Press Release

DBRS Morningstar Maintains the Class F Notes of Taurus 2016-1 DEU DAC Under Review with Negative Implications

November 14, 2019

DBRS Ratings GmbH (DBRS Morningstar) maintained the Under Review with Negative Implications (UR.Neg.) trend on the Class F Notes issued by Taurus 2016-1 DEU Designated Activity Company (the issuer). This rating action reflects that no actual remedial work has taken place to address the mismatch between the interest payable by the borrower and the coupon payable by the issuer to date. However, DBRS Morningstar understands that the transaction parties are working together to resolve the issue as early as possible. As such, DBRS Morningstar has maintained the UR.Neg trend on the Class F Notes.

DBRS Morningstar will continue to monitor the progress of the remedial work and expects further interest deferral on the Class F Notes by the November 2019 interest payment date.

The resolution of the UR.Neg rating action will include a review of potential remedies (if any) and an assessment of whether the deferred interest on the Class F Notes could ultimately be recovered.

All figures are in euros unless otherwise noted.

The principal methodology applicable to the rating is: “European CMBS Rating and Surveillance Methodology”.

DBRS Morningstar is undertaking a review and will remove the rating from this status as soon as it is appropriate.

A review of the transaction legal documents was not conducted as the legal documents have remained unchanged since the most recent rating action.

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 “Global Methodology for Rating Sovereign Governments” at:

The sources of data and information used for this rating include CBRE Loan Services Limited and U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust Services

DBRS Morningstar did not rely upon third-party due diligence in order to conduct its analysis.

At the time of the initial rating, DBRS Morningstar was supplied with third-party assessments. However, this did not impact the rating analysis.

DBRS Morningstar considers the data and information available to it for the purposes of providing this rating to be of satisfactory quality.

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

The last rating action on this transaction took place on 15 August 2019, when DBRS Morningstar placed the Class F Notes UR.Neg.

Information regarding DBRS Morningstar ratings, including definitions, policies and methodologies, is available on

Generally, the conditions that lead to the assignment of a Negative or Positive trend are generally resolved within a 12-month period. DBRS Morningstar’s outlooks and ratings are monitored.

This rating is Under Review with UR.Neg. Generally, the conditions that lead to the assignment of reviews are resolved within a 90-day period.

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

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

Lead Analyst: Christopher Horst, Senior Financial Analyst
Rating Committee Chair: Christian Aufsatz, Managing Director
Initial Rating Date: 24 February 2016

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

-- European CMBS Rating and Surveillance Methodology
-- 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 Morningstar analyses structured finance transactions and how the methodologies are collectively applied can be found at:

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