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Fitch Publishes Updated Global Structured Finance & Covered Bonds Criteria Hierarchy

September 3, 2014



NEW YORK & BUENOS AIRES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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 August 1, 2014. Since its last publication, Fitch has updated and published the following SF and CVB criteria:

--'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', August 4;

--'Criteria for Evaluating Third-Party Partial Credit Guarantees', August 5;

--'Metodologia para la Evaluacion de Garantias Parciales de Credito de Terceras Partes', August 5;

--'Covered Bonds Rating Criteria', August 8;

--'Exposure Draft: U.S. RMBS Re-Performing Loan Criteria', August 11;

--'Criterios de Calificacion para RMBS en America Latina Anexo - Mexico', August 29.

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, 13 Cross-Sector, and 75 Sector-Specific criteria reports, as well as one Exposure Draft 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'.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research: Global Structured Finance & Covered Bonds Rating Criteria Hierarchy

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=769568

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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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