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Bank of North Dakota Aug 11
Standard & Poors, August 2011
Ownership by North Dakota Excellent capital Strong asset quality Concentration in North Dakota Large indirect exposure to agriculture A risk profile subject to shifting political conditions Limited capital flexibility Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' 'A+/Stable/A-1' rating on Bank of North Dakota (BND) reflects its ownership by the state of North Dakota, its excellent capital, and strong asset quality. The bank's concentration in North Dakota, its indirect exposure to agriculture, limited capital flexibility, and risks related to the changing political environment constrain the ratings. The rating includes a one-notch lift from the company's 'A' stand-alone credit profile (SACP), based on the application of our criteria for government-related entities (GREs). In our opinion, there is a high likelihood that North Dakota would...
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Bank of North Dakota