BRIEF-Moody's places Regions on review for upgrade (senior at Ba3)

Wed Oct 3, 2012 6:22pm EDT

Oct 4 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service placed the long-term ratings of Regions Financial Corporation and its subsidiaries on review for upgrade. Regions Financial Corporation is rated Ba3 for senior debt and B1 for subordinated debt and its lead operating bank, Regions Bank has a standalone bank financial strength rating of D+, which maps to a baseline credit assessment of ba1.