Press Release

DBRS Morningstar Discontinues Provisional Rating of Pillar Finance Designated Activity Company

Nonperforming Loans
April 09, 2020

DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS Morningstar) discontinued and withdrew its BB (low) (sf) provisional rating of the EUR 1,044,000,000 Class A Notes issued by Pillar Finance Designated Activity Company (the Issuer) at the request of the Issuer.

ESG CONSIDERATIONS
A description of how DBRS Morningstar considers ESG factors within the DBRS Morningstar analytical framework and its methodologies can be found at: https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/357792.

For more information regarding rating methodologies and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), please see the following DBRS Morningstar press release: https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/357883.

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Notes:
All figures are in euros unless otherwise noted.

The principal methodology applicable to the rating is: “Rating European Non-Performing Loans Securitisations” (27 June 2019).

In DBRS Morningstar’s opinion, a discontinued-withdrawn rating action does not warrant the application of the entire principal methodology.

Other methodologies referenced in this transaction are listed at the end of this press release. These may be found at: http://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/about/methodologies.

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: https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/350410/global-methodology-for-rating-sovereign-governments.

The sources of data and information used for the initial rating include the pool data tape and related stratification tables as of December 2019, historical performance repossession data from 2000 to 2018 (date special servicing commenced), information on privileges from Teiresias, and a business plan. Eurobank Ergasias S.A. and Eurobank Financial Planning Services S.A. provided the data and information used for the initial rating.

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 the 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 30 May 2019 when DBRS Morningstar assigned a provisional rating to the Class A Notes at BB (low) (sf).

Information regarding DBRS Morningstar ratings, including definitions, policies, and methodologies, is available on www.dbrsmorningstar.com.

As this is a discontinued-withdrawn rating action, a sensitivity analysis is not applicable.

For further information on DBRS Morningstar historical default rates published by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in a central repository, see: http://cerep.esma.europa.eu/cerep-web/statistics/defaults.xhtml.

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

Lead Analyst: Alessio Pignataro, Senior Vice President
Rating Committee Chair: Christian Aufsatz, Managing Director
Initial Rating Date: 30 May 2019

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The rating methodologies used in the analysis of this transaction can be found at: http://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/about/methodologies.

-- Rating European Non-Performing Loans Securitisations (27 June 2019),
https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/347265/rating-european-non-performing-loans-securitisations
-- Rating European Consumer and Commercial Asset-Backed Securitisations (13 January 2020),
https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/355533/rating-european-consumer-and-commercial-asset-backed-securitisations
-- European RMBS Insight Methodology (2 April 2020),
https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/359192/european-rmbs-insight-methodology
-- European RMBS Insight: Greek Addendum (13 March 2020),
https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/357925/european-rmbs-insight-greek-addendum
-- European CMBS Rating and Surveillance Methodology (13 December 2019),
https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/354637/european-cmbs-rating-and-surveillance-methodology
-- Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Servicers (28 February 2020),
https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/357429/operational-risk-assessment-for-european-structured-finance-servicers
-- Legal Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions (11 September 2019),
https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/350234/legal-criteria-for-european-structured-finance-transactions
-- Interest Rate Stresses for European Structured Finance Transactions (10 October 2019),
https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/351557/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: http://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/278375.

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