Press Release

DBRS Assigns Rating to Juno 2 S.r.l.

Nonperforming Loans
February 08, 2019

DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS) assigned a BBB (low) (sf) rating to the EUR 204,000,000 Class A notes (the notes) issued by Juno 2 S.r.l.

The notes are backed by a EUR 968 million portfolio by gross book value (GBV) consisting of unsecured and secured non-performing loans sold by Banca Nazionale del Lavoro S.p.a. (the Originator). The majority of loans in the portfolio (approximately 68% by GBV) defaulted between 2013 and 2016. The receivables are serviced by Prelios Credit Servicing S.p.A. (PRECS). A backup servicer, Securitisation Services S.p.A., has also been appointed and will act as a servicer in case of termination of the appointment of PRECS.

Approximately 73% of the pool by GBV is secured and 71% (by GBV) of the pool benefits from a first-ranking lien. The secured loans included in the portfolio are backed by properties distributed across Italy with 34.2% by market value (MV) in Central Italy, 35.5% by MV in Northern Italy and 30.3% by MV in Southern Italy. In its analysis, DBRS assumed that all loans are worked out through an auction process, which generally has the longest resolution timeline.

The transaction benefits from approximately EUR 16.3 million recoveries collected between 1st October 2018 and 1st February 2019, which will be distributed in accordance with the priority of payments on the first interest payment date.

The securitisation includes the possibility to implement a ReoCo structure.

The rating is based on DBRS’s analysis of the projected recoveries of the underlying collateral, the historical performance and expertise of the Special Servicers, the availability of liquidity to fund interest shortfalls and special-purpose vehicle expenses, the cap agreement and the transaction’s legal and structural features. DBRS’s BBB (low) (sf) rating stress assumes a haircut of approximately 20.4% to the special servicers’ business plan for the portfolio.

DBRS analysed the transaction structure using Intex DealMaker.

All figures are in euros unless otherwise noted.

The principal methodology applicable to the rating is: “Rating European Non-Performing Loans Securitisations”.

DBRS has applied the principal methodology consistently and conducted a review of the transaction in accordance with the principal methodology.

Other methodologies referenced in this transaction are listed at the end of this press release. These may be found on at:

For a more detailed discussion of the sovereign risk impact on Structured Finance ratings, please refer to “Appendix C: The Impact of Sovereign Ratings on Other DBRS Credit Ratings” of the “Rating Sovereign Governments” methodology at:

The sources of data and information used for the rating include the Originator and the Servicer.

DBRS did not rely upon third-party due diligence to conduct its analysis. DBRS was supplied with third-party assessments. However, this did not impact the rating analysis.

DBRS considers the information available to it for the purposes of providing the rating was of satisfactory quality.

DBRS does not audit or independently verify the data or information it receives in connection with
the rating process.

These ratings concern a newly issued financial instrument.

These are the first DBRS ratings on this financial instrument.

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To assess the impact of changing the transaction parameters on the rating, DBRS considered the following stress scenarios, as compared with the parameters used to determine the rating (the Base Case):

-- Recovery Rates Used: Cumulative Base Case Recovery Amount of approximately EUR 276 million at the BBB (low) stress level, a 5% and 10% decrease of the Cumulative Base Case Recovery Rate.

-- DBRS concludes that a hypothetical decrease of the Recovery Rate by 5%, ceteris paribus, would lead to a downgrade of the Class A notes to BB (low) (sf).
-- DBRS concludes that a hypothetical decrease of the Recovery Rate by 10%, ceteris paribus, would lead to a downgrade of the Class A notes to B (high) (sf).

For further information on DBRS historic default rates published by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in a central repository, see:

Ratings assigned by DBRS Ratings Limited are subject to EU and US regulations only.

Lead Analyst: Mirco Iacobucci, Senior Vice President, Global Structured Finance
Initial Rating Date: 8 February 2019
Rating Committee Chair: Christian Aufsatz, Managing Director, Global Structured Finance

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The rating methodologies used in the analysis of this transaction can be found at:

-- Rating European Non-Performing Loans Securitisations
-- Rating European Consumer and Commercial Asset-Backed Securitisations
-- Master European Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Rating Methodology and Jurisdictional Addenda
-- European CMBS Rating and Surveillance Methodology
-- Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Servicers
-- Legal Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions
-- Derivative Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions
-- Interest Rate Stresses for European Structured Finance Transactions

A description of how DBRS analyses structured finance transactions and how the methodologies are collectively applied can be found at:

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