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Fitch Updates Global Rating Criteria for Structured Finance CDOs

July 16, 2014



NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fitch Ratings has updated its structured finance collateralized debt obligation (CDO) rating criteria.

The criteria report titled 'Global Rating Criteria for Structured Finance CDOs' replaces the report of the same name published on Sept. 12, 2013. The update is part of Fitch's policy of reviewing criteria annually and there are no significant changes in the rating criteria from the previous version of the report. Fitch does not expect any existing ratings to change as a result of this update.

The criteria report 'Global Rating Criteria for Structured Finance CDOs' is available on the Fitch Ratings website at 'www.fitchratings.com' under the sectors:

Sectors then Structured Finance then Structured Credit then Research

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research: Global Rating Criteria for Structured Finance CDOs

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=751136

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