Press Release

DBRS Publishes Updated Global Business Code of Conduct

October 03, 2016

DBRS* has today updated the DBRS Business Code of Conduct for the addition of DBRS Ratings México, Institución Calificadora de Valores S.A. de C.V., as well as updates to related policies, procedures and business practices.

The Business Code reflects DBRS’s adherence to the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Code of Conduct Fundamentals for Credit Rating Agencies (IOSCO Code).

The IOSCO Code is a framework of principles and practical measures designed to improve investor protection and the fairness, efficiency and transparency of the securities markets, as well as to reduce systemic risk. Based on a comply-or-explain approach, the IOSCO Code is intended to work in harmony with jurisdictional Credit Rating Agency (CRA) registration and oversight programs and to continue operating as the international standard for CRA self-governance.

DBRS is a globally recognized provider of timely credit rating opinions that offer insight and transparency across a broad range of financial institutions, corporate entities, government bodies and various structured finance product groups.

The Business Code is publicly available under Global Regulatory Affairs on

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