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Moody's Affirms 15 CMBS Classes of MLFA 2003-Canada 10

27 Jan 2012

Approximately $309.2 Million of Structured Securities Affected

New York, January 27, 2012 -- Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) affirmed the ratings of 15 classes of Merrill Lynch Financial Assets Inc., Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2003-Canada 10 as follows:

Cl. A-1, Affirmed at Aaa (sf); previously on Jul 16, 2003 Definitive Rating Assigned Aaa (sf)

Cl. A-2, Affirmed at Aaa (sf); previously on Jul 16, 2003 Definitive Rating Assigned Aaa (sf)

Cl. B, Affirmed at Aaa (sf); previously on Dec 13, 2006 Upgraded to Aaa (sf)

Cl. C, Affirmed at Aaa (sf); previously on Oct 16, 2008 Upgraded to Aaa (sf)

Cl. D-1, Affirmed at Aa3 (sf); previously on Feb 3, 2011 Upgraded to Aa3 (sf)

Cl. D-2, Affirmed at Aa3 (sf); previously on Feb 3, 2011 Upgraded to Aa3 (sf)

Cl. E-1, Affirmed at Baa1 (sf); previously on Feb 3, 2011 Upgraded to Baa1 (sf)

Cl. E-2, Affirmed at Baa1 (sf); previously on Feb 3, 2011 Upgraded to Baa1 (sf)

Cl. F, Affirmed at Ba1 (sf); previously on Jul 16, 2003 Definitive Rating Assigned Ba1 (sf)

Cl. G, Affirmed at Ba2 (sf); previously on Jul 16, 2003 Definitive Rating Assigned Ba2 (sf)

Cl. H, Affirmed at Ba3 (sf); previously on Jul 16, 2003 Definitive Rating Assigned Ba3 (sf)

Cl. J, Affirmed at B3 (sf); previously on Oct 1, 2009 Downgraded to B3 (sf)

Cl. K, Affirmed at Caa1 (sf); previously on Oct 1, 2009 Downgraded to Caa1 (sf)

Cl. XC-1, Affirmed at Aaa (sf); previously on Jul 16, 2003 Definitive Rating Assigned Aaa (sf)

Cl. XC-2, Affirmed at Aaa (sf); previously on Jul 16, 2003 Definitive Rating Assigned Aaa (sf)

RATINGS RATIONALE

The affirmations are due to key parameters, including Moody's loan to value (LTV) ratio, Moody's stressed debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) and the Herfindahl Index (Herf), remaining within acceptable ranges. Based on our current base expected loss, the credit enhancement levels for the affirmed classes are sufficient to maintain the existing ratings.

Moody's rating action reflects a cumulative base expected loss of 1.5% of the current balance compared to 2.3% at last review. Moody's provides a current list of base and stress scenario losses for conduit and fusion CMBS transactions on moodys.com at http://v3.moodys.com/viewresearchdoc.aspx?docid=PBS_SF215255. Depending on the timing of loan payoffs and the severity and timing of losses from specially serviced loans, the credit enhancement level for investment grade classes could decline below the current levels. If future performance materially declines, the expected level of credit enhancement and the priority in the cash flow waterfall may be insufficient for the current ratings of these classes.

The performance expectations for a given variable indicate Moody's forward-looking view of the likely range of performance over the medium term. From time to time, Moody's may, if warranted, change these expectations. Performance that falls outside the given range may indicate that the collateral's credit quality is stronger or weaker than Moody's had anticipated when the related securities ratings were issued. Even so, a deviation from the expected range will not necessarily result in a rating action nor does performance within expectations preclude such actions. The decision to take (or not take) a rating action is dependent on an assessment of a range of factors including, but not exclusively, the performance metrics.

Primary sources of assumption uncertainty are the current sluggish macroeconomic environment and performance in the commercial real estate property markets. While commercial real estate property markets are gaining momentum, a consistent upward trend will not be evident until the volume of transactions increases, distressed properties are cleared from the pipeline and job creation rebounds. The hotel and multifamily sectors are continuing to show signs of recovery through the first half of 2011, while recovery in the non-core office and retail sectors are tied to pace of recovery of the broader economy. Core office markets are showing signs of recovery through lending and leasing activity. The availability of debt capital continues to improve with terms returning toward market norms. Moody's central global macroeconomic scenario reflects an overall sluggish recovery as the most likely scenario through 2012, amidst ongoing individual, corporate and governmental deleveraging, persistent unemployment, and government budget considerations, however the downside risks to the outlook have risen since last quarter.

The methodologies used in this rating were "Moody's Approach to Rating Fusion U.S. CMBS Transactions" published in April 2005, "Moody's Approach to Rating Canadian CMBS " published in May 2000, and "Moody's Approach to Rating Large Loan/Single Borrower Transactions" published in July 2000. Please see the Credit Policy page on www.moodys.com for a copy of these methodologies.

Moody's noted that on November 22, 2011, it released a Request for Comment, in which the rating agency has requested market feedback on potential changes to its rating methodology for Interest-Only Securities. If the revised methodology is implemented as proposed the rating on Merrill Lynch Financial Assets Inc., Commercial Mortgage Series 2003-Canada 10 Classes XC-1 and XC-2 may be negatively affected. Please refer to Moody's request for Comment, titled "Proposal Changing the Global Rating Methodology for Structured Finance Interest-Only Securities," for further details regarding the implications of the proposed methodology change on Moody's rating. Please see the Credit Policy page on www.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology and the Request for Comment.

Moody's review incorporated the use of the excel-based CMBS Conduit Model v 2.60 which is used for both conduit and fusion transactions. Conduit model results at the Aa2 (sf) level are driven by property type, Moody's actual and stressed DSCR, and Moody's property quality grade (which reflects the capitalization rate used by Moody's to estimate Moody's value). Conduit model results at the B2 (sf) level are driven by a paydown analysis based on the individual loan level Moody's LTV ratio. Moody's Herfindahl score (Herf), a measure of loan level diversity, is a primary determinant of pool level diversity and has a greater impact on senior certificates. Other concentrations and correlations may be considered in our analysis. Based on the model pooled credit enhancement levels at Aa2 (sf) and B2 (sf), the remaining conduit classes are either interpolated between these two data points or determined based on a multiple or ratio of either of these two data points. For fusion deals, the credit enhancement for loans with investment-grade underlying ratings is melded with the conduit model credit enhancement into an overall model result. Fusion loan credit enhancement is based on the underlying rating of the loan which corresponds to a range of credit enhancement levels. Actual fusion credit enhancement levels are selected based on loan level diversity, pool leverage and other concentrations and correlations within the pool. Negative pooling, or adding credit enhancement at the underlying rating level, is incorporated for loans with similar underlying ratings in the same transaction.

Moody's uses a variation of Herf to measure diversity of loan size, where a higher number represents greater diversity. Loan concentration has an important bearing on potential rating volatility, including risk of multiple notch downgrades under adverse circumstances. The credit neutral Herf score is 40. The pool has a Herf of 18 compared to 21 at last review.

In cases where the Herf falls below 20, Moody's also employs the large loan/single borrower methodology. This methodology uses the excel-based Large Loan Model v 8.2 and then reconciles and weights the results from the two models in formulating a rating recommendation. The large loan model derives credit enhancement levels based on an aggregation of adjusted loan level proceeds derived from Moody's loan level LTV ratios. Major adjustments to determining proceeds include leverage, loan structure, property type, and sponsorship. These aggregated proceeds are then further adjusted for any pooling benefits associated with loan level diversity, other concentrations and correlations.

Moody's ratings are determined by a committee process that considers both quantitative and qualitative factors. Therefore, the rating outcome may differ from the model output.

The rating action is a result of Moody's on-going surveillance of commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) transactions. Moody's monitors transactions on a monthly basis through two sets of quantitative tools -- MOST® (Moody's Surveillance Trends) and CMM (Commercial Mortgage Metrics) on Trepp -- and on a periodic basis through a comprehensive review. Moody's prior full review is summarized in a press release dated February 3, 2011. Please see the ratings tab on the issuer / entity page on moodys.com for the last rating action and the ratings history.

DEAL PERFORMANCE

As of the January 12, 2011 distribution date, the transaction's aggregate certificate balance has decreased by 32% to $315.2 million from $460.4 million at securitization. The Certificates are collateralized by 45 mortgage loans ranging in size from less than 1% to 9% of the pool, with the top ten non-defeased loans representing 47% of the pool. Ten loans, representing 27% of the pool, have defeased and are collateralized with Canadian Government securities. The pool includes two loans, representing 14% of the pool, with investment grade credit estimates.

Four loans, representing 9% of the pool, are on the master servicer's watchlist. The watchlist includes loans which meet certain portfolio review guidelines established as part of the CRE Finance Council (CREFC) monthly reporting package. As part of our ongoing monitoring of a transaction, Moody's reviews the watchlist to assess which loans have material issues that could impact performance.

No loans have been liquidated from the pool and there are currently no loans in special servicing.

Moody's has assumed a high default probability for two poorly performing loan, representing 2% of the pool, and has estimated an aggregate $1.2 million loss (20% expected loss based on a 50% probability default) from these troubled loans.

Moody's was provided with full-year 2010 operating results for 90% of the pool balance. Excluding troubled loans, Moody's weighted average LTV is 59% compared to 57% at last review. Moody's net cash flow reflects a weighted average haircut of 13% to the most recently available net operating income (NOI). Moody's value reflects a weighted average capitalization rate of 9.8%.

Excluding troubled loans, Moody's actual and stressed DSCRs are 1.58X and 2.12X, respectively, compared to 1.55X and 2.04X at last review. Moody's actual DSCR is based on Moody's net cash flow (NCF) and the loan's actual debt service. Moody's stressed DSCR is based on Moody's NCF and a 9.25% stressed rate applied to the loan balance.

The largest loan with a credit estimate is the Sheridan Centre Loan ($28.1 million -- 8.9% of the pool), which is secured by a 549,000 square foot (SF) retail and office complex located approximately 13 miles west of Toronto in Mississauga, Ontario. The retail portion accounts for 55% of the property's net rentable area (NRA) and consists of a community center anchored by Zellers and Dominion Food Store. The largest tenant in the office portion is Royal & Sun Alliance, which leases 38% of the collateral through 2018. The center was 96% leased as of December 2010 compared to 98% at last review. Moody's current credit estimate and stressed DSCR are A1 and 1.89X, respectively, compared to A1 and 1.88X at last review.

The second largest loan with a credit estimate is the Richmond Centre North Loan ($17.3 million -- 5.5% of the pool), which is secured by the borrower's interest in a 716,000 SF regional mall (308,000 SF of collateral) located immediately south of Vancouver in Richmond, British Columbia. The center is anchored by The Bay, which leases 53% of the collateral's NRA through September 2017. The center was 98% leased as of March 2010, the same as at last review. Moody's current credit estimate and stressed DSCR are Aaa and 3.19X, respectively, compared to Aaa and 3.08X at last review.

The top three performing conduit loans represent 18% of the pool balance. The largest loan is the RioCan Fairgrounds Loan ($22.1 million -- 7.0% of the pool), which is secured by a 250,000 SF power center located approximately 50 miles northwest of Toronto in Orangeville, Ontario. Major tenants include Wal-Mart (leases 42% of NRA through 2017), Price Chopper (17% of NRA though 2018) and Galaxy Theatres (10% of NRA though 2021). The center was 100% leased as of January 2011, the same as at last review. The loan sponsor, RioCan Real Investment Trust (RioCan), is a large Canadian REIT. Moody's LTV and stressed DSCR are 63% and 1.63X, respectively, as compared to 66% and 1.56X at last review.

The second largest loan is Lawrence Terrace Loan ($17.0 million -- 5.4% of the pool), which is secured by a 410-unit mid-rise apartment complex located in Toronto, Ontario. The property was constructed in 1964. Property performance has declined since securitization due to increased operating expenses. However, the most recent operating statement, dated May 2010, indicated an improvement in NOI from the previous review. Occupancy had also improved to 100%, up from 91% at the last review. The loan is still on the master servicer's watchlist due to low debt service coverage. Moody's LTV and stressed DSCR are 113% and 0.91X, respectively, compared to 149% and 0.69X at last review.

The third largest loan is The Junction (Phase I) Loan ($16.8 million -- 5.3% of the pool), which is secured by the borrower's interest in a 370,000 SF power center (194,000 SF of collateral) located in Mission, British Columbia. The collateral is anchored by Sav on Foods, which leases 30% of the NRA through 2018. The property was 99% leased as of December 2010, the same as at last review. The loan sponsor is a joint venture between two large North American based REITs, RioCan and Kimco Realty. Moody's LTV and stressed DSCR are 45% and 2.24X, respectively, as compared to 58% and 1.73X at last review.

REGULATORY DISCLOSURES

Although this credit rating has been issued in a non-EU country which has not been recognized as endorsable at this date, this credit rating is deemed "EU qualified by extension" and may still be used by financial institutions for regulatory purposes until 30 April 2012. Further information on the EU endorsement status and on the Moody's office that has issued a particular Credit Rating is available on www.moodys.com.

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Please see Moody's Rating Symbols and Definitions on the Rating Process page on www.moodys.com for further information on the meaning of each rating category and the definition of default and recovery.

Please see ratings tab on the issuer/entity page on www.moodys.com for the last rating action and the rating history. The date on which some ratings were first released goes back to a time before Moody's ratings were fully digitized and accurate data may not be available. Consequently, Moody's provides a date that it believes is the most reliable and accurate based on the information that is available to it. Please see the ratings disclosure page on our website www.moodys.com for further information.

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Robert Gilbane
Associate Analyst
Structured Finance Group
Moody's Investors Service, Inc.
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007
U.S.A.
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Michael M. Gerdes
MD - Structured Finance
Structured Finance Group
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Moody's Affirms 15 CMBS Classes of MLFA 2003-Canada 10
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