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Update: Russia-Ukraine Conflict

In light of the recent geopolitical tensions associated with Russia and to address any associated increased volatility, Interactive Brokers will be implementing an increase in the margin requirements for Russian equity products (stocks, ETFs and/or equity options).

Updated Margins

Trading accounts holding Russian products should expect long and short maintenance margin to be increased to the following levels:

Affected Products Long Maintenance Margin Short Maintenance Margin
Russian ETFs/ETPs 25% 25%
Russian Stocks 25% 50%

Timeline of Change

The increase will be phased in over a series of daily increments in the period starting from the New York close on February 24. The new temporary margin levels will be maintained until February 28.

Recommended Actions

We strongly recommend that accounts with exposure to mentioned Russian securities to take the necessary steps to ensure margin compliance throughout the implementation schedule. Accounts that are not margin compliant are subject to immediate and automated liquidation by Interactive Brokers.

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Euro Pacific Securities will not be held responsible for pricing and conditional discrepancies that may arise in the normal course of offering Euro Pacific Trader. Customers should always review and rely on the conditions that are shown directly on Euro Pacific Trader, and it is the responsibility of all customers to carefully review the conditions of every action before approving execution on Euro Pacific Trader.

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