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Rating Action:

Moody's reviews ratings of RMBS net interest margin securities

15 Apr 2009

New York, April 15, 2009 -- Moody's Investors Service has placed the ratings of 76 net interest margin (NIM) securities backed by residential mortgage-backed securitizations (RMBS) on review for possible downgrade. These NIM transactions rely on residual cash flows and prepayment penalties generated by the underlying mortgage-backed securitizations. These cash flows are sensitive to a number of factors:

i) Prepayment speeds on the collateral backing the RMBS

ii) Magnitude and timing of losses incurred on the collateral backing the underlying RMBS

iii) Impact of trigger breaches (which in turn affects step-down and release of cash to residual bondholders) and

iv) Volume and magnitude of interest rate modifications (which affects excess spread).

These securities have been placed on review based on the poor performance on the underlying transactions that has negatively impacted residual payments to the NIM holders.

Moody's analysis of NIM transactions with respect to this review primarily focuses on each transaction's recent average monthly principal paydown rate. As delinquency and losses have accumulated in the transactions underlying the NIM, residual cash flows have severely declined and, in most cases, disappeared. As a result, the large majority of these transactions have not received principal payments in recent months and many have accrued unpaid interest. Projected future loss levels on the large majority of underlying transactions are now higher than previously estimated. These elevated loss levels further reduce the likelihood that the net interest margin securities will ultimately be paid in full.

During the review period, Moody's will analyze the likelihood of NIM repayment by reviewing potential sources of cash in relation to outstanding liabilities. The potential sources of cash to the NIM include i) excess spread net of projected future losses, ii) excess overcollateralization in the event of a step-down and iii) collections of prepayment penalties. To the extent the NIM has accrued unpaid interest obligations that must be paid prior to retiring the outstanding principal, such amounts will also be taken into account when evaluating the expected severity of loss to the NIM bondholders. It is expected that nearly all of the bonds placed under review would be downgraded to B1 or below. Additionally, to the extent that subordinate bonds of the underlying transactions have incurred principal impairments or have been downgraded to Ca or C, it is expected that the associated NIM security would be similarly downgraded to Ca or C. Final rating actions resolving these reviews are expected in the next 3 to 4 weeks.

Other methodologies and factors that may have been considered in the process of rating this issue can also be found at www.moodys.com in the Credit Policy & Methodologies directory.

Asset Backed Funding Corporation NIM Trust 2001-AQ1 Notes

Cl. A, Ca Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Ca

Bear Stearns Structured Products Inc. NIM Trust 2004-10

Notes, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 2/16/2005 Assigned B2

BSSP NIM Trust 2004-QA1

Notes, Caa2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Caa2

Bear Stearns Structured Products Inc. NIM Trust 2007-N1

Cl. I-A-1, Ca Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Ca

BSSP NIM Trust 2007-N2 Notes, Series 2007-N2-VIII

Cl. VIII-A-1, Caa1 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Caa1

BSSP NIM Trust 2007-N2 Notes, Series 2007-N2-X

Cl. X-A-2, Ca Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Ca

BSSP NIM Trust 2007-N3 Notes, Series 2007-N3-IV

Cl. IV-A-1, Ca Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Ca

Cl. IV-A-2, Ca Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Ca

BSSP NIM Trust 2007-N3 Notes, Series 2007-N3-V

Cl. V-A-1, Caa2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Caa2

Bear Stearns Structured Products Inc. NIM Trust 2007-N7 Notes, Series 2007-N7-II

Cl. II-A-3, Ba2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 10/18/2007 Assigned Ba2

Bear Stearns Structured Products Inc. NIM Trust 2007-N7-IV

Cl. IV-A-3, Ba2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 9/20/2007 Assigned Ba2

FFML Net Interest Margin Trust 2003-FFB

Cl. A Notes, B3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 4/20/2007 Downgraded to B3

GSAA Home Equity Trust 2005-NIM6

Notes, B1 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to B1

GSMSC Net Interest Margin Securities, Series 2007-NIM1

Cl. N2, Baa3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 2/9/2007 Assigned Baa3

Cl. N3, Ba3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 2/9/2007 Assigned Ba3

Cl. N4, B3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 2/9/2007 Assigned B3

Lehman XS NIM 1 Company 2005-7N

Cl. A-2, Baa3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 2/1/2006 Assigned Baa3

Lehman XS Net Interest Margin Notes Series 2007-GPM1-1

Cl. A-2, Baa3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 3/26/2007 Assigned Baa3

Cl. A-3, Ba3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 3/26/2007 Assigned Ba3

Cl. A-4, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 3/26/2007 Assigned B2

Lehman XS Nim 1 Company 2007-GPM2

Cl. A-3, Ba3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 5/29/2007 Assigned Ba3

Cl. A-4, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 5/29/2007 Assigned B2

Lehman XS Net Interest Margin Notes Series 2005-1

Cl. A, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to B2

Cl. B, Ca Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Ca

Lehman XS Net Interest Margin Notes Series 2005-10

Cl. A, A3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 2/10/2006 Assigned A3

Cl. B, B3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to B3

Lehman XS Net Interest Margin Notes Series 2005-2

Cl. A, Caa1 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Caa1

Cl. B, Ca Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Ca

Lehman XS NIM Company 2005-5N

Cl. B, Baa3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 12/16/2005 Assigned Baa3

Lehman XS Net Interest Margin Notes Series 2005-6

Cl. A, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to B2

Lehman XS Net Interest Margin Notes Series 2005-8

Cl. B, Caa3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Caa3

Lehman XS Net Interest Margin Notes Series 2006-3

Cl. A, Ca Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Ca

Cl. B, Ca Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Ca

Lehman XS Net Interest Margin Notes Series 2006-7

Cl. A, Caa2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Caa2

Cl. B, Ca Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Ca

Lehman XS NIM Company 2006-AR2

Cl. A-1, A3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 5/24/2006 Assigned A3

Lehman XS NIM Company 2006-AR4

Cl. A-4, Caa2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Caa2

Lehman XS Net Interest Margin Notes Series 2006-GP1

Cl. A-3, Ba3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 6/29/2006 Assigned Ba3

Cl. A-4, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 6/29/2006 Assigned B2

Lehman XS NIM Company 2006-GP2

Cl. A-3, Ba3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 8/2/2006 Assigned Ba3

Cl. A-4, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 8/2/2006 Assigned B2

Lehman XS Net Interest Margin Notes Series 2006-GP3

Cl. A-4, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 8/2/2006 Assigned B2

Lehman XS NIM Company 2006-GP4

Cl. A-3, Ba3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 8/22/2006 Assigned Ba3

Cl. A-4, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 8/22/2006 Assigned B2

Lehman XS Net Interest Margin Notes Series 2006-GPM4

Cl. A-3, Ba3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 9/26/2006 Assigned Ba3

Cl. A-4, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 9/26/2006 Assigned B2

Lehman XS Net Interest Margin Notes Series 2006-GPM5

Cl. A-4, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 10/27/2006 Assigned B2

Lehman XS Net Interest Margin Notes Series 2006-GPM6

Cl. A-4, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 12/1/2006 Assigned B2

Lehman XS Net Interest Margin Notes Series 2006-GPM7

Cl. A-3, Ba3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 1/8/2007 Assigned Ba3

Cl. A-4, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 1/8/2007 Assigned B2

Lehman XS Net Interest Margin Notes Series 2006-GPM8

Cl. A-3, Ba3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 1/25/2007 Assigned Ba3

Cl. A-4, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 1/25/2007 Assigned B2

Lehman XS Net Interest Margin Notes Series 2007-QO8

Cl. A-4, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 3/16/2007 Assigned B2

Lehman XS NIM Company 2005-9N

Cl. A-2, Baa3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 3/6/2006 Assigned Baa3

Long Beach Asset Holdings Corp. CI 2006-WL2 NIM Notes, Series 2006-WL2

Cl. N-2, A3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/2/2008 Downgraded to A3

MASTR Alternative Loan NIM 2006-1

Cl. N-1, Baa2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 1/27/2006 Assigned Baa2

MASTR Alternative Loan NIM 2006-3

Cl. N-3, Caa1 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/2/2008 Downgraded to Caa1

MASTR Alternative Loan NIM 2006-4

Cl. N-2, B3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/2/2008 Downgraded to B3

Cl. N-3, Caa1 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/2/2008 Downgraded to Caa1

MASTR Alternative Loan NIM 2006-5

Cl. N-3, Caa1 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/2/2008 Downgraded to Caa1

MASTR CI-CW1 NIM

Cl. N-1, Ba2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/2/2008 Downgraded to Ba2

Cl. N-2, Caa1 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/2/2008 Downgraded to Caa1

SAIL Net Interest Margin Notes, Series 2003-3

Cl. A Notes, Caa2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/2/2008 Downgraded to Caa2

SAIL Net Interest Margin Notes, Series 2003-5

Cl. A Notes, Caa2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/2/2008 Downgraded to Caa2

SARM Net Interest Margin Notes, Series 2005-19XS-1

Cl. A-2, Baa3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 11/21/2005 Assigned Baa3

SARM Net Interest Margin Notes, Series 2005-19XS-2

Cl. A-2, Baa3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 11/21/2005 Assigned Baa3

SARM Net Interest Margin Notes, Series 2005-16XS

Cl. A, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to B2

SARM Net Interest Margin Notes, Series 2005-10

Cl. A, Ca Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Ca

SASCO Net Interest Margin Trust 2003-12XS

Cl. A, Caa3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Caa3

SASCO Net Interest Margin Trust 2003-36XS

Cl. A, B2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to B2

SASCO ARC Net Interest Margin Notes, Series 2003-BC2

Cl. N2, Caa3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 7/1/2008 Downgraded to Caa3

Sharps SP I LLC Net Interest Margin Trust 2003-2XSN

Notes, Baa2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 12/24/2003 Assigned Baa2

Sharps SP I LLC Net Interest Margin 2006-AHM3N

Cl. N-3, Ba2 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 10/9/2006 Assigned Ba2

Sharps SP I LLC Net Interest Margin Trust 2004-5N

Notes, Baa3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 10/27/2004 Assigned Baa3

Sharps SP I LLC Net Interest Margin Trust 2006-AF1N

Notes, Baa3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 6/9/2006 Assigned Baa3

Wachovia Amortization Controlled HELOC NIM Trust 2006-N1

Notes, A3 Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade; previously on 1/4/2007 Assigned A3

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