Bulletin: Ratings On Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Unaffected By Acquisition Of Aircraft Leasing Business From RBS Jan 12

  • ID: 2041911
  • January 2012
  • Standard & Poors
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TOKYO (Standard & Poor's) Jan. 19, 2012--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that its ratings on Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. (SMFG; A/Negative/A-1) are unaffected by SMFG's acquisition of an aircraft leasing business from The Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (RBS; A-/Stable/A-2). The ratings on SMFG's operating bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. (SMBC; A+/Negative/A-1), are also unaffected by the acquisition. SMFG has announced that it will acquire RBS's aircraft leasing business with total assets of approximately ¥550 billion. Although we expect the investment to have a negative impact on SMFG's capital ratio due to an increase in risk assets and goodwill, we believe the impact will be limited. In addition, we expect the risk-adjusted capital (RAC) ratio to...

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- Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc.

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