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Fitch Expects to Rate Banco Daycoval S.A.'s 4th Issuance of Letras Financeiras 'AA(bra)'

August 12, 2014

SAO PAULO & RIO DE JANEIRO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fitch Ratings expects to assign Banco Daycoval S.A.'s (Daycoval) upcoming issue of Brazilian Real denominated (BRL) fourth issuance of Letras Financeiras a national long-term rating of 'AA(bra)'.

The amount of the fourth issuance will be up to BRL400 million in two series, one with maturity within two years and one day, and the other with maturity within three years, the amount allocated to each of the two series will be defined by the end of the bookbuilding process. Interest rate and principal will be paid at maturity for both series. The interest rate will be defined during the bookbuilding process and will not exceed will be 113% over the Depositos Interfinanceiros (DI) rate in the series with maturity in the two-years and one day series and not exceed 116% over the DI rate in the three-years series and the net proceeds will be used by Daycoval to generate new businesses.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

The expected rating assigned to Daycoval's issuance of Letras Financeiras corresponds to Fitch's long-term national rating ('AA(bra)'; Outlook Stable) for the bank and ranks equal with its other senior unsecured debt.

Daycoval's ratings reflect the bank's consistent track record of performance, maintained through different cycles of the local economy, along with higher business diversification and comfortable liquidity and capitalization positions. The bank has recorded consistent profitability, even under stress scenarios, sustained by adequate asset pricing, strong cost control and low funding cost. It continues to adopt prudent liquidity management and adequate asset and liability management strategies that help to mitigate the burden of a less diversified funding base compared to larger peers. Business diversification to payroll deductible loans have allowed the bank to compensate the impact on margins of its more limited risk appetite for SME loans over the last two periods.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Given its current business model, with asset and liability concentrations inherent to its size, including its wholesale funding nature, the potential for an upgrade to Daycoval's ratings is limited.

The ratings could be negatively affected by continued asset quality deterioration which result in pressure on the bank's results (operating income to average asset ratio below 2%) and on capital (Fitch core capital ratio lower than 11%), which could be triggered by larger than expected asset quality deterioration and/or aggressive asset growth or cash dividend policy.

Originated in 1968, Daycoval is controlled by the Dayan family and has been listed on the Sao Paulo's exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2007.

Additional information available at 'www.fitchratings.com' or 'www.fitchratings.com.br'

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'Global Financial Institutions Rating Criteria' (Jan. 31, 2014);

--'National Scale Ratings Criteria' (Oct. 30, 2013).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

National Scale Ratings Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=720082

Global Financial Institutions Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=732397

Additional Disclosure

Solicitation Status

http://www.fitchratings.com/gws/en/disclosure/solicitation?pr_id=849335

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Fitch Ratings

Primary Analyst

Eduardo Ribas

Director

+55-11-4504-2213

Fitch Ratings Brasil Ltda.

Alameda Santos, 700 - 7th floor

Cerqueira Cesar - Sao Paulo - SP - CEP: 01418-100

or

Secondary Analyst

Claudio Gallina

Director

+55-11-4504-2213

or

Committee Chairperson

Franklin Santarelli

Managing Director

+1-212-908-0739

or

Media Relations

Jaqueline Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, +55 21 4503 2623

jaqueline.carvalho@fitchratings.com

or

Elizabeth Fogerty, New York, +1 212-908 0526

elizabeth.fogerty@fitchratings.com

Source: Fitch Ratings


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