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Danske Bank A/S Downgraded To 'A+/A-1' On Domestic And Irish Asset Quality Concerns; Outlook Negative Feb 09
Standard & Poors, February 2009
STOCKHOLM (Standard & Poor's) Feb. 5, 2009--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it had lowered its long-term counterparty credit ratings on Denmark-based Danske Bank A/S to 'A+' from 'AA-' and its short-term counterparty credit ratings to 'A-1' from 'A-1+'. At the same time, the long-term counterparty credit and insurer financial strength ratings on Danske Bank's core subsidiary, life insurer Danica Pension, Livsforsikringsaktieselskab (Danica), were lowered to 'A+' from 'AA-'. As a core subsidiary, the ratings on Danica move in line with those on Danske Bank. The outlook on both entities is negative. "The downgrades reflect our expectation that the bank's asset quality will continue to be dramatically affected by the slowdown in the Danish economy as well as...
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- Danske Bank A/S
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- Danske Bank A/S