TEXT-S&P corrects Greater China scale rating on IDBI sr unsecd nts

Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:15am EDT

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(The following statement was released by the rating agency)

Aug 22 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today corrected its long-term Greater China credit scale rating on the Chinese yuan (CNY) 650 million 4.5% senior unsecured notes of IDBI Bank Ltd. The rating should be 'cnBBB+' to reflect the revision in the outlook on the long-term counterparty credit rating on the bank (foreign currency BBB-/Negative/A-3) to negative from stable on April 25, 2012. The foreign currency long-term issue rating on these notes remains unchanged at 'BBB-'.

All other outstanding ratings on IDBI or its issues remain unchanged.

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