Creditreform Rating has confirmed the A- rating of Groupe BPCE. The outlook is stable. In addition, Creditreform Rating has set the rating of the Additional Tier 1 capital class, the Tier 2 capital class and the rating of the Preferred Senior Unsecured Debt class (after reclassification from Senior Unsecured Debt) to not rated (n.r.). Groupe BPCE is not an issuing company and therefore ratings for debt and capital instruments are not applicable.
Creditreform Rating AG has revised its rating methodology for the rating of "Bank Capital and Unsecured Debt Instruments". Henceforth, only the revised version of the rating methodology ("Version 2.0") will be applied. Moreover, all current ratings of bank capital and unsecured bank instruments will be reviewed as part of our current monitoring and receive therefore the rating supplement "watch". Our revised rating methodology can be found at www.creditreform-rating.de.
Creditreform Rating has set the rating of Groupe BPCE to A- with stable outlook. Creditreform Rating has also determined the ratings of the debt classes as follows. The rating of Additional Tier 1 was set to BB, the rating of Tier 2 to BB+ and the rating of the Senior Unsecured to A-.