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18 Nov 2010
New York, November 18, 2010 -- Moody's Investors Service announced today that it has downgraded notes
issued by Preferred Term Securities V, Ltd.
U.S. $201,450,000 Floating Rate Mezzanine
Notes, due April 3, 2032, (current balance of $12,231,415.52),
Downgraded to Caa3 (sf); previously on March 27, 2009 Downgraded
to Ba3 (sf).
Preferred Term Securities V, Ltd., issued on March
26, 2002, is a collateral debt obligation backed by a static
portfolio of bank trust preferred securities (the 'TRUP CDO').
On March 27, 2009, the last rating action date, Moody's
downgraded the class of notes as a result of the application of revised
and updated key monitoring assumptions, as well as the deterioration
in the credit quality of the transaction's underlying portfolio.
Today's rating action on the notes is the result of increase of
the assumed defaulted amount. There are three assets remaining
in the transaction and all are assumed to be non-performing by
the trustee as of the last report in September 29, 2010.
The Class B Mezzanine Principal Coverage Test is reported at 11.40%.
Moody's is also in receipt of an Event of Default notice dated as
of October 15, 2009.
The credit deterioration exhibited by this portfolios is a reflection
of the continued pressure in the banking sector as the number of bank
failures and interest deferrals of trust preferred securities issued by
banks has continued to increase. According to FDIC data,
since the last rating action an additional 265 banks have failed with
a current total of 314 bank failures since the onset of current economic
crisis in 2007. In Moody's opinion, the banking sector outlook
continues to remain negative.
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to Rating U.S. Bank Trust Preferred Security CDOs" published
in June 2010 and "Updated Approach to the Usage of Credit Estimates in
Rated Transactions" published in October 2009.
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Moody's downgrades one class of notes issued by Preferred Term Securities V, Ltd., a TRUP CDO
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