Moody's downgrades PrivatBank's senior unsecured debt rating
Moody's Investors Service has today downgraded the long-term foreign-currency senior unsecured debt rating of PrivatBank to C from Ca, according to a posting on the agency's website.
The bank's baseline credit assessment ("BCA"), adjusted BCA, long and short-term local and foreign currency deposit ratings, and its long and short-term Counterparty Risk Assessments were unaffected by today's rating action, Moody's said in a new global credit research.
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The C senior unsecured debt rating does not carry outlooks. Moody's will then withdraw the C foreign currency senior unsecured debt rating of PrivatBank.
As UNIAN reported, the Cabinet of Ministers at its extraordinary meeting on Sunday, December 18, decided to transfer PrivatBank to 100% state ownership. The decision was made based on the results of the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council.
Later, PrivatBank replaced bonded obligations for $595 million to the SPV (UK) for loan participation notes.