Dexia’s UT2 rating slashed as coupon is skipped
Standard & Poor’s downgraded Dexia Bank’s Eu228.674m 6.25% upper tier two bonds from B to CC on Tuesday afternoon, following the announcement by the bank on Monday that it would not be paying coupons on the securities, following pressure from the European Commission.
The coupons were due to be paid on November 18 and were discretionary.
There were questions last week as to whether the bank would be able to pay the coupons on the bonds. While Dexia has been clear on callability and payment of certain other instruments, it said
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