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BULLETIN: Mellon Financial Corp. in Unconfirmed Discussions to Sell Retail Banking Jul 01 Product Image

BULLETIN: Mellon Financial Corp. in Unconfirmed Discussions to Sell Retail Banking Jul 01

  • ID: 2027112
  • July 2001
  • Standard & Poors

Abstract
Counterparty credit ratings: A+/Stable/A-1 Unconfirmed media accounts suggest that Mellon Financial Corp. (Mellon) is engaging in discussions to sell its regional banking operation to Citizens Financial Group Inc. (Citizens, a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Scotland PLC). If the sale were to take place, Standard & Poor's does not think it would likely affect Mellon's ratings. For several years, Mellon has focused on expanding and nurturing high growth businesses including asset management, investment services, and cash management. Mellon management has sold businesses that do not meet its high standards for growth and market position. Mellon's ratings do benefit from the strong diversity of its income stream from several business segments. In a business line sale, however, any diminution of creditor...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Mellon Financial Corp.
- The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC
- Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Action: S&P Event

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- Mellon Financial Corp.
- The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC
- Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

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