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Research Update: WestLB 'A-' L-T Rating On CreditWatch Negative Pending Further Decisions On Support And Future Dec 08
Standard & Poors, December 2008
On Dec. 1, 2008, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services placed its 'A-' long-term counterparty credit ratings on WestLB AG and its 100% owned subsidiaries, Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank (WIB) and WestLB Covered Bond Bank PLC (WCBB) on CreditWatch with negative implications. The 'A-2' short-term ratings were affirmed. We have not assigned ratings to upper tier 2 or tier 1 capital instruments issued by WestLB. The CreditWatch placement reflects our concerns about the timing and scope of additional support measures by WestLB's owners as well as pending decisions on its future. Although we acknowledge that the owners demonstrated their commitment to prevent a potential collapse of the bank in March 2008, we believe that negative market and economic developments since that time require...
Companies mentioned in this report are: WestLB AG (Unsolicited Ratings),NRW.BANK,Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank,EAA Covered Bond Bank Public Ltd Co.
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
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WestLB AG (Unsolicited Ratings),NRW.BANK,Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank,EAA Covered Bond Bank Public Ltd Co.