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Rating Update:

MOODY'S UPGRADES TO Aa2 FROM A1(ON WATCH FOR POSSIBLE DOWNGRADE) THE LONG TERM LOC BACKED RATING OF THE ABAG FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR NONPROFIT CORPS REVENUE BONDS (JEWISH HOME FOR SAN FRANCISCO PROJECT) SERIES 2005; SHORT TERM VMIG 1 RATING IS CONFIRMED

01 Dec 2010

$34,205,000 OF DEBT AFFECTED. RATING BASED ON AN IRREVOCABLE DIRECT PAY LETTER OF CREDIT PROVIDED BY WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.

ABAG Finance Authority for Nonprofit Corp. CA
Fully Supported
CA

Opinion

NEW YORK, Dec 1, 2010 -- Moody's Investors Service has upgraded to Aa2 from A1 (on watch for possible downgrade) the letter of credit backed long term rating of the ABAG Finance Authority for Nonprofit Corporations Revenue Bonds (Jewish Home of San Francisco Project) Series 2005 (the Bonds) and confirmed the short term VMIG 1 rating in conjunction with the substitution of the current letter of credit provided by Allied Irish Bans p.l.c. with a letter of credit provided by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (the Bank). The substitution is scheduled for December 1, 2010.

RATINGS RATIONALE

The rating is based on the irrevocable direct-pay letter of credit provided the Bank; the structure and legal protections of the transaction; and Moody's evaluation of the creditworthiness of the Bank which ensure timely payment of debt service and purchase price to bondholders.

Moody's currently rates the Bank Aa2 for long-term obligations and Prime-1 for short-term obligations.

Interest Rate Modes and Payment Dates

The Bonds will continue bear interest in the daily rate mode with interest payments made on the fifth business day of each month. The trust indenture permits conversion, in whole or in part, of the interest rate on the Bonds to the weekly, term, variable or auction rate modes. The Bonds will be subject to mandatory tender upon any conversion of interest rate mode. While the Bonds bear interest in the weekly rate mode, interest is paid on the first business day of the month. The letter of credit will honor draws only for Bonds bearing interest only in the daily or weekly rate modes. Moody's letter of credit backed rating applies only while the Bonds bear interest in the daily or weely interest rate modes.

Additional Bonds

The trust indenture permits the issuance of additional Bonds as a separate series if authorized by a separate or supplemental indenture. Bond funds are to be segregated by series and the trustee is instructed to draw on the letter of credit only for the Series 2005 Bonds.

Flow of Funds

The trustee is instructed to draw on the letter of credit in accordance with its terms in order to receive timely payment of principal and/or interest on the Bonds on the date such payment is due, net of the amount of remarketing proceeds on deposit.

The trustee is instructed to draw on the letter of credit in accordance with its terms so as to have moneys sufficient for the payment of purchase price fully available by 11:30 a.m., San Francisco Time, on the date such payment is due.

Bonds which are purchased by the Bank are registered as bank Bonds. Following remarketing, bank bonds will not be delivered to purchasers of such Bonds until the Tender Agent has received written confirmation that letter of credit has been reinstated.

The Direct Pay Letter of Credit

The letter of credit is sized for full principal plus 55 days of interest at the maximum rate applicable to the Bonds 12% and will provide coverage for the Bonds while they bear interest at the daily or weekly interest rate modes. The letter of credit provided by the Bank is subject to the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits (2007 Revision), Publication No. 600 of the international Chamber of Commerce (the UCP).

Draws on the Letter of Credit

Conforming draws for principal and/or interest or mandatory tenders presented to the Bank prior to 12:00 p.m., San Francisco Time, on a business day, will be honored by the Bank by 10:00 a.m., San Francisco Time, on the on the next business day. Conforming draws for the purchase price of Bonds tendered at the option of bondholders presented to the Bank by 9:00 a.m., San Francisco Time, on a business day, will be honored by the Bank by 11:00 a.m., San Francisco Time, on the same business day.

Reinstatement of Interest Draws

Draws made under the letter of credit for interest shall be reinstated automatically on the sixth business day following the date any interest drawing is honored unless the trustee receives notice that the interest portion of the letter of credit will not be reinstated by the fifth business day following such drawing. The Bonds will be subject to purchase no later than the fourth business day following the trustee's receipt of such notice.

Reimbursement Agreement Defaults

The Bank may send written notice to the trustee stating that an event of default under the reimbursement agreement has occurred, and directing the trustee to cause either a mandatory tender or mandatory redemption of the Bonds. Upon receipt of such notice with direction to tender, the trustee shall purchase the bonds on a date no later than the ninth business day following the date of trustee's receipt of such notice. With direction to redeem, the Bonds will be subject to redemption no later than the 15th day following the trustee's receipt of such notice.

Trust Indenture Events of Default Related to Payment

Upon the continuance of a failure to pay when due the principal, interest, or purchase price on the Bonds the trustee shall, upon the written request of the holder of not less than two-thirds (2/3) in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding Bonds, accelerate the maturity of the Bonds and declare the principal and accrued interest on the Bonds to be immediately due and payable. Upon such declaration the trustee shall promptly draw on the letter of credit in order to pay the principal and interest so declared due and payable. Interest shall cease to accrue on the date of such declaration.

Expiration/Termination of the Letter of Credit

The letter of credit shall expire on November 17, 2015, the stated expiration date.

Substitution

The Bonds will be subject to mandatory tender on the business day prior to the substitution date of the letter of credit. Draws for purchase price upon the substitution of the letter of credit will be made under the existing letter of credit.

Optional Tenders

During the daily rate mode, bondholders may optionally tender their Bonds on any business day by delivering notice to the trustee and remarketing agent on such business day by 8:00 a.m., San Francisco Time.

While the Bonds bear interest at the weekly rate mode, bondholders may optionally tender their Bonds on any business day by delivering notice to the trustee and remarketing agent by 2:00 p.m., San Francisco Time on a business day at least seven days prior to the purchase date.

Mandatory Tenders

The Bonds are subject to mandatory tender upon the following: (i) on the date of a conversion of the interest rate; (ii) on the business day prior to the termination of the letter of credit (iii) on the business day prior to the date any substitute letter of credit is provided , (iv) on a date no later than four business days after the trustee's receipt of notice of non-reinstatement from the bank with direction to tender the Bonds; or (v) on a date no later than nine business days following the trustees receipt of notice of an event of default under the reimbursement agreement with direction to cause a mandatory tender of the Bonds.

Mandatory Redemptions

The Bonds are subject to mandatory redemption on a date no later than 15 days following the trustee's receipt of notice of an event of default under the reimbursement agreement with direction to cause redemption of the Bonds.

Key Contacts:

Remarketing Agent: Wells Fargo Securities

Trustee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The principal methodology used in this rating was Moody's Rating Methodology for Letter of Credit Supported Transactions published in August 2005.

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Moody's Investors Service considers the quality of information available on the issuer or obligation satisfactory for the purposes of maintaining a credit rating.

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MOODY'S UPGRADES TO Aa2 FROM A1(ON WATCH FOR POSSIBLE DOWNGRADE) THE LONG TERM LOC BACKED RATING OF THE ABAG FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR NONPROFIT CORPS REVENUE BONDS (JEWISH HOME FOR SAN FRANCISCO PROJECT) SERIES 2005; SHORT TERM VMIG 1 RATING IS CONFIRMED
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