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S&PCORRECT: Countrywide Financial Corp. Rating Lowered To 'BB+/B'; On CreditWatch Developing
Standard & Poors, May 2008
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) May 2, 2008--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it lowered its ratings on Countrywide Financial Corp. and Countrywide Home Loans Inc. to 'BB+/B' from 'BBB+/A-2'. We also lowered our rating on Countrywide Bank fsb to 'BBB/A-2' from 'A-/A-2'. The rating actions were due to the disclosure in Bank of America Corp.'s (BAC) May 1 Form S-4/A filing relating to the terms of the merger between BAC and Countrywide and a new reference regarding the treatment of Countrywide's indebtedness. All of our ratings on Countrywide are now on CreditWatch Developing, a revision from CreditWatch Positive (where they were placed Jan. 11, 2008) due to the new level of uncertainty as to the ultimate legal...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Countrywide Financial Corp.,Bank of America Corp.,Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.,Countrywide Bank fsb
Action: On CreditWatch:Developing
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Countrywide Financial Corp.,Bank of America Corp.,Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.,Countrywide Bank fsb