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Global Credit Ratings updates mapping table for South Africa

Johannesburg, 9 December 2016 – Global Credit Ratings (“GCR”) has revised the mapping between its national scale ratings and its international scale, local currency ratings for South Africa.

RATING RATIONALE

The updated mapping table follows a recent revision of the outlook on the Republic of South Africa’s sovereign ratings from Stable to Negative, as well as minor mapping recalibrations in the BBB and BBB- international scale local currency rating bands. The mapping table specifies the international scale, local currency ratings that can be accorded to each South African national scale rating.

The updated mapping table for South Africa, for implementation effective 9 December 2016, and the previous version published 14 December 2015 (for comparative purposes), are shown below:

GCR International Scale to National Scale Mapping Table – South Africa

NEW version published 9 December 2016

International Scale Rating

(Local currency)

National Scale Rating

(South Africa)

BBB and above AAA(ZA)
BBB AAA(ZA) / AA+(ZA)
BBB- AA(ZA) / AA-(ZA)
BB+ A+(ZA) / A(ZA) / A-(ZA)
BB A-(ZA) / BBB+(ZA) / BBB(ZA)
BB- BBB(ZA) / BBB-(ZA)
B+ BB+(ZA) /BB(ZA)
B BB-(ZA) / B+(ZA)
B- B(ZA) / B-(ZA)
CCC CCC(ZA)
LD/DD LD(ZA) / DD(ZA)

GCR international Scale to National Scale Mapping Table – South Africa

PREVIOUS version published 14 December 2015

International Scale Rating

(Local currency)

National Scale Rating

(South Africa)

BBB and above AAA(ZA)
BBB AAA(ZA)/ AA+(ZA) / AA(ZA)
BBB- AA(ZA) / AA-(ZA) / A+(ZA)
BB+ A+(ZA) / A(ZA) / A-(ZA)
BB A-(ZA) / BBB+(ZA) / BBB(ZA)
BB- BBB(ZA) / BBB-(ZA)
B+ BB+(ZA) / BB(ZA)
B BB-(ZA) / B+(ZA)
B- B(ZA) / B-(ZA)
CCC CCC(ZA)
LD/DD LD(ZA) / DD(ZA)

ANALYTICAL CONTACTS

Primary Analyst Secondary Analyst

Omega Collocott Name2

Sector Head: Financial Institution Ratings Title2

(011) 784 – 1771 Telephone2

omegac@globalratings.net Email2

Committee Chairperson

Marc Chadwick

Sector Head: Insurance Ratings

(011) 784 – 1771

chadwick@globalratings.net

APPLICABLE METHODOLOGIES AND RELATED RESEARCH

GCR’s South African Mapping Tables (updated December 2015 and 2016).

RATING LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS

ALL GCR’S CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: HTTP://GLOBALRATINGS.NET/UNDERSTANDING-RATINGS. IN ADDITION, GCR’S RATING SCALES AND DEFINITIONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: HTTP://GLOBALRATINGS.NET/RATINGS-INFO/RATING-SCALES-DEFINITIONS. GCR’S CODE OF CONDUCT, CONFIDENTIALITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, PUBLICATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT HTTP://GLOBALRATINGS.NET.

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