REFILE-TEXT-Fitch publishes global rating criteria for single-, multi-name credit-linked notes

Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:29pm EST

Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Global Rating Criteria for Single- and Multi-Name
Credit-Linked NotesFeb 21 - Fitch Ratings has published an updated criteria report for rating
single- and multi-name credit-linked notes. The new criteria report replaces and
supersedes the existing criteria report entitled 'Global Rating Criteria for
Single- and Multi-Name Credit-Linked Notes', dated Feb. 22, 2012.

There are no significant changes in the rating criteria from the previous
version of the report. In the criteria report, Fitch explains key factors,
including credit quality of risk-presenting entities, number of risk
contributors, and restructuring as a credit event, that will be taken into
consideration when a rating is assigned.

The full criteria report 'Global Rating Criteria for Single-and Multi-Name
Credit-Linked Notes' is available from the Fitch website at

Additional information is available at ''.