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Originating Department:Risk Management
Company Circular No:LCH.Clearnet Ltd Circular No 3142
Service Circular No:LME 452

24 April 2012

To:All LME Clearing Members

LME Margin Rate Changes

  1. LCH.Clearnet Ltd has, after consultation with LME, set the London SPAN margin parameters marked in bold and italic on the attached document.

  2. The changes will be made effective from the close of business on Thursday 26 April 2012 and will be reflected in margin calls on Friday 27 April 2012.

  3. This circular supersedes circular No:  LCH.Clearnet Ltd Circular No 3126; LME/451 dated 7 March 2012.

  4. Details of margin rates are available on the LCH.Clearnet website ( under Risk Management > Ltd > Margin rate circulars.

  5. Please click  on the LME Margin Rate Spreadsheet  for the revised SPAN parameters marked in bold and italic. 

  6. For further information please contact: Risk Operations   +44 (0)20 7426 7520

Nicholas Lincoln
Director, Market Risk

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