocol. Supporting documentation, such as board resolutions or a list of authorized signatures, can be provided and will be held in safekeeping by ISDA, but it is not necessary to submit such documents in order to adhere to the Protocol. Access to supporting documentation will only be provided if requested in writing.

The Protocol will open for adherence on Monday September 12, 2005 however, the Effective Date of any of the amendments and agreements contained in the Protocol will be October 24, 2005.

Email address for Delivery of Adherence Letters:

protocol@isda.org