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MOODY'S ABCP RATING ACTIONS FOR THE SEVEN-DAY PERIOD ENDED OCTOBER 11, 2004

13 Oct 2004
MOODY'S ABCP RATING ACTIONS FOR THE SEVEN-DAY PERIOD ENDED OCTOBER 11, 2004

New York, October 13, 2004 -- MOODY'S RATED THE FOLLOWING ABCP PROGRAM PRIME-1 DURING THE PERIOD OCTOBER 5, 2004 THROUGH OCTOBER 11, 2004:

MOODY'S ASSIGNS PRIME-1 RATING TO DEUTSCHE BANK'S CABLE BEACH LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ABCP PROGRAM

Moody's has assigned a Prime-1 rating to the asset-backed commercial paper ("ABCP") issued by Cable Beach Limited Partnership ("Cable Beach"). Cable Beach is a newly established, fully supported, securities arbitrage ABCP program sponsored and administered by Deutsche Bank AG (Aa3/ Prime-1/B-). Cable Beach has an authorized program limit of $350 million.

Cable Beach will use the proceeds from the sale of ABCP to invest in a portfolio of highly rated securities such as asset-backed securities, mortgage-backed securities, and collateral debt obligation-backed securities. The asset purchases are subject to investment guidelines that specify minimum credit quality and portfolio concentration limits. Moody's has reviewed the investment guidelines and determined that they are consistent with a Prime-1 rating.

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (A1/Prime-1/C), is the depositary and issuing and paying agent for Cable Beach.

For further details, please see Moody's press release dated October 8, 2004.

MOODY'S ASSIGNS PRIME-1 RATING TO LIBERTY HAMPSHIRE'S CONCORD MINUTEMEN

Moody's has assigned a Prime-1 rating to the asset-backed commercial paper ("ABCP"), callable notes, and extendible notes of Concord Minutemen Capital Company LLC ("Concord Minutemen"). Concord Minutemen is a fully supported, multiseller program sponsored by The Liberty Hampshire Company, LLC. Concord Minutemen is authorized to issue up to $10 billion of ABCP, callable notes and extendible notes (collectively, the "Notes").

Concord Minutemen manages a portfolio of financial assets and, from time to time, enters into additional transactions with originators of assets. The Notes issued by Concord Minutemen to fund these transactions are fully supported by liquidity facilities provided by Prime-1-rated institutions. Therefore, Note holders are insulated from risks associated with the underlying transactions financed through Concord Minutemen.

The Prime-1 rating assigned to Concord Minutemen's Notes is based primarily on the full liquidity support provided by Prime-1-rated institutions and structural protections that ensure the bankruptcy-remoteness of Concord Minutemen.

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (A1/Prime-1/C) is the administrative agent and issuing and paying agent for Concord Minutemen.

For further details, please see Moody's press release dated October 6, 2004.

MOODY'S ASSIGNS PRIME-1 RATING TO DEUTSCHE BANK'S NANTUCKET FUNDING CORP., LLC ABCP PROGRAM

Moody's assigned a Prime-1 rating to the asset-backed commercial paper ("ABCP") issued by Nantucket Funding Corp., LLC ("Nantucket"). Nantucket is a partially supported, multiseller ABCP program administered by Deutsche Bank AG (Aa3/Prime-1/B-). Nantucket's program structure is very similar to those of Saratoga Funding Corp., LLC, Tahoe Funding Corp., LLC, and Sedona Capital Funding Corp., LLC, three other Prime-1-rated programs administered by Deutsche Bank. Nantucket has an authorized program limit of $3.75 billion.

Nantucket is a bankruptcy-remote, limited purpose corporation established under Delaware law. All transactions planned for Nantucket will be subject to Moody's prior review. Nantucket will not issue ABCP to the public. Instead, all ABCP issued by Nantucket will be purchased by Gemini Securitization Corp., LLC ("Gemini"), another Prime-1-rated Deutsche Bank-administered program. Gemini in turn will issue ABCP to investors on a match-funded basis. At closing, Nantucket has not funded any asset interests and has no ABCP outstanding.

Nantucket's Prime-1 rating assigned to Nantucket's ABCP is based on, among other factors, the following: (i) the prior review requirement for all asset purchases to ensure the credit quality of the asset is consistent with a Prime-1 rating, (ii) liquidity and credit support provided by Prime-1-rated banks, (iii) structural protections to preserve the bankruptcy-remoteness of Nantucket, and (iv) the experience and capability of Deutsche Bank in its role as administrator.

For further details, please see Moody's press release dated October 8, 2004.

THE RATINGS OF THE FOLLOWING ABCP PROGRAMS WERE AFFIRMED BY MOODY'S AT PRIME-1 DURING THE PERIOD OCTOBER 5, 2004 THROUGH OCTOBER 11, 2004:

DEUTSCHE BANK'S ASPEN AND NEWPORT ENTER INTO CREDIT DEFAULT SWAPS WITH NEWPEN FUNDING LLC

Aspen Funding Corp. ("Aspen") and Newport Funding Corp. ("Newport"), two fully supported, securities arbitrage programs administered by Deutsche Bank AG (Aa3/Prime-1/B), have each entered into a credit default swap with Newpen Funding LLC ("Newpen"). Newpen is a newly established, limited liability company organized under Delaware law. Newpen will be administered by Deutsche Bank and managed by Global Securitization Services, LLC.

Aspen and Newport's payment obligations under the swap are fully subordinated to the conduit's ABCP. Furthermore, Aspen and Newport are not required to make payments under the swap unless there are sufficient funds available to repay maturing ABCP. Newpen has agreed to the normal limitations of recourse and bankruptcy claim rights that are found in ABCP conduit documentation.

Aspen is currently authorized to issue up to $6 billion of ABCP, while Newport is authorized to issue up to $5 billion of ABCP.

CDC'S EIFFEL FUNDING ADDS $100 MILLION CONSTRUCTION LOAN FACILITY

Eiffel Funding LLC ("Eiffel Funding"), a partially supported, multiseller conduit sponsored and administered by CDC Financial Products (Aaa/Prime-1), has added a $100 million facility backed by construction loans. The transaction is part of a $600 million co-purchase facility with two other conduits, WestLB's Compass Securitisation and Calyon's Atlantic Asset Securitization Corp. The underlying collateral consists of real estate construction loans originated by an unrated finance company whose parent is rated A3.

Transaction-specific credit enhancement is in the form of overcollateralization, with a minimum of 22%. In addition, the transaction benefits from cease issuance trigger events and CP tenor limitations. With an ABCP cease issuance upon the occurrence of a termination event and a CP tenor limitation of 60 days (with a 25% limit of maturities within 90 days of issuance), ABCP investors' exposure to loss is reduced. ABCP investors are only exposed to approximately 90 days of risk (60 days ABCP tenor limitation with 30 days lag between reporting periods). A liquidity facility provided by CDC funds for non-defaulted assets and covers for 50% of expected recoveries on defaulted assets. With this transaction, Eiffel Funding's program-level credit enhancement was increased by 10% of outstandings.

Eiffel is now authorized to issue approximately $6.2 billion of ABCP.

RABOBANK'S ERASMUS ADDS $250 MILLION TRADE RECEIVABLE TRANSACTION

Erasmus Capital Corp. ("Erasmus"), a partially supported, multiseller conduit sponsored by Rabobank Nederland (Aaa/Prime-1/A), has added a $250 million trade receivable facility to its portfolio. The receivables are originated by 15 international subsidiaries of a leading manufacturer of agrochemicals.

In this transaction, Erasmus makes advances under a funding agreement to an asset purchasing company, Donegal Receivables Purchasing Limited, which finances the receivables on a revolving basis. Transaction-specific credit enhancement is in the form of overcollateralisation, with a minimum of 15%. In addition, this transaction benefits from various cease issuance trigger events. A liquidity facility provided by Rabobank partially supports this transaction.

Erasmus is now authorised to issue approximately $1.5 billion of ABCP.

BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA'S LIBERTY STREET ADDS $250 MILLION AUTO LEASE FACILITY AND INCREASES INTEREST IN EXISTING TRADE RECEIVABLE FACILITY

Liberty Street Funding Corp. ("Liberty Street"), a partially supported, multiseller ABCP program sponsored by The Bank of Nova Scotia (Aa3/Prime-1/B), has added a $250 million auto lease facility and increased its interest in an existing trade receivable transaction.

The $250 million facility is backed by amortizing corporate fleet leases originated by an unrated auto lease company. Transaction-specific credit enhancement is in the form of overcollateralization, which is sized at 5.75% of outstanding leases with a minimum of 1.5% of the initial facility limit. The facility has performed consistently, with very few defaults. Historically, monthly defaults have averaged less than 1% and charge-offs have been virtually non-existent. In addition, the transaction benefits from structural protections such as cease issuance trigger events. The CP cease issuance trigger events reduce ABCP investors' loss exposure and shift some of the risks to the liquidity facility. A liquidity facility provided by Bank of Nova Scotia partially supports this transaction. Liberty Street's program-level credit enhancement was increased by 10% of outstandings.

Liberty Street has also increased its interest in an existing trade receivables facility, which was added at the beginning of 2004. The receivables in the facility are originated by a Baa3-rated pharmaceutical and healthcare product distributor. The facility, currently sized at $800 million, is co-purchased with Bank One's Preferred Receivables Funding Corp. ("PREFCO"). Liberty Street's interest has increased from $175 million to $300 million. The increase in the facility is to accommodate the addition of a new originator, which currently comprises up to 25% of the receivables. The new originator is a subsidiary of the distributor and has the same customers, business and portfolio performance as the other originators in this transaction. In addition to the increase in size, other amendments have been made to the facility that strengthen the transaction structure. This includes the addition of financial covenants, more frequent settling of cash, more frequent reporting requirements, and an increase to the dilution reserve.

With the addition of the new transaction and the increase in an existing facility, Liberty Street is now authorized to issue approximately $6.6 billion of ABCP.

DRESDNER BANK'S SILVER TOWER ADDS EURO 144 MILLION LEASE TRANSACTION

Silver Tower Funding Limited and Silver Tower US Funding, LLC (together, "Silver Tower"), a partially supported, multiseller ABCP conduit programme sponsored by Dresdner Bank AG (A1/Prime-1/C-), has added a Euro 144 million lease transaction to its portfolio.

In the transaction, Silver Tower makes advances to a purchasing company, incorporated in the Grand Cayman, which finances lease receivables originated by a company that specializes in information technology infrastructures. The obligors reside in Germany.

Transaction-specific credit enhancement is provided in the form of an insurance policy provided by Euler Hermes Krediversicherungs-AG (A1/Prime-1) and a 7% cash reserve. In addition, the transaction benefits from default and delinquency trigger events. The occurrence of such trigger events results in the termination of receivable purchases and the cease issuance of ABCP followed by a put to the liquidity facility. This transaction is partially supported through a liquidity facility provided by Dresdner Bank. The liquidity facility funds for non-defaulted receivables and covers for payments due under the insurance policy.

With this addition, Silver Tower is authorized to issue up to Euro 27 billion of ABCP.

For a more detailed description of these ABCP programs, see Moody's website at http://www.moodys.com

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Claire Robinson
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Structured Finance Group
Moody's Investors Service
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Wanda Lee
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