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Rating Action:

Moody's downgrades ratings in 17 Irish Prime RMBS

10 Mar 2011

Approximately EUR31.4 billion of securities affected.

London, 10 March 2011 -- Moody's Investors Service today downgraded the ratings of 50 tranches in 17 prime Irish residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). Moody's maintains the ratings on 16 tranches on review for possible downgrade pending the conclusion of Moody's review of its ratings on Irish banks and the implementation of a variety of proposals by the transactions' sponsors including, the implementation of structural changes to mitigate operational risks and/or increasing credit enhancement.

RATINGS RATIONALE

Today's rating actions are due principally to the weak and rapidly deteriorating performance of the collateral as a result of the weakened macro-economic environment and the increased operational risks linked to the weaker credit quality of Irish banks acting as key transaction parties. On 11 February 2011, Moody's announced that top-rated notes of Irish RMBS transactions would suffer multi-notch downgrades as a result of rating actions taken on most of the Irish bank ratings.

The difference in the magnitude of rating actions on the senior notes of the various Irish RMBS is due to the significant difference in the amount of credit enhancement available within each transaction to withstand Moody's updated loss assumptions. Moody's downgraded seventeen of the senior notes from Aaa (sf) to the A (sf) range, nine senior notes to the Aa (sf) range, six senior notes to the Baa (sf) range and one to Ba2 (sf). The downgrade of the senior notes in Wolfhound 2008-1 to Ba2 (sf) from Aaa (sf) reflects the low credit enhancement at 9.3% of note balance compared to a revised loss assumption of 8.0% of current pool balance.

Among the mezzanine and junior notes, Moody's has downgraded sixteen tranches to below investment grade.

As previously expressed in a Moody's press release dated 2 December 2010, we believe that due to Ireland's increasingly uncertain economic situation and pending rating actions on the banking sector in Ireland, Aaa (sf) ratings are not currently achievable in Ireland for most structured finance transactions, independent of the credit enhancement available. Aa1(sf) is currently achievable for transactions that can sustain high stressed scenarios, thanks to a combination of very high level of credit enhancement and low exposure to operational risks.

KEY COLLATERAL ASSUMPTIONS REVISED

Moody's increased its lifetime expected loss assumptions to a range of 3.5% to 13.0% of the current pool balance for the Irish RMBS reviewed. The prior range was 0.6% to 8.0% of the original balance. In setting its collateral loss assumptions Moody's considered arrears and potential loss severities in light of the composition of the collateral portfolio.

As of December 2010, the 90 plus days arrears in Moody's rated transactions have gradually increased to 5.7% of pool balance from 2.9% from a year earlier, as shown in Moody's latest indices for Irish RMBS published mid January. Moody's anticipates further deterioration in the performance of Irish pools of residential mortgage loans. Please see the Special Comment entitled "Key credit drivers of Irish mortgage borrower default" published on 1st December 2010 for a detailed discussion of the evolution of the economic stress on Irish borrowers.

The rating agency expects arrears levels to continue to rise through 2011 and to remain at elevated levels for several years. Increasing unemployment and lower incomes arising from the austerity measures will continue to hurt borrowers' ability to fulfil their financial obligations. Irish borrowers would also be affected negatively by interest rate increase as mortgage loans are predominantly floating rate. In addition to higher arrears, loss severities will rise as the proportion of loans in negative equity increases, the range is currently 7% to 60% depending on the transaction. Losses will also increase as a result of the oversupply of housing, lack of refinancing causing fewer sales and a further decline in house prices, expected to be equal to approximately 45% decline from peak to trough in the base case. In Moody's view lenders will continue to avoid recognizing these losses by offering more loan modifications going forward, reflecting lenders' and regulator's limited appetite to enforce on highly delinquent loans.

Many of the pools in the RMBS rated by us have above-average risk features compared to the Irish mortgage market. Moody's notes that 12 of the 18 transactions have weighted average indexed loan-to-value (LTV) ratios of greater than 100 percent. Since mortgages for buy-to-let (BTL) properties are riskier than mortgages for owner-occupied properties, the collateral portfolios with high concentrations of BTL, such as Fastnet Securities 8 Ltd, saw the biggest increases in expected loss assumptions.

Moody's revised the MILAN Credit Enhancement (CE) assumptions considering the likely performance of pools during severe stress scenarios including restructuring of government debt, systemic banking crisis and more severe version of the current austerity plan. MILAN CE have been revised and are now ranging from 17.5% to 40%.

OPERATIONAL RISKS

Following the recent downgrade of Irish banks to mostly below investment grade levels, operational risk exposure is a key consideration in determining the ultimate rating levels achievable on each Irish RMBS transaction.

Specifically, Moody's assessed the risk of a disruption in the performance of one of the key transaction parties. The rating agency evaluated the credit worthiness of the key entities in each transaction that act as the servicer, cash manager, or account bank. Moody's also considered the strength of the structural features, such as back-up arrangements, that help provide for a successor in the event of a disruption.

The degree of linkage of ratings of the senior tranches of the Irish RMBS ratings with the credit quality of the key transaction parties vary from moderate to high depending on the strength of operational risks mitigants that are in place in each the various transactions. Some of the Irish RMBS ratings remain on review for possible downgrade pending the implementation of restructurings proposed by sponsors and Moody's review of Irish bank ratings.

A detailed list of affected transactions and debt list is provided at the end of the press release.

KEY RATING RATIONALE PER TRANSACTIONS

MOODY'S RATED CELTIC TRANSACTIONS (CELTIC No. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16)

Ulster Bank Ireland (A2/P-1) originated these transactions between November 2005 and April 2010. The main driver for the downgrades of the most senior notes in Celtic 11 (Aa1 (sf)), Celtic 12 (Aa2 (sf)), Celtic 13 (Aa2 (sf)) and Celtic 16 (Aa2 (sf)) was Moody's view that Aaa (sf) is not achievable in the current environment because of the exposure of these transactions to systemic country risk and the impact of sovereign and banking stress in Ireland in severe stress scenarios. Celtic 9 and Celtic 10 had multi-notch downgrades to their senior notes to A3 (sf) and Baa2 (sf), respectively, mainly as a result of the worsening performance of their portfolios.

Operational Risk -- Ulster Bank Ireland is the servicer and cash manager for all transactions.

Key Collateral Assumptions -- Moody's has increased its expected loss assumptions (EL) considering that the 90 plus days arrears levels have doubled on the Celtic transactions originated prior to 2010. Since Celtic 11 and Celtic 13 are among the better performers of the Celtic series (90 plus days arrears levels of 4.3% and 5% of current balance, respectively), their loss assumptions are lower than other Celtic transactions. Celtic 16, although a relatively new transaction, has a very high proportion on non-owner occupied loans 66% and therefore a higher expected loss assumption. Moody's revised the MILAN Aaa CE assumptions (MILAN) for all the transactions to incorporate additional stress scenarios to take into account systemic country risk and the impact of sovereign and banking stress in Ireland.

Celtic 9, EL revised to 2.9% of original balance (5.5% of current balance), MILAN to 24%

Celtic 10, EL revised to 3.7% of original balance (6% of current balance), MILAN to 24%

Celtic 11, EL revised to 2.7% of original balance (4% of current balance), MILAN to 20%

Celtic 12, EL revised to 4.6% of original balance (6.5% of current balance), MILAN to 26%

Celtic 13, EL revised to 3.6% of original balance (4.5% of current balance), MILAN to 22.5%

Celtic 16, EL revised to 12.7% of original balance (13% of current balance), MILAN to 39%.

EMERALD MORTGAGES No. 4

EBS Building Society (Ba2, under review for possible downgrade) originated this RMBS transaction. Weak collateral performance is the main driver of the rating downgrade for the senior notes to Baa1 (sf) and the multi-notch downgrade on the mezzanine and junior notes.

Operational Risk -- EBS Building Society is the servicer and cash manager for this transaction and is in the process of amending the transaction documentation to incorporate back-up arrangements.

Key Collateral Assumptions - Moody's has increased its expected loss assumption (EL) to 2.6% of the original balance of the loans (4% of current balance) as a result of the worse-than-expected performance of the pool. Currently reports show 5% of the pool with arrears levels of 90 plus days (15% up from one year ago), including 2% of the current balance, which are 360 plus days in arrears. Moody's revised the MILAN Aaa CE assumption (MILAN) to 20% to incorporate additional stress scenarios to take into account systemic country risk and the impact of sovereign and banking stress in Ireland.

MOODY'S RATED FASTNET TRANSACTIONS (FASTNET No. 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8)

Irish Life & Permanent plc (Ba2, under review for possible downgrade) originated these transactions. The high linkage to Irish Life & Permanent as the servicer and cash manager is the main driver in the ratings downgrade for the senior notes in Fastnet 4 to A1 (sf), under review for possible downgrade; Fastnet 5 A1 (sf), under review for possible downgrade; Fastnet 7 A3 (sf) under review; and Fastnet 8 A1 (sf), under review for possible downgrade. Moody's downgraded the senior notes in Fastnet 2 to A3 (sf), under review for possible downgrade, primarily for performance reasons. However, all the senior notes in these transactions remain on review for possible downgrade pending the outcome of a proposal by the issuers to mitigate operational risk and Moody's review of the ratings of Irish banks.

Operational Risk -- Currently, no back-up arrangements are in place for either the servicing or cash management. Irish Life & Permanent plc informed Moody's that it is in the process of amending the transaction documentation to introduce back-up parties and other structural features to address operational risk concerns.

Key Collateral Assumptions - Moody's has increased its expected loss assumptions (EL) in all five of these Fastnet transactions as a result of their weak performance. Moody's believes that Fastnet 7 and Fastnet 8 will suffer the greatest level of losses of the Fastnet transactions as they both have weighted average indexed LTVs of greater than 100%. Moody's revised the MILAN Aaa CE assumptions (MILAN) for all five Fastnet transactions. Fastnet 4 has the lowest credit enhancement assumption as a result of the significantly lower weighted average indexed LTV of the portfolio (75% compared to 118% in Fastnet 8). Fastnet 7 and 8 have the highest credit enhancement assumptions as a result of the high level of non-owner occupied loans in the portfolio (over 70% in both pools at close).

Fastnet 2, EL revised to 3.2% of original balance (5% of current balance), MILAN to 22.5%

Fastnet 4, EL revised to 2.8% of original balance (3.5% of current balance), MILAN to 17.5%

Fastnet 5, EL revised to 5.2% of original balance (6% of current balance), MILAN to 24%

Fastnet 7, EL revised to 12.3% of original balance (13% of current balance), MILAN to 40%

Fastnet 8, EL revised to 12.6% of original balance (13% of current balance), MILAN to 39%.

KILDARE SECURITIES

ICS Building Society (Deposit Rating Baa3, under review for possible downgrade/P-3, under review for possible downgrade), which is a subsidiary of Bank of Ireland (Ba1, under review for possible downgrade), originated this transaction. The main driver for the multi-notch downgrade of the senior note to A3 (sf), under review for possible downgrade, is the strong degree of linkage between the transaction and ICS Building Society. Therefore the senior notes remain on review pending the outcome of Moody's review of Irish banks as they are sensitive to a downgrade of the ratings of ICS Building Society.

Operational Risk -- ICS Building Society is both the servicer and cash manager and there are no back-up arrangements in place.

Key Collateral Assumptions -- Moody's has increased its expected loss assumption (EL) in this transaction to 2.4% of original balance (4% of current balance). This assumption is at the lower end of the range for the revised EL of the Irish RMBS as a result of the comparatively low level of arrears (3.1% of current balance that is 90 plus days in arrears compared with 5.7% for the Irish Prime RMBS index). Moody's increased the MILAN Aaa CE assumption (MILAN) for this transaction to 20% in order to incorporate additional stress scenarios to take into account systemic country risk and the impact of sovereign and banking stress in Ireland.

MOODY'S RATED PHOENIX FUNDING TRANSACTIONS (Phoenix No. 2, 3, and 4)

KBC Bank Ireland plc (Baa3/P-3 a subsidiary of KBC Bank N.V. (Aa3/P-1)) originated these transactions. The main driver for the downgrades in Phoenix 3 and 4 is expected performance as demonstrated by the significant increase in arrears levels (at least 7% of their current portfolios are 30 days plus in arrears). The sponsor of the transactions has informed Moody's that for all three transactions they will increase credit enhancement and implement structural changes to mitigate operational risk. The current rating levels incorporate the benefit of those restructuring and the ratings remain on review pending the implementation of these changes.

Operational Risk -- KBC Bank Ireland plc is the servicer and cash manager for all three of these Phoenix transactions. There are no back up servicers nor back up cash managers in place, though Phoenix 3 and 4 do have rating triggers for appointing substitute parties. KBC Ireland plc informed Moody's that it is in the process of amending the transaction documentation to address operational risk concerns.

Key Collateral Assumptions -- Moody's has increased its expected loss assumptions (EL) in all three transactions as a result of worse-than-expected performance in all three pools. Phoenix 2 has the highest expected loss assumption of these transactions as it has the highest level of 90 days plus in arrears (7% of current balance versus 6.2% in Phoenix 3 and 3.5% in Phoenix 4) and also has the highest weighted average indexed LTV (117%). Moody's revised the MILAN Aaa CE assumptions (MILAN) for all the transactions taking into consideration the fact that all three transactions have at least 20% of buy-to-let loans in their respective pools and the additional stress scenarios to take into account systemic country risk.

Phoenix 2, EL revised to 7.2% of original balance (8.0% of current balance), MILAN to 32%

Phoenix 3, EL revised to 6.3% of original balance (7.0% of current balance), MILAN to 28%

Phoenix 4, EL revised to 6.6% of original balance (7.0% of current balance), MILAN to 28%.

WOLFHOUND TRANSACTIONS (2008-1, and No. 2)

Bank of Scotland Ireland (not rated, a subsidiary of Bank of Scotland plc (Aa3)) originated these transactions. Moody's has downgraded the senior notes in both transactions due to performance concerns and the lack of sufficient enhancement needed to withstand both severe and expected loss scenarios given the combination of high arrears levels and the portfolio composition (over 15% of BTL in both pools).

Operational Risk -- Bank of Scotland plc is the servicer and cash manager for these transactions.

Key Collateral Assumptions -- Moody's has increased its expected loss assumptions (EL) for both transactions due to weak collateral performance. Moody's revised the MILAN Aaa CE assumptions (MILAN) for both transactions because of the level of BTL loans in both pools (over 15%) and the additional stress scenarios to take into account systemic country risk.

Wolfhound 2008-1, EL revised to 7.6% of original balance (8% current balance), MILAN to 33%

Wolfhound No2, EL revised to 7.8% of original balance (8% current balance), MILAN to 33%.

The principal methodologies used in this rating were "Moody's MILAN Methodology for Rating Irish RMBS" (April 2009), "Revising Default/Loss Assumptions Over the Life of an ABS/RMBS Transaction" (December 2008) and "Global Structured Finance Operational Risk Guidelines: Moody's Approach to Analyzing Performance Disruption Risk" (March 2011). Other methodologies and factors that may have been considered in the process of rating this issuer can also be found in the Rating Methodologies sub-directory on Moody's website.

Please also refer to the "Irish RMBS December 2010 Indices", which is available on www.moodys.com in the Industry / Sector Research sub-directory under the Research & Ratings tab.

Moody's Investors Service did not receive or take into account a third-party due diligence report on the underlying assets or financial instruments related to the monitoring of this transaction in the past six months.

REGULATORY DISCLOSURES

The ratings of Phoenix Funding No 2, 3 and 4 have been disclosed to the rated entities or their designated agents and issued with amendment resulting from that disclosure following new information provided by the transaction sponsor to Moody's regarding a restructuring of the transactions.

All other ratings have been disclosed to the rated entities or their designated agents and issued with no amendment resulting from that disclosure.

Information sources used to prepare the credit ratings are the following: parties involved in the ratings, parties not involved in the ratings, public information, and confidential and proprietary Moody's Investors Service information.

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

LIST OF RATING ACTIONS:

Issuer: Celtic Residential Irish Mortgage Securitisation No.9 Plc

....EUR1067.5M A2 Certificate, Downgraded to A3 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR70M B Certificate, Downgraded to Caa2 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 A2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: CELTIC RESIDENTIAL IRISH MORTGAGE SECURISATION NO. 10 PLC

....EUR1253M A2 Certificate, Downgraded to Baa2 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR89.5M B Certificate, Downgraded to Caa2 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 A2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: CELTIC RESIDENTIAL IRISH MORTGAGE SECURISATION NO. 11 PLC

....EUR385M A2a Certificate, Downgraded to Aa1 (sf); previously on Dec 2, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....US$328M A2b Certificate, Downgraded to Aa1 (sf); previously on Dec 2, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR1388.8M A3a Certificate, Downgraded to A3 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....GBP586M A3c Certificate, Downgraded to A3 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR77M Ba Certificate, Downgraded to Ba3 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aa2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR147.4M Ca Certificate, Downgraded to Caa2 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Baa2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....GBP17.5M Cc Certificate, Downgraded to Caa2 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Baa2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: Celtic Residential Irish Mortgage Securitisation No.12 Ltd.

....EUR487.5M A2 Notes, Downgraded to Aa2 (sf); previously on Dec 2, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR1010.685M A3 Notes, Downgraded to Baa3 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2010 Aa2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR39M B Notes, Downgraded to Caa1 (sf); previously on Dec 2, 2010 Baa1 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR87.75M C Notes, Downgraded to Caa3 (sf); previously on Dec 2, 2010 B3 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: Celtic Residential Irish Mortgage Securitisation No. 13 Ltd

....EUR538.95M A2 Certificate, Downgraded to Aa2 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR938.2M A3 Certificate, Downgraded to A3 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR101.8M B Certificate, Downgraded to Ba3 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aa3 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR47.9M C Certificate, Downgraded to Caa2 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Baa2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: CELTIC RESIDENTIAL IRISH MORTGAGE SECURITISATION NO. 16 LTD

....EUR260M A1 Certificate, Downgraded to Aa2 (sf); previously on Dec 2, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR260M A2 Certificate, Downgraded to Aa2 (sf); previously on Dec 2, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR257M A3 Certificate, Downgraded to Aa2 (sf); previously on Dec 2, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: Emerald Mortgages No. 4 p.l.c.

....EUR1428M A Notes, Downgraded to Baa1 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR34.5M B Notes, Downgraded to B1 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aa3 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR37.5M C Notes, Downgraded to Caa3 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Baa2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: Fastnet Securities 2 PLC

....EUR1656M A2 Certificate, Downgraded to A3 (sf) and Remains On Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on Oct 14, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR50M B Certificate, Downgraded to Ba2 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2010 Aa3 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR44M C Certificate, Downgraded to B1 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2010 A2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR56M D Certificate, Downgraded to Caa2 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2010 Baa2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: Fastnet Securities 4 Ltd

....EUR2080M A1 Certificate, Downgraded to A1 (sf) and Remains On Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR2080M A2 Certificate, Downgraded to A1 (sf) and Remains On Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR2080M A3 Certificate, Downgraded to Baa1 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: FASTNET SECURITIES 5 LTD

....EUR510M A1 Certificate, Downgraded to A1 (sf) and Remains On Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR510M A2 Certificate, Downgraded to A1 (sf) and Remains On Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR527M A3 Certificate, Downgraded to Baa1 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: Fastnet Securities 7 Ltd

....EUR375M A1 Certificate, Downgraded to A3 (sf) and Remains On Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on Dec 2, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR375M A2 Certificate, Downgraded to A3 (sf) and Remains On Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on Dec 2, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR375M A3 Certificate, Downgraded to A3 (sf) and Remains On Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on Dec 2, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: Fastnet Securities 8 Ltd

....EUR483M A1 Certificate, Downgraded to A3 (sf) and Remains On Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on Dec 2, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR483M A2 Certificate, Downgraded to A3 (sf) and Remains On Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on Dec 2, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR483M A3 Certificate, Downgraded to A3 (sf) and Remains On Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on Dec 2, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: Kildare Securities limited

....US$1451.6M A2 Notes, Downgraded to A3 (sf) and Remains On Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on Oct 14, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR1062M A3 Notes, Downgraded to A3 (sf) and Remains On Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on Oct 14, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR96.8M B Notes, Downgraded to Baa3 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2010 Aa3 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR90.6M C Notes, Downgraded to B2 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2010 Baa2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

....EUR26.55M D Notes, Downgraded to Caa1 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2010 Ba3 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: Phoenix Funding 2 Limited

....EUR7125M A Notes, Aa2 (sf) Remains On Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on Dec 2, 2010 Aa2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: Phoenix funding 3 Limited

....EUR3040M A Notes, Downgraded to Aa2 (sf) and Remains On Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on Oct 14, 2010 Aa1 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: Phoenix Funding 4 Limited

....EUR748M A Notes, Downgraded to Aa2 (sf) and Remains On Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on Oct 14, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: Wolfhound Funding 2008-1 Limited

....EUR4085M A Notes, Downgraded to Ba2 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Issuer: Wolfhound Funding 2 Limited

....EUR2821M A Notes, Downgraded to Baa1 (sf); previously on Jul 23, 2010 Aaa (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

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