Sydney, November 23, 2012 -- Moody's Investors Service announced today that a substitution of approximately AUD 225 million to Series 2008-1 REDS Trust would not, in and of itself and as of this time, result in the reduction or withdrawal of the rating of the Class A notes issued by Perpetual Trustee Company Limited in its capacity as trustee of Series 2008-1 REDS Trust. The Class B notes are not rated.
The transaction represents a securitization of a portfolio of Australian prime residential mortgages originated by Bank of Queensland Limited.
The revised pool has a weighted average loan-to-value ratio of 71% and seasoning of 1.8 years.
The Class A notes are rated Aaa (sf) and total AUD 2.392 billion. They benefit from the 12.8% subordination provided by the Class B notes. The rating on these notes is LMI independent.
There is also a liquidity facility of 1.5% of the outstanding principal balance of the mortgage pool providing liquidity support to the transaction.
Moody's has determined that the substitution in and of itself and at this time, will not result in the downgrade or withdrawal of the rating of the Class A notes.
However, Moody's opinion addresses only the credit impact associated with the substitution, and Moody's is not expressing any opinion as to whether this action has, or could have, other non-credit related effects that may have a detrimental impact on the interests of note holders or counterparties.
The methodologies used in this rating were Moody's Approach to Rating Australian RMBS published in May 2012, and Approach for Evaluating Lender's Mortgage Insurance in Australian RMBS published in October 2012. Please see the Credit Policy page on www.moodys.com for a copy of these methodologies.
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