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Research Update: Citigroup Inc. 'AA-/A-1+' Counterparty Credit Ratings Placed On CreditWatch Negative Sep 08
Standard & Poors, September 2008
On Sept. 29, 2008, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services placed its ratings on Citigroup Inc., including the 'AA-/A-1+' counterparty credit rating, and the 'AA/A-1+' counterparty credit ratings on its bank affiliates, on CreditWatch with negative implications. The action reflects continued pressures on Citigroup's own performance from write-downs on market-disrupted assets and the loan portfolios. The merger agreement with Wachovia Corp., announced today, does not in itself materially add to the risk for Citigroup, because it is structured essentially as an acquisition of a "clean" bank. On a stand-alone basis, Citigroup's own market-disrupted assets and mortgage loan exposures pose significant risk. Of the riskiest of Wachovia Bank's $800 billion of assets, $300 billion would initially have $30 billion of reserves. These...
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
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