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Summary: Ratings On 10 Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp.-Insured And Bank Of America N.A. SBPA-Backed Issues Lowered To ?AA-/A-1? And ?AA-?; Off Watch Negative; Residual Certificates; Tender Option Certificates/Bonds Feb 12
Standard & Poors, February 2012
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its ratings on 10 Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp.-insured and Bank of America N.A. standby bond purchase agreement (SBPA)-backed U.S. public finance issues to 'AA-/A-1' and 'AA-' from 'AA+/A-1' and 'AA+', and removed from CreditWatch with negative implications. These actions follow Standard & Poor's Nov. 30, 2011, downgrade of its rating on Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp. to 'AA-' from 'AA+', and removal from CreditWatch with negative implications (please see "Assured Guaranty Ltd. And Operating Companies Downgraded; Outlook Stable," published Nov. 30, 2011, on RatingsDirect on the Global Credit Portal). The long-term components of the ratings are based on bond insurance policies provided by Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp. The short-term components of the ratings are based...
Companies mentioned in this report are: New Jersey,Bank of America N.A.,Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp.
Action: Removed From CreditWatch
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New Jersey,Bank of America N.A.,Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp.