If so required under the relevant Contract Specifications, a Selling Member and/or Buying Member in a delivery contract shall post or cause its respective Seller or Buyer to post with the Clearing House as escrow agent a Performance Deposit and/or other payment (including but not limited to contract value) as may be prescribed under the relevant Contract Specifications (such person responsible for posting the Performance Deposit or other payment being referred to as the "depositing party"), at such time as provided under the relevant Contract Specifications, as security for the benefit of the counterparty under the delivery contract for the performance of the depositing party's obligations under the delivery contract. For the avoidance of doubt, posting of Performance Deposits or other payments by the depositing party is to be made without any set-off or withholding.

Added on 22 September 200622 September 2006 and amended on 26 January 200726 January 2007, 1 October 20091 October 2009 and 26 April 201326 April 2013.