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Fitch Publishes Updated Global Structured Finance & Covered Bonds Criteria Hierarchy

August 1, 2014



NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Global Structured Finance & Covered Bonds Rating Criteria Hierarchy

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=754431

Fitch Ratings has published an updated version of its interactive Global Structured Finance (SF) and Covered Bonds (CVB) Rating Criteria Hierarchy. It enables users to effectively navigate the various criteria reports related to the agency's coverage of the SF and CVB markets.

The updated report replaces the report of the same title previously published on July 1, 2014. Since its last publication, Fitch has updated and published the following SF and CVB criteria:

--'U.S. RMBS Master Rating Criteria', July 01;

--'Metodologia Global para calificar Notas Estructuradas de Vinculacion Crediticia Sencilla y Multiple', July 08;

--'U.S. Tobacco Settlement ABS Criteria', July 09;

--'Global Rating Criteria for Structured Finance CDOs', July 16;

--'Criteria for Servicing Continuity Risk in Structured Finance', July 17;

--'Riesgo de Interrupcion de Servicio de Administracion de Financiamiento Estructurado', July 18;

--'APAC Consumer ABS Rating Criteria', July 24;

--'Global Rating Criteria for Corporate CDOs', July 25;

--'RMBS Latin America Criteria Addendum -- Mexico (Mortgage Loss and Cash Flow Assumptions)', July 28.

The updated hierarchy report organizes all SF and CVB criteria reports based on applicability to different market sectors and provides direct links to the reports themselves. As of the date of the report, Fitch's SF and CVB groups maintain three Master, 14 Cross-Sector, and 75 Sector-Specific criteria reports and 12 Spanish translations.

The full document, titled 'Global Structured Finance & Covered Bonds Rating Criteria Hierarchy', is available on Fitch's website at www.fitchratings.com.

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

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Fitch Ratings

Darryl Osojnak, +1 212-908-0602

Managing Director

Global Structured Finance Criteria & Model Management

33 Whitehall Street

New York, NY 10004

or

Max Zalaznick, +1 212-908-0292

Associate Director

Global Structured Finance Criteria & Model Management

or

Media Relations:

Sandro Scenga, +1 212-908-0278

sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com

Source: Fitch Ratings


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