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Moody's ABCP rating actions for the seven-day period ended June 4, 2007

07 Jun 2007
Moody's ABCP rating actions for the seven-day period ended June 4, 2007

New York, June 07, 2007 -- THE RATINGS OF THE FOLLOWING ABCP PROGRAMS WERE AFFIRMED BY MOODY'S AT PRIME-1 DURING THE PERIOD MAY 29, 2007 THROUGH JUNE 4, 2007:

THREE PRIME-1-RATED ABCP CONDUITS PURCHASE INTEREST IN $705 MILLION SENIOR NOTE BACKED BY DEALER FLOORPLAN LOANS

A syndicate of banks has participated in a $705 million senior note backed by dealer floorplan loans. Each participating conduit has acquired an interest in the note. The note benefits from transaction-specific credit enhancement sized at 25.5% in the form of subordination and a reserve account.

The following Prime-1-rated ABCP conduits participated in the $705 million senior note:

• Societe Generale's Antalis S.A./Antalis U.S. Funding Corp. (together, "Antalis") purchased a Euro 235 million share of the note. Antalis increased its program-level credit enhancement by 6% of its purchase limit. This transaction is partially supported by a liquidity facility provided by Prime-1-rated Societe Generale. The liquidity facility funds for non-defaulted assets.

• ABN AMRO's Tulip Funding Corp. and Tulip Euro Funding Corp. (together, "Tulip"), purchased a Euro 235 million share of the note. Tulip increased its program-level credit enhancement by 8% of its purchase commitment. This transaction is partially supported by a liquidity facility provided by Prime-1-rated ABN AMRO Bank. The liquidity facility funds for non-defaulted assets.

• CALYON'S LMA S.A. ("LMA," also known as Liquidites de Marche), purchased a Euro 235 million share of the note. In LMA, the transaction is fully supported by a liquidity line provided by Prime-1-rated Calyon.

SOCIETE GENERALE'S ANTALIS ADDS EURO 40 MILLION TRADE RECEIVABLE TRANSACTION

Antalis S.A./Antalis US Funding Corp. (together, "Antalis"), a partially supported, multiseller programme sponsored by Societe Generale ("SG," rated Aa1/Prime-1/B), has financed a Euro 40 million trade receivable transaction.

In this transaction, Antalis makes a deposit to fund senior notes, up to Euro 40 million. The senior notes are backed by a pool of trade receivables originated by an Italian company operating in the food industry. This transaction is partially supported by a liquidity facility provided by SG. In addition, the transaction benefits from various structural protections such as an ABCP tenor limitation of 95 days, CP cease issuance triggers based on the pool performance, and a dynamic credit enhancement.

With this transaction, Antalis' programme-level credit enhancement was increased by 6% of the commitment. Antalis has approximately Euro 238.3 million in programme-level credit enhancement and is authorized to issue approximately Euro 6.1 billion of ABCP.

LLOYDS TSB'S CANCARA ADDS USD 900 MILLION OF HIGHLY RATED BONDS BACKED BY HOME EQUITY LINES OF CREDIT

Cancara Asset Securitisation Limited ("Cancara"), a partially supported, hybrid conduit sponsored by Lloyds TSB Bank Plc ("Lloyds TSB," rated Aaa/Prime-1/B+), has added USD 900 million of Aa1-rated notes backed by a pool of home equity lines of credit to its portfolio.

In this transaction, Cancara is purchasing Aa1-rated notes issued by a trust and backed by a portfolio of home equity lines of credit. This transaction benefits from various structural protections including a short maximum CP tenor and a cease issuance of ABCP upon the downgrade of the notes below Aa3 by Moody's or AA- by S&P. The transaction is partially supported by a liquidity facility provided by Prime-1-rated Lloyds TSB. The liquidity facility funds the note principal balance as long as the notes are rated at least Caa3 by Moody's or CCC- by S&P.

With this transaction, Cancara's program-level credit enhancement was increased by USD 45 million of its commitment. Cancara is authorized to issue up to USD 25 billion of ABCP.

IXIS CIB'S DIRECT FUNDING ADDS USD 1 BILLION CDS TRANSACTION

DIRECT Funding S.A. ("Direct Funding"), a partially supported, multiseller ABCP conduit sponsored by IXIS CIB ("IXIS," rated Aa2/Prime-1/C+), has added a USD 1 billion interest in a portfolio of highly rated securities.

The asset addition takes the form of a subscription by Direct Funding to a credit derivative transaction, by which it provides protection to its counterparty, IXIS, against certain credit events arising in connection with the underlying Aaa-rated securities. These credit events are linked to the bankruptcy or downgrade of the relevant security below Aa2. Investors have very limited exposure to rating transition.

Direct Funding will use the proceeds from its ABCP issuance to fund a cash collateral account, which is pledged to the benefit of the party that is purchasing credit protection.

The affirmation of the conduit's Prime-1 rating is also based on the rating of IXIS, as credit derivative counterparty, through its commitment to release the cash collateral associated with the credit derivative, when required.

Direct Funding's program-level credit enhancement has not been increased following the addition of this transaction. Direct Funding is authorized to issue up to Euro 5 billion of ABCP, and its program-level credit enhancement remains at Euro 1 million.

PNC BANK'S MARKET STREET ADDS $500 MILLION NOTE BACKED BY AUTO LOAN RECEIVABLES

Market Street Funding LLC ("Market Street"), a partially supported, multiseller ABCP conduit sponsored by PNC Bank (Aa3/Prime-1/B), has acquired a $500 million note backed by an amortizing pool of sub-prime retail auto loans.

This transaction benefits from transaction-specific credit enhancement in the form of a 2% cash reserve account, overcollateralization sized at a minimum of 9%, and excess spread. This transaction is partially supported by a liquidity facility provided by PNC Bank.

With this transaction, Market Street's program-level credit enhancement was increased by 10% of its commitment. Market Street has about $6.76 billion in total purchase commitments and $635.1 million in program-level credit enhancement.

CERES CAPITAL'S MICA EURO ADDS SECOND TRANSACTION

Mica Funding Ltd. ("Mica Euro"), a fully supported, multiseller ABCP conduit sponsored by Ceres Capital Partners, LLC (unrated, formerly named Stanfield Global Strategies) and administered by Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (Aa3/Prime-1/C), has added its second global swap facility. The swap facility permits Mica Euro to purchase up to $3 billion of securities. The facility is fully supported by a total return swap with a Aaa/Prime-1-rated financial institution.

Mica Euro does not have program-level credit enhancement. Mica Euro has a program limit of $20 billion and is authorized to issue ECP in multiple currencies along with USCP and SLNs through Mica Funding LLC.

FORTIS BANK'S SCALDIS ADDS USD 50 MILLION Aaa-RATED SENIOR FACILITY

Scaldis Capital Limited and Scaldis Capital LLC (together, "Scaldis"), a partially supported, hybrid ABCP conduit sponsored by Fortis Bank S.A./N.V. (Aa2/Prime-1/B-), has added a USD 50 million interest in a Aaa-rated senior revolving facility from a CLO. This transaction is partially supported by a liquidity facility provided by Fortis Bank.

With this transaction, Scaldis' programme-level credit enhancement was increased by 5% of the facility limit. Scaldis is authorised to issue up to USD 28 billion of ABCP.

ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND'S TAGS ADDS EURO 250 MILLION TRANSACTION

Thames Asset Global Securitization No.1, Inc. ("TAGS"), a partially supported, multiseller conduit sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (Aaa/Prime-1/B+), has added a Euro 250 million portfolio of Spanish mortgage loans. The loans are debt consolidation mortgages originated across both the prime and non-conforming sectors and secured by first mortgages on the borrowers' primary residence. TAGS will issue ABCP to subscribe for discounted notes ("Notes") issued by a special purpose vehicle established for this transaction which will use the subscription proceeds to purchase the mortgage loans.

This transaction is partially supported by a liquidity facility provided by Prime-1-rated RBS, whereby RBS agrees to purchase the Notes from TAGS if certain events occur. This transaction benefits from a minimum of 7% transaction-specific credit enhancement in the form of over-collateralization of the mortgage loan portfolio.

With this transaction, TAGS was required to increase its program-level credit enhancement by 5% of outstanding ABCP issued with respect to this transaction. TAGS is now authorized to issue up to $21 billion of ABCP.

THE RATINGS OF THE FOLLOWING ABCP PROGRAMS WERE WITHDRAWN DURING THE PERIOD MAY 29, 2007 THROUGH JUNE 4, 2007:

CDR FINANCIAL PRODUCTS' CEDAR FINANCE MASTER TRUST ABCP PROGRAM RATING WITHDRAWN

Moody's has withdrawn the Prime-1 rating of Cedar Finance Master Trust, a partially supported, multiseller ABCP program administered by the CDR Financial Products. As of May 30, 2007, the program had no ABCP outstanding.

IAT'S SUPERLUMINA FUNDING N.A., LLC ABCP PROGRAM RATING WITHDRAWN

Moody's has withdrawn the Prime-1 rating of SuperLumina Funding N.A., LLC, a partially supported, multiseller ABCP program sponsored by International Asset Transactions LLC ("IAT") and administered by the Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (Aa3/Prime-1/C). As of May 30, 2007, the program had no outstanding ABCP.

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

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