2004 Americas Interdealer Master Equity Derivatives Confirmation Agreement and March 2004 Canadian Supplement to the Master Confirmation

2004 Americas Interdealer Master Equity Derivatives Confirmation Agreement and March 2004 Canadian Supplement to the Master Confirmation

The 2004 Americas Interdealer Master Equity Derivatives Confirmation Agreement (the “Master Confirmation”) covers Index Options, Index Swaps and Index Basket Swaps, Share Options, and Share Swaps and Share Basket Swaps on U.S. underliers. ISDA has also published the March 2004 Canadian Supplement to the Master Confirmation for transactions on Canadian underliers. The publication of this Master Confirmation is intended to encourage wholesale adoption of the 2002 ISDA Equity Derivatives Definitions (the “2002 Definitions”) and to simultaneously address large numbers of unsigned equity derivatives confirmations amongst the dealer community. This Master Confirmation is not intended to be a master confirmation for OTC equity derivative transactions with entities that are not dealers, as many dealers’ elections under the 2002 Definitions differ depending on the particular risks that they are hedging. The Master Confirmation, which dealers will enter into bilaterally, incorporates the 2002 Definitions, is subject to the applicable ISDA Master Agreement between such dealers, includes four General Terms Confirmations (each an Annex) with agreed upon house elections, and is supplemented with a related Transaction Supplement including trade details. Dealers may also agree on a bilateral basis to subject outstanding trades to the Master Confirmation on a retroactive basis.

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