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Rating Action:

Moody's downgrades notes in Spanish SME ABS transactions FONCAIXA FTGENCAT 3, FTA, FONCAIXA FTGENCAT 4, FTA, FONCAIXA FTGENCAT 5, FTA

05 Jun 2012

EUR965 million of rated securities affected

Frankfurt am Main, June 05, 2012 -- Moody's Investors Service has today downgraded the rating of 11 notes in three Spanish SME ABS transactions originated by CaixaBank (A3/P-2 on watch for downgrade) following worse-than-expected performance and lower-than-average credit enhancement levels.

A detailed list of affected ratings is available at the end of this PR before the "Regulatory disclosures" section.

RATINGS RATIONALE

Today's rating action concludes the review that Moody's initiated between September 2011 and February 2012 for the various tranches. Low levels of credit enhancement and deteriorating performance led to the downgrade of 11 tranches and the confirmation of one tranche rating.

-- PERFORMANCE

Historically, all three transactions have generally performed better than Moody's Spanish SME delinquency index. As of March 2012, Moody's Spanish SME 90- to 360-day delinquencies index stood at 3.6% ("Spanish SME ABS Indices -- March 2012 ", May 2012). This compares to 90- to 360-day delinquency levels of 3.2% in FONCAIXA FTGENCAT 3, 1.8% in FONCAIXA FTGENCAT 4, 2.2% in FONCAIXA FTGENCAT 5. A year ago, 90- to 360-day delinquencies stood at 1.4%, 0.69% and 1.2%, respectively in the three pools and has therefore increased in all cases, following the sector trend.

-- KEY REVISED ASSUMPTIONS: CUMULATIVE DEFAULT, VOLATILITY AND RECOVERY

Moody's has reassessed its lifetime default expectation for the collateral pools. This reassessment factored in the collateral performance to date and any likely further deterioration of the pools' performance in the current down cycle. In doing so, the rating agency took into account the pools' composition, including the transaction's exposure to the real-estate market.

For FONCAIXA FTGENCAT 3, Moody's now assumes a mean default of 13.5% of the current portfolio (equivalent to a lifetime 7.4% default assumption), which, with a 5.3 year WAL translates into a Ba3 pool quality. Moody's revised its volatility assumption to 60%, from 54% previously due to increased concentration. The pool features an effective number of 986 borrowers and 47% exposure to the real estate sector, while 99% of the loans benefit from a mortgage guarantee with a weighted average LTV of 34%. The recovery rate assumption was left unchanged at 65% (stochastic recovery rate).

For FONCAIXA FTGENCAT 4, Moody's now assumes a mean default of 11% of the current portfolio (equivalent to a lifetime 7.4% default assumption), which, with a 6.3 years WAL translate into a Ba2 pool quality. Moody's revised its volatility assumption to 46%, from 50%. The pool features an effective number of 1,098 borrowers and a 22% exposure to the real estate sector, while 99% of the loans benefit from a mortgage guarantee with a weighted average LTV of 47%. Moody's increased its recovery rate assumption to 65% (stochastic recovery rate) from 48%, taking into account the value of the collateral.

For FONCAIXA FTGENCAT 5, Moody's now assumes a mean default of 13.4% of the current portfolio (equivalent to a lifetime 12.9% default assumption), which, with a 6.4 years WAL translate into a Ba3 pool quality. Moody's revised its volatility assumption to 46%, from 50%. The pool features an effective number of 1,169 borrowers and 19% exposure to the real estate sector, and 91% of the loans benefit from a mortgage guarantee with a weighted average LTV of 43%. The recovery rate assumption was left unchanged at 65% (stochastic recovery rate).

To account for the uncertainties in the current macroeconomic environment, we also tested the effect of increased volatility levels up to 70% to 85% range.

Moody's analysed various sensitivities of recovery rates to test the robustness of its revised ratings. For instance, Moody's observed that the quantitative/model-indicated rating outcome of the Class A notes of all the transactions would remain consistent with the revised rating if the recovery rate was lowered to a 55% fixed recovery rate.

As such, Moody's analysis encompasses the assessment of stressed scenarios.

As a result of the revised assumptions and sensitivity runs as explained above, Moody's downgraded all but one tranche in these three transactions. Moody's confirmed the Aa2(sf) rating of Class AS of Foncaixa FTGENCAT 5 which is currently representing 12.9% of the total pool balance and is amortising senior to the other tranches. Moody's believes that it is extremely unlikely that the Class AS notes will amortise pro rata with the Class AG notes given today's distance to the pro rata trigger and the amortisation speed of the Class AS notes.

-- OPERATIONAL AND COUNTERPARTY RISK

CaixaBank is servicer, account bank and swap counterparty in all three transactions. The swaps provide significant support to the senior bonds in this transaction by guaranteeing excess spread on the notes amount. Following the downgrade of CaixaBank on 17 May 2012 to A3/P-2, the transaction documents contemplate that some remedies are put in place in order to mitigate the increased risk to the swap counterparty. Moody's will monitor the implementation of such remedies.

As the Euro area crisis continues, the rating of the structured finance notes remain exposed to the uncertainties of credit conditions in the general economy. The deteriorating creditworthiness of euro area sovereigns as well as the weakening credit profile of the global banking sector could negatively impact the ratings of the notes. For more information please refer to the Rating Implementation Guidance published on 13 February 2012 "How Sovereign Credit Quality May Affect Other Ratings". Please also refer to the recent rating actions on banks published on 15 February 2012, (please see "Moody's Reviews Ratings for European Banks" and "Moody's Reviews Ratings for Banks and Securities Firms with Global Capital Markets Operations" for more information).

PREVIOUS RATING ACTIONS AND PRINCIPAL METHODOLOGIES

Please see ratings tab on the issuer/entity page on Moodys.com for the last rating action and the rating history.

The principal methodology used in these ratings is Moody's Approach to Rating CDOs of SMEs in Europe published in February 2007. Other methodologies such as Refining the ABS SME Approach: Moody's Probability of Default assumptions in the rating analysis of granular Small and Mid-sized Enterprise portfolios in EMEA published in March 2009, and Moody's Approach to Rating Granular SME Transactions in Europe, Middle East and Africa published in June 2007 have also been used in assigning and monitoring these ratings. Please see the Credit Policy page on www.moodys.com for a copy of these methodologies.

Moody's used its excel-based cash flow model, Moody's ABSROM™, as part of its quantitative analysis of the transaction. Moody's ABSROM™ model enables users to model various features of a standard European ABS transaction including: (i) the specifics of the default distribution of the assets, their portfolio amortisation profile, yield or recoveries; and (ii) the specific priority of payments, triggers, swaps and reserve funds on the liability side of the ABS structure. Moody's ABSROM™ User Guide is available on Moody's website and covers the model's functionality as well as providing a comprehensive index of the user inputs and outputs. MOODY'S CDOROMv2.8™ was used to estimate the default distribution.

RATINGS LIST

Issuer: FONCAIXA FTGENCAT 3 Fondo de Titulización de Activos

....EUR449.3M A(G) Notes, Downgraded to Aa3 (sf); previously on Feb 21, 2012 Downgraded to Aa2 (sf) and Remained On Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR10.7M B Notes, Downgraded to A3 (sf); previously on Nov 4, 2011 Aa3 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR7.8M C Notes, Downgraded to Ba2 (sf); previously on Feb 1, 2010 Confirmed at Baa2 (sf)

....EUR6.5M D Notes, Downgraded to B3 (sf); previously on Feb 1, 2010 Confirmed at Ba2 (sf)

Issuer: FONCAIXA FTGENCAT 4 Fondo de Titulización de Activos

....EUR326M A (G) Notes, Downgraded to A1 (sf); previously on Feb 21, 2012 Downgraded to Aa2 (sf) and Remained On Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR9.6M B Notes, Downgraded to Baa1 (sf); previously on Sep 22, 2011 A2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR7.2M C Notes, Downgraded to Ba2 (sf); previously on Sep 22, 2011 Ba1 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR6M D Notes, Downgraded to Caa1 (sf); previously on Sep 22, 2011 B3 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: FONCAIXA FTGENCAT 5 Fondo de Titulizacion de Activos

....EUR513.1M A (S) Notes, Confirmed at Aa2 (sf); previously on Feb 21, 2012 Downgraded to Aa2 (sf) and Remained On Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR449.4M A (G) Notes, Downgraded to A2 (sf); previously on Feb 21, 2012 Downgraded to Aa2 (sf) and Remained On Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR21M B Notes, Downgraded to Ba1 (sf); previously on Sep 22, 2011 A3 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR16.5M C Notes, Downgraded to B3 (sf); previously on Sep 22, 2011 Ba1 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

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Moody's downgrades notes in Spanish SME ABS transactions FONCAIXA FTGENCAT 3, FTA, FONCAIXA FTGENCAT 4, FTA, FONCAIXA FTGENCAT 5, FTA
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