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Germany-Based WestLB AG And Subs 'A-/A-2' Affirmed After Sector Review; Outlook Negative Aug 08
Standard & Poors, August 2008
FRANKFURT (Standard & Poor's) Aug. 1, 2008--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today it affirmed its 'A-'long-term and 'A-2' short-term counterparty credit ratings on WestLB AG and its 100%-owned subsidiaries, Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank AG (WIB) and WestLB Covered Bond Bank PLC (WCBB) in conjunction with a sector review of four Landesbanks with the highest exposure to structured credit investments. The outlook on all entities remains negative. The 'AAA' ratings on WestLB's, WIB's, and WCBB's Pfandbriefe and covered bonds are not affected by the rating action. Standard & Poor's has not assigned ratings to capital instruments issued by WestLB or its subsidiaries. "The counterparty credit ratings on Germany-based WestLB AG are based solely on the expectation of ongoing ownership support, at least...
Companies mentioned in this report are: WestLB AG (Unsolicited Ratings)
Action: Outlook: Negative
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WestLB AG (Unsolicited Ratings)