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            Friday, May 16, 2014, Vol. 15, No. 96



TECHNICOLOR SA: To Exit Creditor Protection Ahead of Schedule


WELTBILD: Paragon to Acquire Publishing Group for EUR20 Million


EUROBANK ERGASIAS: S&P Withdraws 'D' Preferred Stock Ratings
NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE: S&P Withdraws 'D' Preferred Stock Rating


ENDO FINANCE: Moody's Rates Senior Unsecured Notes 'B1'
GILLESPIE CLO: Moody's Affirms B2 Rating on EUR15MM Cl. E Notes
IRISH BANK: Gets Bankruptcy Court Approval for Sale of Loans


* ITALY: Number of Corporate Bankruptcies Up 4.6 in Q1 2014


KKR RETAIL: S&P Affirms 'B' LT Corp. Credit Rating


CID FINANCE: S&P Hikes Credit Rating on 2 Note Series to 'B+'
NRG: High-Flux Reactor Faces Bankruptcy Risk


NASSA MIDCO: S&P Assigns 'B' Rating to Proposed Sr. Sec. Loans


FC DINAMO: Files for Insolvency


BRUNSWICK RAIL: S&P Lowers LT Corp. Credit Rating to 'B+'


HIPOTECARIO MIXTO V: Moody's Affirms Caa3 Rating on Class C Notes
PYMES BANESTO 3: S&P Lowers Credit Rating to 'Dsf'


DANNEMORA MINERAL: To Resume Production Under Reconstruction Plan
OVAKO GROUP: S&P Assigns Prelim. 'B' Corp. Credit Rating


SUNRISE COMMUNICATIONS: S&P Affirms 'B+' LT Corp. Credit Rating


CREDIT DNEPR: Moody's Withdraws Caa3 Long-term Deposit Rating

U N I T E D   K I N G D O M

DRACO ECLIPSE 2005-4: S&P Cuts Rating on Class F Notes to CCC-sf
RANGERS FOOTBALL: Faces Director Disqualification Action
SIGNET UK: Moody's Rates US$400MM Senior Unsecured Notes 'Ba1'


* BOOK REVIEW: The First Junk Bond



TECHNICOLOR SA: To Exit Creditor Protection Ahead of Schedule
David Whitehouse at Bloomberg News, citing Le Figaro, reports
that Technicolor SA is to exit creditor protection three years
ahead of the initially planned date.

Technicolor SA is a French producer of film-making products and

In May 2012, Technicolor's unprofitable set-top box factory in
Angers, France, filed for insolvency with the Nanterre Commercial


WELTBILD: Paragon to Acquire Publishing Group for EUR20 Million
DACH unquote reports that Munich-based Paragon Partners has
signed a preliminary agreement with insolvency administrator
Arndt Geiwitz to take a majority stake in troubled publishing
group Weltbild.

DACH unquote says the German media has reported that Paragon has
taken a 51% stake in the company for EUR20 million. Further
details on the restructuring policy are expected to be finalised
by the end of the month, with Arndt Geiwitz remaining a minority
shareholder in the company, the report says.

According to the report, the liquidator, who represents all of
Weltbild's creditors, contacted numerous parties in order to
secure an investor for the entirety of Weltbild's operation,
including both local stores in Germany, the holding company and
subsidiary operations in Austria and Switzerland. Paragon's offer
will enable the group to continue as a whole, the report notes.

Both Paragon and Geiwitz aim to advance the redevelopment of the
group and return it to a stable footing. The shareholders are in
talks to create a new company to which Weltbild employees will be
transferred, DACH unquote discloses.

The report says the buyer stated that it has been buoyed by the
constant demand from loyal customers in recent months and is
aiming to build on this core consumer base by taking advantage of
e-commerce growth opportunities.

Weltbild filed for bankruptcy in January after its Roman Catholic
church backers, including 12 dioceses, declined to provide
additional financing, the report discloses. It also failed to
keep up with competition from internet-based rivals such as
Amazon. The group had a total of 6,300 employees, 2,200 of whom
were based in the Bavarian city of Augsburg.

Geiwitz recently announced it was selling 53 of Weltbild's 220
stores and transferring 293 employees to a different company,
having already transferred almost 650 employees, the report adds.

Weltbild is a Roman Catholic Church of Germany-owned bookseller.
The company relies on sales from catalogues and is part-owner of
Germany's second biggest brick-and-mortar bookstore chain


EUROBANK ERGASIAS: S&P Withdraws 'D' Preferred Stock Ratings
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services corrected on May 14, 2014 its
ratings on two preferred stocks (ISIN: XS0232848399, and ISIN:
DE000A0DZVJ16) issued by EFG Hellas Funding Ltd. by lowering the
ratings to 'D' from 'CC' to reflect coupon nonpayment.

"The two stocks are guaranteed by EFG's parent, Eurobank Ergasias
S.A. (Eurobank). The issuer was due to pay interest on these
stocks on Nov. 2, 2013 and March 18, 2014, but did not pay the
amount due; instead, EFG deferred the coupon without notifying us
of its plans. Had we received the relevant information, we would
have lowered the issue ratings to 'D' from 'CC' on the due date,
rather than [on May 14]," said S&P.

"We subsequently withdrew our ratings on all the preferred stocks
issued or guaranteed by Eurobank due to lack of sufficient
information to maintain surveillance on the ratings. Those
include two other issuances (ISIN: XS0234821345 and ISIN:
XS0440371903) that we already rated 'D'," said S&P.

NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE: S&P Withdraws 'D' Preferred Stock Rating
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services corrected on May 14, 2014, its
ratings on three preferred stocks (ISIN: XS0211489207, ISIN:
XS0172122904, and ISIN: XS0272106351) issued by National Bank of
Greece Funding Ltd. by lowering the ratings to 'D' from 'CC' to
reflect coupon

The three stocks are guaranteed by the parent company, National
Bank of Greece S.A. (NBG). The issuer was due to pay interest on
these stocks on Feb. 18, 2014, Nov. 9, 2013, and July 11, 2013,
but did not pay the amount due; instead, the issuer deferred the
coupon without notifying us of its plans. "Had we received the
relevant information, we would have lowered the issue ratings
to 'D' from 'CC' on the due date, rather than [on May 14]," said

"We subsequently withdrew our ratings on all the preferred stocks
issued or guaranteed by National Bank of Greece due to lack of
sufficient information to maintain surveillance on the ratings.
Those include two other issuances (ISIN: XS0203171755 and ISIN:
XS0203173298) that we already rated 'D'," said S&P.


ENDO FINANCE: Moody's Rates Senior Unsecured Notes 'B1'
Moody's Investors Service assigned a B1 rating to the senior
unsecured notes issued by Endo Finance LLC, a subsidiary of Endo
International plc. (collectively with other subsidiaries, "Endo")
following an exchange offer for senior unsecured notes previously
issued by Endo Health Solutions, Inc.

There are no changes to Endo's existing ratings, including its
Ba3 Corporate Family Rating, Ba3-PD Probability of Default Rating
and SGL-2 Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating. The rating outlook
remains negative.

Ratings assigned:

Endo Finance LLC

B1 (LGD5, 74%) senior unsecured notes due 2019, 2020 and 2022

Moody's withdrew the ratings on the senior unsecured notes due
2019, 2020 and 2022 issued by Endo Health Solutions following
settlement of the exchange offer for the new notes issued by Endo
Finance LLC. Moody's also withdrew the ratings on the former
credit facilities of Endo Health Solutions, since these
obligations are no longer outstanding.

For administrative purposes, Moody's reassigned the following
ratings to Endo Luxembourg Finance I Company S.....r.l. from Endo
Health Solutions, Inc.:

Ba3 Corporate Family Rating

Ba3-PD Probability of Default Rating

Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating at SGL-2

Ratings Rationale

Endo's Ba3 Corporate Family Rating reflects its modest size and
scale relative to larger pharmaceutical peers, partially offset
by the company's solid market positioning as a niche player in
the pain and urology markets and by its revenue diversity across
branded drugs, generic drugs and medical devices. Endo's
expertise in pain drugs and its good compliance with US Drug
Enforcement Agency (DEA) regulations act as high barriers to
entry, also a credit strength. The company faces a significant
challenge reviving top-line growth because of generic pressures
affecting two branded franchises (Lidoderm and Opana
ER) and softness in medical procedure volumes. Amidst these
pressures, Endo is undergoing senior leadership change and a
major cost reduction initiative. Further, Endo will pursue
business development. Although there are many variables, the Ba3
Corporate Family Rating envisions a variety of scenarios in which
debt/EBITDA is sustained within a range of 3.0 to 4.0 times.

The rating outlook is negative. Mesh-related litigation outflows
will constrain Endo's cash flow at a time when Lidoderm sales are
declining and debt may rise in support of business development.
Further, mesh litigation costs could exceed those that Endo is
estimating in its accruals.

Although not expected in the near term, Moody's could upgrade
Endo's ratings if the company substantially increases its size,
scale and diversification and makes further progress resolving
litigation while sustaining conservative credit metrics including
gross debt/EBITDA below 3.0 times. Conversely, Moody's could
downgrade Endo's ratings if gross debt/EBITDA is sustained above
4.0 times. This scenario could occur if Endo performs debt-
financed M&A, faces higher-than-expected litigation cash
outflows, or suffers operating setbacks on products like Lidoderm
or Opana ER.

Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Endo International plc is a
specialty healthcare company offering branded and generic
pharmaceuticals, medical devices and services. Including the
predecessor entity Endo Health Solutions, Inc., net revenues for
the twelve months ended March 31, 2014 were approximately $2.5

GILLESPIE CLO: Moody's Affirms B2 Rating on EUR15MM Cl. E Notes
Moody's Investors Service announced that it has upgraded the
ratings on the following notes issued by Gillespie CLO PLC:

  EUR26,700,000 Class B Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due
  2023, Upgraded to Aaa (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2011 Upgraded
  to Aa2 (sf)

  EUR20,700,000 Class C Secured Deferrable Floating Rate Notes
  due 2023, Upgraded to A1 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2011
  Upgraded to A3 (sf)

Moody's also affirmed the ratings on the following notes issued
by Gillespie CLO PLC:

  EUR97,500,000 (currently EUR66.7M outstanding) Class A-1 Senior
  Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2023, Affirmed Aaa (sf);
  previously on Oct 14, 2011 Upgraded to Aaa (sf)

  EUR65,000,000 (currently EUR 38.9M outstanding) Class A-2
  Senior Secured Floating Rate Variable Funding Multi-Currency
  Notes due 2023, Affirmed Aaa (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2011
  Upgraded to Aaa (sf)

  EUR40,000,000 Class A-3 Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due
  2023, Affirmed Aaa (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2011 Upgraded to
  Aaa (sf)

  EUR18,000,000 Class D Secured Deferrable Floating Rate Notes
  due 2023, Affirmed Ba1 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2011
  Upgraded to Ba1 (sf)

  EUR15,000,000 (currently EUR14.2M outstanding) Class E Secured
  Deferrable Floating Rate Notes due 2023, Affirmed B2 (sf);
  previously on Oct 14, 2011 Upgraded to B2 (sf)

Gillespie CLO PLC, issued in August 2007, is a multi-currency
Collateralised Loan Obligation ("CLO") backed by a portfolio of
mostly senior secured European and US loans. The portfolio is
managed by BNP Paribas. This transaction passed its reinvestment
period in August 2013.

Ratings Rationale

According to Moody's, the rating actions taken on the notes
result from an improvement in credit metrics of the underlying
portfolio and also the benefit of modelling actual credit metrics
following the expiry of the reinvestment period in August 2013.

In light of reinvestment restrictions during the amortization
period, and therefore the limited ability to effect significant
changes to the current collateral pool, Moody's analyzed the deal
assuming a higher likelihood that the collateral pool
characteristics would maintain an adequate buffer relative to
certain covenant requirements. In particular, Moody's assumed
that the deal will benefit from a shorter amortization profile
and higher spread levels compared to the levels assumed prior the
end of the reinvestment period in August 2013.

The credit quality has improved as reflected in the average
credit rating of the portfolio (measured by the weighted average
rating factor, of WARF) and a decrease in the proportion of
securities from issuers with ratings of Caa1 or lower. As of the
trustee's June 2013 report, the WARF was 2741, compared with 2648
in March 2014 and 3035 at the time of the last rating action in
October 2011. Securities with ratings of Caa1 or lower currently
make up approximately 7.4% of the underlying portfolio, versus
17.1% at the time of the last rating action.

The key model inputs Moody's uses in its analysis, such as par,
weighted average rating factor, diversity score and the weighted
average recovery rate, are based on its published methodology and
could differ from the trustee's reported numbers. In its base
case, Moody's analyzed the underlying collateral pool as having a
performing par and principal proceeds balance of EUR227.1
million, defaulted par of EUR11.2 million, a weighted average
default probability of 17% (consistent with a WARF of 2637 with a
weighted average life of 3.9 years), a weighted average recovery
rate upon default of 47.74% for a Aaa liability target rating, a
diversity score of 33 and a weighted average spread of 3.73%.

The default probability derives from the credit quality of the
collateral pool and Moody's expectation of the remaining life of
the collateral pool. The estimated average recovery rate on
future defaults is based primarily on the seniority of the assets
in the collateral pool. For a Aaa liability target rating,
Moody's assumed that 94.1% of the portfolio exposed to senior
secured corporate assets would recover 50% upon default, while
the remainder non first-lien loan corporate assets would recover
15%. In each case, historical and market performance and a
collateral manager's latitude to trade collateral are also
relevant factors. Moody's incorporates these default and recovery
characteristics of the collateral pool into its cash flow model
analysis, subjecting them to stresses as a function of the target
rating of each CLO liability it is analyzing.

Methodology Underlying the Rating Action:

The principal methodology used in this rating was " Moody's
Global Approach to Rating Collateralized Loan Obligations "
published in February 2014.

Factors that would lead to an upgrade or downgrade of the rating:

In addition to the base-case analysis, Moody's conducted
sensitivity analyses on the key parameters for the rated notes,
for which it assumed a lower credit quality in the portfolio to
address refinancing risk. Loans to European corporates rated B3
or lower and maturing between 2014 and 2015 make up approximately
7.4% of the portfolio, which could make refinancing difficult.
Moody's ran a model in which it raised the base case WARF to 2871
by forcing ratings on 50% of the refinancing exposures to Ca; the
model generated outputs that were within one notch of the base-
case results.

This transaction is subject to a high level of macroeconomic
uncertainty, which could negatively affect the ratings on the
note, in light of 1) uncertainty about credit conditions in the
general economy and 2) the concentration of lowly- rated debt
maturing between 2014 and 2015, which may create challenges for
issuers to refinance. CLO notes' performance may also be impacted
either positively or negatively by 1) the manager's investment
strategy and behavior and 2) divergence in the legal
interpretation of CDO documentation by different transactional
parties due to because of embedded ambiguities.

Additional uncertainty about performance is due to the following:

1) Portfolio amortization: The main source of uncertainty in this
transaction is the pace of amortization of the underlying
portfolio, which can vary significantly depending on market
conditions and have a significant impact on the notes' ratings.
Amortization could accelerate as a consequence of high loan
prepayment levels or collateral sales by the collateral manager
or be delayed by an increase in loan amend-and-extend
restructurings. Fast amortization would usually benefit the
ratings of the notes beginning with the notes having the highest
prepayment priority.

2) Recovery of defaulted assets: Market value fluctuations in
trustee-reported defaulted assets and those Moody's assumes have
defaulted can result in volatility in the deal's over-
collateralization levels. Further, the timing of recoveries and
the manager's decision whether to work out or sell defaulted
assets can also result in additional uncertainty. Moody's
analyzed defaulted recoveries assuming the lower of the market
price or the recovery rate to account for potential volatility in
market prices. Recoveries higher than Moody's expectations would
have a positive impact on the notes' ratings.

3) Around 40% of the collateral pool consists of debt obligations
whose credit quality Moody's has been assessed by using credit

4) Foreign currency exposure: The deal has significant exposure
to non-EUR denominated assets. Volatility in foreign exchange
rates will have a direct impact on interest and principal
proceeds available to the transaction, which can affect the
expected loss of rated tranches.

In addition to the quantitative factors that Moody's explicitly
modelled, qualitative factors are part of the rating committee's
considerations. These qualitative factors include the structural
protections in the transaction, its recent performance given the
market environment, the legal environment, specific documentation
features, the collateral manager's track record and the potential
for selection bias in the portfolio. All information available to
rating committees, including macroeconomic forecasts, input from
other Moody's analytical groups, market factors, and judgments
regarding the nature and severity of credit stress on the
transactions, can influence the final rating decision.

IRISH BANK: Gets Bankruptcy Court Approval for Sale of Loans
Dawn McCarty at Bloomberg News reports that Irish Bank Resolution
Corp., formed to complete the liquidation of Anglo Irish Bank
Corp., received U.S. bankruptcy court approval for the sale of
loans with nominal balances totaling more than US$19 billion.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Sontchi approved the U.S. asset
sales to purchasers including affiliates of Goldman Sachs Group
Inc., Deutsche Bank AG and Lone Star Funds, Bloomberg says,
citing an April 22 filing by Kiernan Wallace, the liquidator of
the nationalized lender, in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington,

Ireland's government seized the Dublin-based bank in January 2009
as its bad loans soared following the collapse of the nation's
real-estate market, Bloomberg relates.  IBRC filed for creditor
protection in Delaware in August to protect its U.S. holdings
during the wind-down, Bloomberg recounts.

                   About Irish Bank Resolution

Irish Bank Resolution Corp., the liquidation vehicle for what was
once one of Ireland's largest banks, filed a Chapter 15 petition
(Bankr. D. Del. Case No. 13-12159) on Aug. 26, 2013, to protect
U.S. assets of the former Anglo Irish Bank Corp. from being
seized by creditors.  Irish Bank Resolution sought assistance
from the U.S. court in liquidating Anglo Irish Bank Corp. and
Irish Nationwide Building Society.  The two banks failed and were
merged into IBRC in July 2011.  IBRC is tasked with winding them
down and liquidating their assets.  In February, when Irish
lawmakers adopted the Irish Bank Resolution Corp., IBRC was
placed into a special liquidation in the Irish High Court to
complete liquidation and distribution of the two banks' assets.

IBRC's principal asset as of June 2012 was a loan portfolio
valued at some EUR25 billion (US$33.5 billion). About 70 percent
of the loans were to Irish borrowers. Some 5 percent of the
portfolio was under U.S. law, according to a court filing.  Total
liabilities in June 2012 were about EUR50 billion, according
to a court filing.

Most assets in the U.S. have been sold already.  IBRC is involved
in lawsuits in the U.S.

IBRC was granted protection under Chapter 15 of the U.S.
Bankruptcy Code in December 2013.

Kieran Wallace and Eamonn Richardson of KPMG have been named the
special liquidators.


* ITALY: Number of Corporate Bankruptcies Up 4.6 in Q1 2014
ANSA reports that business information provider Cerved said
Thursday the number of bankruptcies in Italy in the first quarter
of 2014 rose by 4.6% over the same period last year.

According to ANSA, the source said that the total number of
company closures, however, fell by 3.5% compared to the first
quarter of 2013.

In all 23,000 Italian companies closed between January and
March this year, ANSA discloses.

"This improvement is due to a drop in the number of voluntary
liquidations, which fell by 5%, and of non-bankruptcy procedures,
which fell by 1.4%," ANSA quotes Cerved CEO Gianandrea De
Bernardis as saying.

ANSA notes that the agency said some 3,811 Italian companies went
bankrupt in the first quarter of 2014.

Bankruptcies rose throughout the country with the exception of
the northeast, which registered a drop of 1.8%, ANSA relays.

The sectors worst affected by default were services (up 7.3%) and
construction (6.3%), ANSA states.


KKR RETAIL: S&P Affirms 'B' LT Corp. Credit Rating
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'B' long-term
corporate credit rating on KKR Retail Partners Midco S.a.r.l.,
the majority owner of French-based clothes retailer
Groupe SMCP. The outlook is stable.

At the same time, S&P withdrew its 'B' preliminary rating on KKR
Retail Partners' subsidiary Groupe SMCP S.A.S., since it is a
holding company below KKR Retail Partners Midco S.a.r.l. and does
not have any outstanding debt.

"We also affirmed our 'B' issue rating on KKR Retail Partners'
EUR290 million senior secured notes. The recovery rating of '3'
on these notes remains unchanged, indicating our expectation of
meaningful (50%-70%) recovery in the event of a payment default,"
said S&P.

The affirmation reflects S&P's assessment of the group's business
risk profile as "fair." It operates in the highly fragmented
affordable luxury segment. Although its focus is on already
existing trends with the aim of lowering fashion risks, it is
nonetheless dependent on trends, including the inherent
risk of missing one or adopting it too late.

Given the moderate level of customer diversification, with strong
focus on women between 15 and 45 years in the medium to high
income bracket, SMCP Groupe strongly depends on consumer
sentiment in this segment. In addition, it has limited
geographical diversification, given that around 65% of sales are
in France. "We believe that planned investments in the U.S. and
Asia will improve diversification somewhat, but they also imply a
certain level of execution risk," said S&P.

"Positively, we note that Groupe SMCP is one of the few clothes
retailers in Europe with significant like-for-like sales growth.
This is partially due to the group's positioning in the mid-
market segment, which has been fairly resilient to recessionary
trends over the past few years. SMCP has a well-established brand
name which, in our view, is expensive and time-consuming to
build, especially in the affordable luxury segment," said S&P.

"Our assessment of the financial risk profile as "highly
leveraged" reflects our forecast that the group's Standard &
Poor's-adjusted FFO to-debt ratio will be between 7%-9% in 2014,
10%-12% in 2015. We also forecast debt to EBITDA of around 5.5x
in 2014, falling to around 5x in 2015," said S&P.

"Our financial risk assessment is capped at highly leveraged due
to financial sponsor ownership," said S&P.

"The stable outlook reflects our view that Groupe SMCP's current
expansion program aimed at opening around 100 new stores a year
will be successful and supported by positive like-for-like sales
growth. As a result of the higher base, we expect revenue growth
to fall from below 20% in 2014 to around 10% until 2016. We
expect the group's reported EBITDA margin to decline by around
50 basis points (bps) a year until 2015.

"Although we expect additional working capital needs and capex to
fall from high 2013 levels, we nonetheless expect FOCF to remain
negative at around EUR30 million in 2014, about the same as in
2013. In anticipation of continued EBITDA growth, lower tax
payments, and further reduction in working capital
and capex, we expect break-even free cash flow in 2015.

"We might consider a negative rating action if Group SMCP's
revenue growth or profitability was lower than we anticipate.
This could happen if the group failed to expand as planned, or if
there was a market-driven decrease in demand for fashion

"Specifically, downside pressure could arise if it appeared
increasingly likely that the group would find it difficult to
generate positive FOCF on a sustainable basis from 2015, leading
to further use of bank lines or the RCF. We could also become
more cautious if the group's Standard and Poor's-adjusted
EBITDA interest coverage fell significantly below 2x.

"We might consider a positive rating action if revenues continued
to rise significantly and the EBITDA margin stabilized near
current levels or rose. Under this scenario, a positive rating
action would also be contingent on an improvement in core
leverage ratios well into the "aggressive" region on a
sustainable basis. It would also depend on positive FOCF
generation and the associated buildup of cash, which would serve
as a buffer against unexpected losses, said S&P.


CID FINANCE: S&P Hikes Credit Rating on 2 Note Series to 'B+'
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised to 'B+' from 'B' its
credit ratings on CID Finance B.V.'s series 47 and series 48

The upgrades follow S&P's recent rating action on the reference
obligation. Under S&P's criteria applicable to transactions such
as these, it would generally reflect changes to the rating on the
reference obligation in its ratings in the transactions.

CID Finance's series 47 and 48 are European repack transactions.

NRG: High-Flux Reactor Faces Bankruptcy Risk
According to Bloomberg News' Fred Pals, television program
Brandpunt, citing NRG director Niels Unger, reported on Wednesday
that its high-flux reactor in Dutch town of Petten may file for
bankruptcy and be closed.

NRG, which operates the reactor, has asked the Dutch government
to provide a credit facility while talking with banks on a loan
of EUR80 million, Bloomberg relates.

Maintenance works, technical issues have been hurting revenue,
Bloomberg notes.

High-flux reactor supplies isotopes used for cancer treatment.


NASSA MIDCO: S&P Assigns 'B' Rating to Proposed Sr. Sec. Loans
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it assigned its  'B'
long-term corporate credit rating to Nordic payment processor
Nassa Midco AS (Nets).  The outlook is stable.

At the same time, S&P assigned its 'B' issue rating with a
recovery rating of '4' to the proposed senior secured loans and

S&P's rating on Nets is derived from its anchor of 'b+', based on
its assessments of the company's business risk profile as
"satisfactory" and its financial risk profile as "highly
leveraged," and S&P's downward adjustment of one notch from the
anchor, reflecting its
comparable rating analysis.

S&P's business risk profile assessment is supported by Nets'
leading position in the Nordic payment system, high proportion of
recurrent revenues, diversified product range and customer base,
solid barriers to entry, and growth opportunities.  Nets holds a
strong market share as acquirer and issuer processor in the
Nordic countries, and most households in Denmark and Norway use
its direct debit solutions.  S&P thinks that Nets' market share
is so significant and its products so integrated into the banking
system that it has a critical position within the entire Nordic
payment system.

Nets has long-standing experience in the Nordic payment market
through providing Nordic banks with solutions for many years, and
S&P understands that more than 85% of revenues are recurrent.
Nets offers a broad range of products covering bank payments,
digital identity solutions, card payments including issuer and
acquirer processing, and financial acquiring. It is also the
owner of the Danish national card scheme Dankort, and the
processor of the Norwegian national card scheme, BankAxept.  It
has a diversified customer base including 260 banks and 600,000
direct and non-direct merchants.  Furthermore, S&P thinks
barriers to entry are high, since a customer opting for an
alternative supplier could face significant switching costs and a
lengthy process involving some operating risks.

In some segments, particularly clearing and direct debit, S&P
thinks it would be extremely difficult for a competitor to
replace Nets.  S&P expects the Nordic electronic payment market
to grow, given the stable macroeconomic environment in Nordic
countries, an already high level of sophistication including
early adoption of digitalization and new solutions, and Nordic
banks' willingness to outsource.

These strengths are constrained by Nets' modest scale and limited
geographic diversification, as 80% of revenues are generated in
Denmark and Norway.  It has modest profitability, with an
adjusted EBITDA margin -- based on gross revenues including
interchange -- of 14.4% in 2013.  Price pressure exists,
particularly from banks, but also from merchants, while
competition from international competitors is likely to grow, as
we consider scale to be a key competitive advantage.  Nets also
faces technology and regulatory risks.

S&P's financial risk profile assessment is constrained by Nets'
very high leverage, with a gross adjusted debt-to-EBITDA ratio of
9.8x in 2014.  S&P's debt adjustments, in addition to operating
leases, include DKK3.3 billion (EUR442 million) in payment-in-
kind (PIK) notes in accordance with S&P's methodology, despite
its lack of cash payments, structural subordination (being issued
by Nassa Holdco AS, an entity outside of the restricted group),
and maturity after the senior bank debt.  Excluding the PIK
notes, senior gross debt-to-EBITDA would still be very high at
6.8x.  S&P's adjusted EBITDA measure is after restructuring costs
and capitalized development costs, in line with S&P's
methodology. This weakness is partly offset by EBITDA cash
interest coverage of about 3x -- including S&P's understanding
that floating interest rates will be substantially hedged in the
medium term to mitigate the risk of rising interest expenses --
and our anticipation of stable funds from operations (FFO) of
about DKK1 billion.

"We apply a one-notch negative adjustment, based on our
comparable rating analysis.  This is because we assess Nets'
business risk profile at the lower end of our "satisfactory"
category, given its below average profitability and fairly small
scale.  Furthermore, we assess Nets' financial risk profile at
the lower end of our "highly leveraged" category, due to its high
leverage. Specifically, peer First Data Corp., which we rate
higher than Nets but assess as having the same business and
financial risk profiles, generates significantly higher revenues,
reports a higher EBITDA margin, and has broader geographic
diversification. We see Nets' credit quality as more
comparable with that of highly leveraged U.K.-based payment
processing company Ship Luxco 3 S.a.r.l (Worldpay)," S&P said.

S&P's financial policy assessment is neutral for the rating, but
it constrains our financial risk profile assessment at "highly
leveraged."  This is because Nets' adjusted debt to EBITDA is
above 6x and because S&P believes that its private equity owners
will continue to pursue a very aggressive financial policy over
the medium term.

The stable outlook reflects S&P's expectation that Nets will
maintain adequate liquidity, EBITDA cash interest coverage of
about 2.5x to 3.0x, and positive FOCF excluding clearing
activities of at least DKK500 million.

S&P could lower the ratings if revenues or EBITDA declined, for
instance because of competitive pressure, which could lead S&P to
reassess the business risk profile to "fair."  S&P could also
lower the ratings if liquidity was less than adequate or if
covenant headroom fell below 15%.

Rating upside appears remote over the next 12 months because S&P
do not expect Nets' adjusted debt to EBITDA to decline to 6x.


FC DINAMO: Files for Insolvency
The Associated Press reports that FC Dinamo Bucharest has filed
for insolvency, the fifth Romanian team in the top flight to do
so in the past two years.

AP says Dinamo, currently fourth in the league, submitted its
application on May 14 with the Bucharest court, which is expected
to name an administrator to handle the club's finances.

The news agency relates that the club was hit financially after
former executive chairman Cristi Borcea was sentenced in March to
six years in prison for tax evasion in the transfer of players
and Dinamo sponsor Gigi Netoiu was also sentenced to three years
in the same case.

Founded in 1948, Dinamo has won the league 18 times and won the
Romanian Cup on 13 occasions.


BRUNSWICK RAIL: S&P Lowers LT Corp. Credit Rating to 'B+'
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered to 'B+' from 'BB-' its
long-term corporate credit rating on Brunswick Rail Ltd., a rail
freight car lessor in Russia. The outlook is stable.

At the same time, S&P lowered to 'B+' from 'BB-' its issue rating
on the company's US$600 million 6.5% senior unsecured notes due
2017 issued by Brunswick Rail Finance Ltd. The recovery rating on
these notes is '3', indicating S&P's expectation of meaningful
(50%-70%) recovery prospects in the
event of a payment default.

"The rating action reflects our view that Brunswick Rail is
unlikely to materially improve its credit measures within the
next 12-18 months to levels that we consider commensurate with a
'BB-' rating. On Dec. 31, 2013, Brunswick Rail's ratio of
Standard & Poor's-adjusted funds from operations (FFO) to debt
was 14%, which is below what we would expect for the 'BB-'
rating. In our opinion, this result primarily reflects the
downturn in the Russian rail freight market, which has resulted
in the average gondola railcar spot market rental rate decreasing
by 50% in 2013, compared to 2012. Brunswick Rail continues to
diversify its fleet and took delivery of 2,564 new railcars in
2013, reducing the share of gondola railcars in its portfolio
from 63% in 2012 to 60% in 2013. However, we believe that the
company's current operating performance, albeit fairly robust, is
unlikely to meet our previous expectation of more than 15% FFO to
debt, on a sustainable basis. In 2014, we forecast that this
ratio will be 12%-13%, which falls short of what we
consider commensurate with a 'BB-' rating.

"The rating action also takes into account Brunswick Rail's
aggressive fleet expansion program, which we believe takes
priority over deleveraging. In September 2013, the company
adopted a growth strategy that will see its fleet size increase
to 40,000 railcars in 2018. Management successfully executed a
capital raising plan to support the strategy, completing a $150
million placement of preference shares with the European Bank of
Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Standard & Poor's
considers the preference shares to be debt, although they are
accounted for as equity under International Financial
Reporting Standards (IFRS). We understand that the proceeds,
together with the company's internal cash flows, will be used to
acquire railcars at the current bottom of the cycle. That said,
the company has a proven track record of reducing capital
expenditure (capex) when it needs to; in 2009, the company
cut capex to $38 million from $209 million the year before.
Brunswick Rail's railcar fleet is modern at five years old on
average and requires low maintenance capex. This enables the
company to scale back on expansionary capex and generate positive
free operating cash flow, if needed.

"In addition to the difficult market conditions and weakening
financial metrics, we also note a degree of refinancing risk
related to a sizable debt maturity in the last quarter of 2014.
We believe that Brunswick Rail will need new financing to repay
around $100 million in finance leases. We view refinancing risk
as manageable as we understand that the company is close to
securing a deal with a selection of banks.

In its base-case scenario for Brunswick Rail, S&P assumes:

-- Revenue contraction of between 10%-15%, due to our
expectation that the current soft conditions in the Russian rail
freight market will continue over the next 12-18 months.

-- The adjusted EBITDA margin will remain high at between 70%-

-- Significant capex of about $150 million to support the growth
strategy of expanding the fleet.

Based on these assumptions, S&P arrives at the following credit

-- FFO to debt of about 12%-13% in 2014 and 2015.
-- Debt to EBITDA of 5x and 4.5x in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

The major constraints on the "fair" business risk profile are
S&P's view of Brunswick Rail's exposure to industry cyclicality
and high customer concentration. The company has a leading market
position in the operating lease market for rail freight cars,
which makes up about 15% of the Russian operating lease market.
However, entrance by other competitors, especially peers with
larger fleets, could challenge the company's 100% utilization
rates and harm revenues and margins.

"The stable outlook reflects our view that Brunswick Rail will
maintain "adequate" liquidity and that adjusted FFO to debt will
remain at about 12%, on a sustainable basis. It further reflects
our expectation that Brunswick Rail's operating performance will
remain robust, at least maintaining current EBITDA levels and
high utilization rates.

"We could lower the rating if the company fails to maintain
"adequate" liquidity, for example as a result of failing to
refinance the sizable fourth-quarter 2014 debt maturity well in
advance. This could also occur if weakening economic conditions
lead to further pricing pressure, lower utilization rates, and
significant counterparty defaults.

"Downward rating pressure could also arise from more aggressive
financial policies, such as employing a larger capex program than
we currently anticipate or large debt-funded acquisitions,
without corresponding lease contracts, resulting in FFO to debt
of sustainably below 12%.

"We could consider a positive rating action if Brunswick Rail's
credit metrics remain sustainably at levels that we consider
commensurate with the higher end of an "aggressive" financial
risk profile, such as FFO to debt of more than 16%, on a
sustainable basis and "adequate" liquidity. This takes into
account our assumption that the company's business risk profile
will likely remain in the "fair" category, in light of the
difficult industry conditions," said S&P.


HIPOTECARIO MIXTO V: Moody's Affirms Caa3 Rating on Class C Notes
Moody's Investors Service has confirmed ratings on Classes A and
B, and affirmed Class C issued by AyT Hipotecario Mixto V, FTA
Spanish residential mortgage backed securities.


EUR649.4M Class A Notes, Confirmed at Baa3 (sf); previously on
Mar 17, 2014 Baa3 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Upgrade

EUR12.2M Class B Notes, Confirmed at B3 (sf); previously on
Mar 17, 2014 B3 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Upgrade

EUR13.4M Class C Notes, Affirmed Caa3 (sf); previously on
May 22, 2013 Downgraded to Caa3 (sf)

The ratings were placed on review for upgrade on 17 March 2014,
following the upgrade of the Spanish Sovereign rating to Baa2
from Baa3 and the resulting increase of the local-currency
country ceiling to A1 from A3.

The actions conclude the review of the notes mentioned above
after a revision of key collateral assumptions and a detailed
analysis of decreased sovereign risk and counterparty risk taking
into account the new approach to swap counterparty linkage. The
actions also reflect the correction of one model input in
relation to the modelling of interest deferral triggers.

Ratings Rationale

The action is the result of a detailed analysis of counterparty
risk and decreased sovereign risk combined with the correction of
one model input since the last rating action. Regarding
counterparty risk, at closing there were three unrated entities,
whereas more than 60% of the pool is serviced by investment grade
rated entities which positively affects our commingling risk
assessment. However, the rating action on Classes A and B
primarily reflects the insufficiency of credit enhancement to
achieve a higher rating when combined with the correction of one
of the inputs for interest deferral modelling for Classes B and
C. Previously modelled Interest Deferral Triggers were assumed to
be hit earlier than expected. This correction has a negative
impact which offsets the reduced sovereign risk and improvement
in servicer ratings.

-- Key collateral assumptions

Moody's has not revised the Milan CE assumption for this deal
which remains at 15.0%. Moody's has also maintained its Expected
Loss (EL) assumption as a percentage of original pool balance to

Although the performance of AyT Hipotecario Mixto V has slightly
deteriorated since March 2013: 90+ arrears as a percentage of
pool's current balance increased from 2.09% as of March 2013 to
2.55% as of March 2014 and cumulative defaults as a percentage of
original balance increased from 0.57% to 1.07% in the same
period, Moody's considers this increase to be within its

-- Exposure to Counterparty Risk

Treasury Account is held by Barclays Bank Plc (A2/P-1).

There is no back up servicer in place. This is a multi-servicer
transaction, which partly mitigates servicer disruption risk. In
addition, there is an independent BUS facilitator and independent
cash manager. The conclusion of Moody's rating review of AyT
Hipotecario Mixto V takes into consideration the exposure to
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA, Baa2/P-2)), Banco
Mare Nostrum (NR) and CaixaBank (Baa3/P-3) as servicers.

The conclusion of Moody's rating review of AyT Hipotecario Mixto
V also takes into consideration the exposure to CECABank S.A.
(Ba3/NP) which acts as swap counterparty. As part of its review,
Moody's has incorporated the risk of additional losses on the
notes in the event of them becoming un-hedged after a swap
counterparty default, following the rating agency's updated
approach to assessing swap counterparty linkage in structured
finance cash flow transactions ("Approach to Assessing Swap
Counterparties in Structured Finance Cash Flow Transactions"
published on the 12 November 2013).

Factors that would lead to an upgrade or downgrade of the

Factors or circumstances that could lead to a downgrade of the
ratings affected by the action would be the worse-than-expected
performance of the underlying collateral, deterioration in the
credit quality of the counterparties and an increase in sovereign

Factors or circumstances that could lead to an upgrade of the
ratings affected by the action would be the better-than-expected
performance of the underlying assets, and a decline in both
counterparty and sovereign risk.

The principal methodology used in this rating was "Moody's
Approach to Rating RMBS Using the MILAN Framework" published in
March 2014.

PYMES BANESTO 3: S&P Lowers Credit Rating to 'Dsf'
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered to 'D (sf)' from 'CC
(sf)' its credit rating on PYMES BANESTO 3, Fondo de Titulizacion
de Activos' class C notes.

PYMES BANESTO 3 issued the class C notes at closing to fund the
reserve fund. The notes are subordinated to the reserve fund's
replenishment in the priority of payments. On the April 2014
payment date, PYMES BANESTO 3 used the reserve fund for the first
time. This decreased the reserve fund to 99.55% of its required
level under the transaction documents. Consequently, the class C
notes defaulted on their interest payment.

"Our rating on PYMES BANESTO 3's class C notes address the timely
payment of interest and the payment of principal during the
transaction's life. We have therefore lowered to 'D (sf)' from
'CC (sf)' our rating on the class C notes, in accordance with our
criteria (see "Timeliness of Payments: Grace Periods,
Guarantees, And Use Of 'D' And 'SD' Ratings," published on Oct.
24, 2013)," said S&P.

PYMES BANESTO 3 closed in January 2013 and securitizes secured
and unsecured loans granted to small and midsized enterprises.
Banco Espanol de Credito S.A., which merged with Banco Santander
S.A., is the transaction's originator.


DANNEMORA MINERAL: To Resume Production Under Reconstruction Plan
Andy Blamey at Platts reports that Sweden's Dannemora Mineral
said it was set to resume iron ore mining yesterday after
securing temporary funding under a "company reconstruction" plan.

"As part of the reconstruction process, a liquidity plan has been
developed which means that liquidity is assured for the next
three months," Platts quotes the company as saying in a statement

On Tuesday, the company said it had applied for company
reconstruction, a Swedish version of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, to
allow for further discussions with investors about a long-term
solution to secure the company's future business, Platts relates.

Dannemora, which has been having financial trouble and struggling
to meet interest payments on its debt, said Monday it had halted
production at its iron ore mine in southeastern Sweden until
further notice, Platts relays.

Earlier this month, the company reported a first-quarter net loss
of SEK84.8 million (US$13 million), compared with a net loss of
SEK133.9 for in Q1 2013, Platts notes.

Dannemora Mineral AB is a Swedish iron ore supplier.

OVAKO GROUP: S&P Assigns Prelim. 'B' Corp. Credit Rating
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it had assigned its
preliminary 'B' corporate credit rating to Sweden-based
engineering steel producer Ovako Group AB (Ovako). The outlook is

"At the same time, we assigned our preliminary 'B' issue rating
to the company's proposed EUR285 million senior secured notes,
with a preliminary recovery rating of '4', indicating our
expectation of average (30%-50%) recovery in the event of a
payment default.

"The preliminary rating is based on the company's plan to
refinance its outstanding debt over the next few months with
EUR285 million five-year senior secured notes. It also factors in
that the company will sign a EUR40 million medium-term revolving
credit facility (RCF) and that headroom under the financial
covenants and permitted indebtedness baskets will enable the
company to fund future working capital fluctuations. The
preliminary rating takes into account a moderate interest rate on
the notes, which would allow Ovako to achieve a ratio of funds
from operations (FFO) to interest coverage above 3x,
according to our base-case scenario.

"The preliminary rating also reflects our assessments of Ovako's
business risk profile as "weak" and its financial risk profile as
"highly leveraged." Our assessment of company's financial risk
profile as highly leveraged takes into account its Standard &
Poor's-adjusted debt to EBITDA ratio of 7x-8x for 2014-2015,
according to our base-case scenario. It also reflects the
company's financial sponsor ownership and volatile profits and
credit metrics.

"Our assessment of Ovako's business risk profile as "weak" is
based on the moderately high risk of the global metals and mining
downstream industry and the company's "weak" competitive

"The stable outlook reflects our expectation that Ovako's
operating performance will improve in 2014 on the back of
increasing industrial production in Europe, which should result
in EBITDA of about EUR70 million and gradual deleveraging. We
believe that a ratio of FFO to cash interest above 3x and
adjusted debt to EBITDA of below 5.0x, excluding the shareholder
loans, is commensurate with the current rating, given the weak
business risk profile and limited FOCF generation," said S&P.


SUNRISE COMMUNICATIONS: S&P Affirms 'B+' LT Corp. Credit Rating
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revised to stable from
negative the outlook on Switzerland-based telecommunications
company Sunrise Communications Holdings S.A. At the same time,
S&P affirmed its 'B+' long-term corporate credit rating
on the company.

"The outlook revision reflects our current base-case forecast of
improved operating performance at Sunrise. We anticipate reduced
pricing pressures as the majority of its customers have migrated
to lower-priced plans, and an improved cost base following the
restructuring Sunrise has undertaken over the last 18 months. In
addition, Sunrise has not taken additional measures to increase
leverage since the issuance of its payment-in-kind (PIK) toggle
notes in March 2013, which caused us to revise the outlook to
negative (see "Sunrise Outlook Revised To Negative On
Refinancing; 'B+' Rating Affirmed; Proposed PIK Toggle Notes
Rated 'B-'," published on March 11, 2013, on RatingsDirect).

"We have already observed some improvements in Sunrise's EBITDA
at the end of 2013, but assess there may still be some risks
associated with Sunrise's new mobile strategy. This focuses on
allowing customers to move easily between different price plans,
without tying them to service contracts, which could have
implications for customer spending. However, given Sunrise's
strong focus on network quality and customer service, as well as
our anticipation of relatively stable macroeconomic conditions in
Switzerland, we currently assume that risks related to this
strategy are limited.

"We estimate that Sunrise will continue to lose subscribers on
the fixed-line segment, only partially mitigated by higher
broadband speeds and growth in customers for Internet-protocol
TV. We anticipate continued fierce competition in the fixed-line
segment from the dominant network-based operators, Swisscom
and Cablecom, particularly for "ultra-fast" broadband.

"We assess Sunrise's business risk profile as "satisfactory," as
our criteria define the term, underpinned by the company's
established market position and brand in the mature Swiss
telecoms market. Sunrise is the second-largest diversified
telecoms operator, able to offer quadruple-play services
(landline telephony, broadband, TV, and mobile) to about 85% of
the Swiss population. Sunrise's business risk profile is also
supported by the resilient and wealthy Swiss economy, and our
view of the relatively stable competitive and regulatory
landscape in the Swiss telecoms market, particularly in
comparison to many of its peers in Europe. We also consider that
Sunrise's competitive position benefits from the company's well-
invested mobile network. However, Sunrise's business risk profile
is constrained by the competition from the better-capitalized
Swiss incumbent Swisscom AG, which has significantly higher
fixed and mobile market share.

"Our assessment of Sunrise's "highly leveraged" financial risk
profile primarily reflects its meaningful debt burden and the
aggressive financial policy pursued by the group's sponsor,
private-equity company CVC Capital Partners, which we have seen
in CVC's continued conversion of shareholder instruments into
third-party debt at Sunrise's parent company, Mobile
Challenger Intermediate Group S.A. (MCIG). We adjust the
company's reported debt for the PIK toggle notes and preferred
equity certificates at MCIG (a total of about swiss franc [CHF]
1.3 billion) and postponed spectrum license liabilities of about
CHF200 million. The financial risk profile assessment also
reflects Sunrises's moderate free cash flow generation, which we
expect to weaken over the next couple of years following an
increase in receivables related to handset sales and further high
investments in the network, notably related to LTE (Long-Term
Evolution) coverage. The main support factors for our assessment
are Sunrise's solid interest coverage of more than 3x, including
the interest on the PIK toggle notes at MCIG, and the company's
relatively long-dated capital structure, with no debt maturities
until 2017.

S&P's base-case operating scenario for Sunrise assumes:

  -- Real GDP growth in Switzerland of 2.2% in 2014 and 2.5% in
2015, with the unemployment rate remaining low at about 3%.

  -- Revenue growth of 1%-3% in 2014, with increasing handset
sales offsetting a continued moderate decline in fixed-line
subscribers and meaningful decline in mobile ARPU (average
revenue per user).

  -- Flat revenue growth in 2015, as we assume a significant
decline in handset sales.

  -- Stable EBITDA margins in 2014, as we assume that an increase
in handset volumes and related sales are offset by the removal of
handset subsidies.

  -- Margin increase of about 2% in 2015 due to a decline in the
cost of handset sales.

  -- High ratio of capital expenditure (capex) to sales of 14%-
15% in 2014, declining to about 13% in 2015 (excluding the
payment of postponed license liabilities) as investments in LTE
network coverage decrease.

  -- Declining debt in 2015 and 2016 due to the repayment of
delayed spectrum license liabilities.

Based on these assumptions, S&P arrives at the following credit

-- Funds from operations (FFO) to debt of about 10% in 2014 and
    2015, up from about 9% at year-end 2013;

-- Debt to EBITDA of about 5.8x in 2014, declining to about 5.5x
    in 2015 from 5.9x in 2013;

-- FOCF to debt of about 2%-3% in 2014 and 2015, declining from
    about 6.5% in 2013; and

-- Adjusted EBITDA interest coverage of more than 3x including
    interest on the PIK toggle notes at MCIG.

The stable outlook reflects S&P's anticipation of stable
operating performance in 2014, helping Sunrise to maintain
leverage below 6x, which S&P views as commensurate with the
current rating.

Upside scenario

"We do not anticipate an upgrade over the next 12 months as we
believe that continued competitive pressures in the fixed-line
segment and limited cash flow generation will constrain Sunrise's
ability to reduce leverage.

"We could upgrade Sunrise to 'BB-' if the company reduces its
ratio of adjusted debt to EBITDA sustainably below 5x, and we
believe that there is limited risk that leverage will return to
higher levels," said S&P.

Downside scenario

"We could downgrade Sunrise to if we see continued operating
pressures on the mobile segment, leading to further decline in
revenues and profitability.

"A downgrade is likely to occur if leverage increases to more
than 6x with no short-term debt reduction prospects, or if EBITDA
cash interest coverage, including PIK toggle interest, declines
below 3x. This may happen if the company's new flexible-plan
mobile strategy and the removal of handset subsidies lead to a
meaningful increase in customer turnover. However, this is
not our current forecast.

"We may also consider a downgrade if the company's free operating
cash flow is materially negative, excluding payments related to
spectrum licenses," said S&P.


CREDIT DNEPR: Moody's Withdraws Caa3 Long-term Deposit Rating
Moody's Investors Service has withdrawn Credit Dnepr Bank's Caa3
long-term local currency and Ca foreign-currency deposit ratings,
Not Prime short-term deposit ratings, E standalone bank financial
strength rating (BFSR), equivalent to a caa3 baseline credit
assessment and National Scale Rating (NSR). At the time
of the withdrawal the bank's long-term deposit ratings carried a
negative outlook, whilst the BFSR and the NSR carried no specific

Ratings Rationale

Moody's has withdrawn the rating for its own business reasons.

Moody's has not adjusted these Credit Ratings before their

Moody's National Scale Ratings (NSRs) are intended as relative
measures of creditworthiness among debt issues and issuers within
a country, enabling market participants to better differentiate
relative risks. NSRs differ from Moody's global scale ratings in
that they are not globally comparable with the full universe of
Moody's rated entities, but only with NSRs for other rated debt
issues and issuers within the same country. NSRs are designated
by a ".nn" country modifier signifying the relevant country, as
in ".mx" for Mexico. For further information on Moody's approach
to national scale ratings, please refer to Moody's Rating
Methodology published in October 2012 entitled "Mapping Moody's
National Scale Ratings to Global Scale Ratings".

U N I T E D   K I N G D O M

DRACO ECLIPSE 2005-4: S&P Cuts Rating on Class F Notes to CCC-sf
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services took various credit rating
actions in DRACO (ECLIPSE 2005-4) PLC.

Specifically, S&P has:

-- Affirmed its 'B (sf)' rating on the class E notes;

-- Lowered to 'CCC- (sf)' from 'CCC (sf)' our rating on the
    class F notes; and

-- Withdrawn its ratings on the class A, B, C, and D notes

The rating actions follow S&P's review of the underlying loan's
credit quality and reflect its opinion on the risk of cash flow
disruptions in the transaction.

DRACO (ECLIPSE 2005-4) is a U.K. commercial mortgage-backed
securities (CMBS) transaction that closed in December 2005. It
was initially secured against five loans, four of which have
fully repaid. One U.K. commercial property secures the pool's
remaining loan. Since closing, the note balance has reduced
to GBP7.94 million as of the April 2014 interest payment date
(IPD) from GBP284.98 million.


Herbert House, with an outstanding balance of GBP7.94 million, is
secured by an office property in Birmingham's city center.

A U.K.-based telecommunication services company leases the
property. The lease is on a full repairing lease basis for a 25-
year term from July 2000, with a break option in 2015.

The borrower failed to repay the loan on the Jan. 7, 2014 loan
maturity date. As a result, an event of default occurred under
the facility agreement, and the loan entered special servicing.

In the most recent investor report (dated March 18, 2014) the
servicer reported a projected interest coverage ratio (ICR) of
1.87x. The July 2012 property valuation of GBP5.1 million
reflects a 157% loan-to-value ratio.

"In our analysis, we have assumed principal losses in our
expected base-case scenario," S&P said.


The earlier repayment of four of the five initial loans caused a
spread compression between the remaining loan and the remaining
notes. On the IPDs where there are increased issuer prior ranking
fees and expenses, the remaining loan's interest payments may not
be sufficient to fully match the coupon on the remaining class E
and F notes, in S&P's opinion.

"The class F notes are subject to an available funds cap (AFC)
mechanism that limits interest due and payable to what is
available. Therefore, we are able to treat the interest payments
on a class of notes with an AFC mechanism as a pass-through by
the issuer of its available income. Consequently, this meets
our requirements for the timely payment of interest (to the
extent that the AFC mechanism does not cover default risk)," said

The class E notes are not subject to an AFC mechanism that would
protect it against cash flow disruptions resulting from loan
repayments. The class E notes are therefore more vulnerable to
cash flow disruptions, in our opinion.


"Our ratings in DRACO (ECLIPSE 2005-4) address the timely payment
of interest and payment of principal no later than the October
2017 final legal maturity date.

"We have withdrawn our ratings on the class A, B, C, and D notes
as these classes of notes have fully repaid.

"We believe that the class E notes' creditworthiness has not
changed. The available credit enhancement for the class E notes
is adequate to mitigate asset credit and/or liquidity risks at
its current rating level, in our view. We have therefore affirmed
our 'B (sf)' rating on the class E notes.

"We believe that the class F notes have become more vulnerable to
principal losses. We have therefore lowered to 'CCC- (sf)' from
'CCC (sf)' our rating on the class F notes," said S&P.


GBP284.978 mil commercial mortgage-backed floating-rate notes
Class       Identifier         To              From
A           XS0238139983       NR              A+ (sf)
B           XS0238140569       NR              A (sf)
C           XS0238140999       NR              BBB (sf)
D           XS0238141377       NR              BB (sf)
E           XS0238141617       B (sf)          B (sf)
F           XS0238142342       CCC- (sf)       CCC (sf)

NR-Not Rated.

RANGERS FOOTBALL: Faces Director Disqualification Action
The Scotsman reports that former Rangers supremo Craig Whyte is
facing a legal move to disqualify him from being a company

The venture capitalist took over the Ibrox club in 2011 when he
bought the controlling interest in Rangers from majority
shareholder Sir David Murray for GBP1, The Scotsman relates.

But the club was plunged into administration the following year
following moves at the Court of Session in Edinburgh and later
went into liquidation before a consortium led by Charles Green
was able to buy out the business, The Scotsman recounts.

Mr. Whyte, 43, is now facing an action at the same court by a
Government department over his fitness to be a company director,
The Scotsman discloses.

The action has been brought by the Secretary of State for
Business Innovation and Skills, The Scotsman notes.

An initial hearing in the case is expected to take place next
week before one of the court's commercial judges, Lord Tyre, The
Scotsman says.

                    About Rangers Football Club

Rangers Football Club PLC --
-- is a United Kingdom-based company engaged in the operation of
a professional football club.  The Company has launched its own
Internet television station,  The station combines
the use of Internet television programming alongside traditional
Web-based services.  Services offered include the streaming of
home matches and on-demand streaming of domestic and European
games, which include dedicated pre-match, half-time and post-
match commentary.  The Company will produce dedicated news
magazine and feature programs, while the fans can also access a
library of classic European, Old Firm and Scottish Premier League
(SPL) action.  Its own dedicated television studio at Ibrox
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SIGNET UK: Moody's Rates US$400MM Senior Unsecured Notes 'Ba1'
Moody's Investors Service assigned a Ba1 rating on the proposed
US$400 million senior unsecured notes to be issued by Signet UK
Finance plc, an indirect subsidiary of Signet Jewelers Limited
(together, "Signet"). All other ratings are unchanged, including
the company's Ba1 Corporate Family Rating (CFR), Ba1-PD
Probability of Default Rating (PDR) and SGL-1 liquidity rating.
The ratings are subject to review of final documentation and
completion of the transaction as proposed.

On February 19, 2014, Signet announced that it entered into a
definitive agreement to acquire Zale Corporation ("Zale") for
US$21 per share in a transaction valued at about US$1.4 billion.
The transaction is expected to be financed with a combination of
US$800 million of unsecured debt, including the proposed US$400
notes and a committed US$400 million term loan, and the
securitization of US$600 million of Signet's U.S. accounts
receivable portfolio. The transaction is subject to approval by
Zale shareholders, and is expected to close by the end of 2014.

The following ratings were assigned to Signet UK Finance plc:

US$400 million unsecured notes at Ba1 (LGD4, 57%)

Ratings Rationale

The Ba1 Corporate Family Rating reflects Signet's position as the
largest specialty retail jeweler in the U.S. and U.K., its well-
recognized brand names, and solid execution and marketing, all of
which drive strong profitability. The rating also acknowledges
the strategic benefits of the proposed acquisition of Zale, which
will strengthen Signet's leading position in the U.S. while
adding the leading jewelry store brand in Canada. The rating also
acknowledges Signet's very good liquidity, supported by the
expectation that balance sheet cash and cash flow will be more
than sufficient to cover required cash flow needs over the next
12-18 months.

The rating also reflects, however, the company's weak pro forma
debt protection measures combined with a narrow focus on a
discretionary product with a demonstrated sensitivity to weak
economic conditions. Signet is purchasing a company with a much
weaker credit profile. While Zale's operating margins have
improved over the past two years due to successful implementation
of a turnaround plan, it is still in the early stages and margins
remain very low, at around 2.5% -- well below Signet's
approximately 13.5% margin. When coupled with the acquisition
debt, pro forma lease-adjusted debt/EBITDA for the twelve months
ended February 1, 2014, will be high at about 4.4 times. While
significant synergies are expected, integration risk does exists
and it will likely take several years to fully execute the
integration plan. The company is committed to achieving
approximately $100 million in annual synergies within three full
fiscal years of closing, through the leveraging of the combined
company's scale and geographic reach, sourcing capabilities,
marketing efficiencies and store rationalization.

The stable outlook reflects Moody's expectation that the company
will successfully integrate Zale without disruption over the next
several years, and that debt protection metrics will modestly
improve over time through a combination of organic revenue growth
and revenue/cost saving synergies.

Ratings could be upgraded if the company continues to exhibit
strong revenue growth while improving consolidated margins and
generating consistent positive free cash flow. The company would
also need to maintain a balanced financial policy, including the
use of free cash flow to reduce debt. Specific metrics include
lease-adjusted debt/EBITDA sustained near 3.5 times and retained
cash flow to net debt above 20%.

Signet's ratings could be downgraded if operating performance or
integration issues cause lease-adjusted debt/EBITDA to increase
above 4.5 times, retained cash flow to net debt fall below 12.5%
or EBITA/Interest below 3.25 times on a sustained basis.

Signet UK Finance plcis an indirect subsidiary of Bermuda-based
Signet Jewelers Limited (together, "Signet"). Signet is the
leading specialty jewelry retailer in the U.S. and U.K.,
operating over 1,900 stores and e-commerce websites. Zale
Corporation ("Zale") is a leading specialty jewelry retailer in
the U.S. and Canada, operating approximately 1,680 retail
locations and e-commerce websites. Pro forma revenue approaches
US$6.1 billion.


* BOOK REVIEW: The First Junk Bond
Author: Harlan D. Platt
Publisher: Beard Books
Softcover: 236 pages
List Price: $34.95

Review by Gail Owens Hoelscher

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Only one in ten failed businesses is equal to the task of
reorganizing itself and satisfying its prior debts in some
fashion. This engrossing book follows the extraordinary journey
of Texas International, Inc (known by its New York Stock
Exchange stock symbol, TEI), through its corporate growth and
decline, debt exchange offers, and corporate renaissance as
Phoenix Resource Companies, Inc. As Harlan Platt puts it, TEI
"flourished for a brief luminous moment but then crashed to
earth and was consumed." TEI's story features attention-grabbing
characters, petroleum exploration innovations, financial
innovations, and lots of risk taking.

The First Junk Bond was originally published in 1994 and
received solidly favorable reviews. The then-managing director
of High Yield Securities Research and Economics for Merrill
Lynch said that the book "is a richly detailed case study. Platt
integrates corporate history, industry fundamentals, financial
analysis and bankruptcy law on a scale that has rarely, if ever,
been attempted." A retired U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge noted,
"(i)t should appeal as supplementary reading to students in both
business schools and law schools. Even those who practice in the
areas of business law, accounting and investments can obtain a
greater understanding and perspective of their professional

"TEI's saga is noteworthy because of the company's resilience
and ingenuity in coping with the changing environment of the
1980s, its execution of innovative corporate strategies that
were widely imitated and its extraordinary trading history,"
says the author. TEI issued the first junk bond. In 1986 it
achieved the largest percentage gain on the NYSE, and in 1987
suffered the largest percentage loss. It issued one of the first
bonds secured by a physical commodity and then later issued one
of the first PIK (payment in kind) bonds. It was one of the
first vulture investors, to be targeted by vulture investors
later on. Its president was involved in an insider trading
scandal. It innovated strip financing. It engaged in several
workouts to sell off operations and raise cash to reduce debt.
It completed three exchange offers that converted debt in to

205In 1977, TEI, primarily an oil production outfit, had had a
reprieve from bankruptcy through Michael Milken's first ever
junk bond. The fresh capital had allowed TEI to acquire a
controlling interest of Phoenix Resources Company, a part of
King Resources Company. TEI purchased creditors' claims against
King that were subsequently converted into stock under the terms
of King's reorganization plan. Only two years later, cash
deficiencies forced Phoenix to sell off its nonenergy
businesses. Vulture investors tried to buy up outstanding TEI
stock. TEI sold off its own nonenergy businesses, and focused on
oil and gas exploration. An enormous oil discovery in Egypt made
the future look grand. The value of TEI stock soared. Somehow,
however, less than two years later, TEI was in bankruptcy. What
a ride!

All told, the book has 63 tables and 32 figures on all aspects
of TEI's rise, fall, and renaissance. Businesspeople will find
especially absorbing the details of how the company's bankruptcy
filing affected various stakeholders, the bankruptcy negotiation
process, and the alternative post-bankruptcy financial
structures that were considered. Those interested in the oil and
gas industry will find the book a primer on the subject, with an
appendix devoted to exploration and drilling, and another on oil
and gas accounting.

Harlan Platt is professor of Finance at Northeastern University.
He is president of 911RISK, Inc., which specializes in
developing analytical models to predict corporate distress.


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