Commerzbank 'A/A-1' Ratings Affirmed On Acquisition Of EssenHyp And Q3 Results; Outlook Stable Nov 07
- ID: 1752102
- November 2007
- Standard & Poors
FRANKFURT (Standard & Poor's) Nov. 12, 2007--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today it affirmed its 'A/A-1' long- and short-term counterparty credit ratings on Germany-based Commerzbank AG. The outlook is stable. The affirmation follows the bank's announcement to acquire the remaining 49% of Hypothekenbank in Essen (EssenHyp), which it does not already own, by January 2008. The affirmation also reflects a review of Commerzbank's third-quarter results. "The impact of the acquisition on Commerzbank's capital ratio is marginal," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst Stefan Best. "Although EssenHyp had already been integrated into Commerzbank's risk-management systems, we consider that clarity in EssenHyp's ownership structure will foster closer business integration into the Commerzbank group's public finance strategy and treasury operations," he added....
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