When under this Rules, the Clearing House becomes the escrow agent of any Escrow Asset in connection with the delivery of the underlying Commodity, the following shall apply:

(a) The Clearing House holds such Escrow Asset solely as escrow agent on behalf of the depositing party subject to this Rules or the relevant Contract Specifications. As escrow agent, the Clearing House shall act solely as a stakeholder for the convenience of the depositing party and in accordance with the terms for such escrow holding as may be set out in this Rules or the relevant Contract Specifications.
(b) None of the Clearing House, any of its directors, officers, agents or employees (collectively "Officers") shall be liable to any party for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with any act or omission with respect to the delivery and/or payment obligations of the depositing party during the period that the Clearing House is the escrow agent for such Escrow Asset or with respect to the non-release or delay in release of the Escrow Asset in accordance with the terms of the escrow unless the loss or damage is caused directly as a result of wilful breach or breach in bad faith by the Officers of the terms of the escrow.

Added on 22 September 200622 September 2006 and amended on 22 February 201022 February 2010 and 26 April 201326 April 2013.