KBRA Europe Registered as a Credit Rating Agency by ESMA

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited (KBRA Europe) has been
registered as a credit rating agency by the European Securities and
Markets Authority (ESMA).

KBRA Europe was registered by ESMA effective November 13, 2017 in
accordance with Regulation (EC) No.1060/2009. KBRA Europe is located in
Dublin, Ireland and will provide the global capital markets with timely,
accurate and transparent credit analysis. Kroll Bond Rating Agency
(KBRA) currently has 275 employees across offices in the U.S., located
in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland and has published over 9,000
ratings totaling $775 billion. Given the growth and success in the U.S.,
KBRA Europe has hired experienced rating analysts who will provide the
market with exceptional service across the Structured Finance, Financial
Institutions, Project Finance and Corporates markets. KBRA Europe will
provide the investment community with the products and tools needed to
make informed investment decisions.

“We look forward to serving investors and providing all market
participants globally with an unparalleled view on ratings accompanied
by the most thorough, detailed, and timely analysis and research,” said
Jim Nadler, President and CEO of KBRA.


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About Kroll Bond Rating Agency

KBRA is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a
Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO). In
addition, KBRA is recognized by the National Association of Insurance
Commissioners (NAIC) as a Credit Rating Provider (CRP).


Kate Kennedy, 646-731-2348
Media Relations & Investor