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Research Update: WestLB Covered Bond Bank PLC LT Rating Lowered To 'A'; UNGUARANTEED Ratings Lowered To 'BBB+' Jul 05
Standard & Poors, July 2005
On July 14, 2005, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered to 'A' from 'A+' its long-term counterparty credit rating on WestLB Covered Bond Bank PLC (WCBB). The 'A-1' short-term ratings and the 'AAA' senior secured debt ratings on the bank's covered bonds (Irish Asset Covered Securities; ACS) were affirmed. The outlook is negative. At the same time, Standard & Poor's lowered its rating on WCBB's senior unsecured unguaranteed debt issues (UNGUARANTEED rating) to 'BBB+' from 'A-'. The unguaranteed 'BBB+' rating is similar to the long-term counterparty rating after July 18, 2005, and corresponds with an 'A-2' unguaranteed short-term counterparty rating. The rating actions reflect Standard & Poor's view of the bank's reduced strategic importance to its parent WestLB AG (AA-Negative/A-1+;...
Companies mentioned in this report are: EAA Covered Bond Bank Public Ltd Co.,WestLB AG (Unsolicited Ratings)
Action: Outlook: Negative
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EAA Covered Bond Bank Public Ltd Co.,WestLB AG (Unsolicited Ratings)