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          Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Vol. 17, No. 167


                            Headlines


C Z E C H   R E P U B L I C

VITKOVICE ENVI: Files for Insolvency, Owes CZK155 Million


D E N M A R K

DANSKE BANK: Fitch Affirms BB+ Tier 1 Capital Instruments Rating
NYKREDIT REALKREDIT: Fitch Affirms 'BB+' Tier 1 Notes Rating


I R E L A N D

JJ RED HOLDINGS: Henciti to Oppose Appointment of Examiner


I T A L Y

MONTE DEI PASCHI: Chief Executive, Ex-Chair Face Judicial Probe


N E T H E R L A N D S

HERBERT PARK: S&P Affirms B Rating on Class E Notes
HOLLAND HOMES: Fitch Affirms 'BBsf' Rating on Class B Notes
LAURELIN II: S&P Raises Rating on Class E Notes to BB+
PANTHER CDO: Fitch Hikes Class C Notes Rating to 'BBsf'


R U S S I A

SOGAZ OJSC: S&P Revises Outlook to Positive & Affirms BB+ Ratings


S L O V A K   R E P U B L I C

RETAIL VALUE: Creditors' Committee Approves Restructuring Plan


U N I T E D   K I N G D O M

ECO-BAT TECHNOLOGIES: Moody's Withdraws B2 Corp. Family Rating
MASCOTT CONSTRUCTION: In Administration, 30 Jobs Affected
WILLIAM ANELAY: May Enter Administration if CVA Proposal Fails


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VITKOVICE ENVI: Files for Insolvency, Owes CZK155 Million
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CTK reports that Vitkovice Holding spokeswoman Eva Kijonkova said
Vitkovice Envi, another firm of the group owned by entrepreneur
Jan Svetlik, has filed for insolvency, along with a petition for
the court to permit its restructuring.

Vitkovice Envi, employing 100 people, is a subsidiary of
Vitkovice Power Engineering, which filed for insolvency and
restructuring last week, CTK discloses.

The court is expected to decide on Vitkovice Power Engineering's
insolvency this week, CTK says.

Vitkovice Envi's board of directors filed the insolvency petition
with the Regional Court in Ostrava on Aug. 22, CTK relates.

Vitkovice Envi has about 130 creditors and its debts amount to
about CZK155 million, with claims worth CZK153 million being
unsecured, CTK states.

According to CTK, Ms. Kijonkova said Vitkovice Envi's situation
has been caused mainly by contracts in Poland and Serbia that
failed to be materialized.

"A notable contribution to the insolvency situation also came
from the worsened situation on the Arabian market, on which
Vitkovice Envi also directed its activities. Another reason was
the fact that the company failed to obtain operating loans from
banks," Ms. Kijonkova said, notes the report.

According to Ms. Kijonkova, Vitkovice Envi has already submitted
a plan for its restructuring to its creditors and about a half of
them have approved it, CTK relates.

Vitkovice Envi produces tanks for biogas stations, water
treatment plants and storage.



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DANSKE BANK: Fitch Affirms BB+ Tier 1 Capital Instruments Rating
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Fitch Ratings has affirmed Danske Bank's (Danske) and its
mortgage bank subsidiary Realkredit Danmark's (Realkredit)
Long-Term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'A', Short-term IDRs
at 'F1', and Viability Ratings (VRs) at 'a'. The Outlooks on the
Long-Term IDRs are Stable.

The rating actions are part of a periodic portfolio review of two
major Danish banking groups rated by Fitch.

KEY RATING DRIVERS - DANSKE'S IDRS, VR AND SENIOR DEBT

Danske's ratings reflects the bank's strong universal Danish and,
to a lesser extent, pan-Nordic franchises. These provide stable
revenue generation across a wide range of products, strong
capitalization as well as healthy funding and liquidity, although
wholesale funding reliance makes the bank sensitive to a loss of
investor confidence. Fitch said, "We view positively management's
renewed strategic focus on relationship banking in the Nordics,
whereby we believe past mistakes such as the expansion into
Ireland are unlikely to be repeated."

"The bank has also taken steps to strengthen its risk management
framework, and we expect this to translate into further asset
quality improvements. The level of impaired loans has fallen in
recent years on the back of a domestic economic recovery,
enhanced underwriting standards and ongoing wind-down of the non-
core Irish portfolio, which is no longer a material risk to the
bank. The ratio of impaired loans to gross loans was 2.9% at end-
June 2016." Fitch said.

Profitability metrics have also improved significantly, primarily
as a result of lower loan impairment charges but also thanks to
tight cost control and stronger revenue generation. Fitch expects
resilient income generation in 2016 and beyond, supported by
modest volume growth and continued strengthening of fee and
commission income. Negative interest rates in Denmark have had a
manageable impact on the bank's margins, being partly offset by
re-mortgaging and repricing activity. For mortgage financing
(mainly through Realkredit), Danske earns a fixed margin because
the market interest rate on the covered bonds is passed through
to the borrower.

Danske is reliant on wholesale funding, like most Nordic banks,
and has a well-diversified funding base. Its mortgage business
(via Realkredit) is by law entirely wholesale-funded by mortgage
bonds that match the interest term of the underlying mortgage
loan. Fitch expects continued strong demand for Danish mortgage
bonds in light of the need for domestic financial institutions,
insurance companies and pension funds to hold highly liquid, high
quality, securities in domestic currency. This is reinforced by a
fairly limited outstanding volume of Danish government bonds.
Nonetheless, maintaining a significant liquidity portfolio to
mitigate refinancing risk is key for Danske's ratings.

Danske's risk-weighted capital ratios compare well with
international peers, although they are somewhat lower than some
Swedish peers due to higher risk weights. Leverage is acceptable
in a European context, with a fully loaded Basel III leverage
ratio of 4.0% at end-June 2016.

KEY RATING DRIVERS - REALKREDIT'S IDRS, VR AND SENIOR DEBT

Realkredit's IDRs and VR reflects Fitch's view that
profitability, although moderate, will enable the mortgage bank
to absorb unexpected shocks in Denmark. Realkredit's rating are
based on its standalone financial strength, despite the sharing
of some central functions and distribution channels with its
parent bank. Fitch also expects that to a significant extent,
capital is fungible between Danske and Realkredit, and thus Fitch
is likely to retain the VRs within one notch of each other.

Realkredit's ratings reflect its strong domestic franchise as the
second-largest mortgage lender, its strong capitalization and its
resilient asset quality. The ratings are constrained by the
bank's monoline business model and wholesale funding reliance,
although risks associated with the latter are mitigated by a
large, deep and liquid domestic covered bond market, and access
to funding from its parent if needed.

Realkredit's assets represent the majority of Danske's mortgage
loan exposure. Fitch expects the quality of this portfolio to
remain strong, supported by a stabilizing Danish economy. We
expect profitability to remain low, but stable, underpinned by
resilient revenue generation (given higher administration
margins), tight cost control and a continued focus on
underwriting.

Realkredit is by law entirely wholesale-funded, largely through
issuance of Danish mortgage bonds. Similar to its domestic peers,
about 20% of Realkredit's bonds mature within a year to match the
duration of the bank's underlying mortgage loans. Fitch said, "We
believe that recent mortgage price adjustments will help reduce
those volumes further. The supportive dynamics of the Danish
mortgage bond market and Denmark's law on mortgage bond maturity
extensions will help reduce refinancing risks."

Realkredit's risk-weighted capital ratios compare strongly with
those of domestic and international peers, although boosted by
relatively low risk weights on mortgage loans. Leverage is good
in a European context, with a tangible equity/tangible asset
ratio of 5.6% at end-June 2016.

SUPPORT RATING AND SUPPORT RATING FLOOR

Danske's Support Rating (SR) of '5' and Support Rating Floor
(SRF) of 'No Floor' reflect Fitch's view that senior creditors
cannot rely on receiving full extraordinary support from the
sovereign in the event of it becoming non-viable. The EU's Bank
Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) provides a framework for
resolving banks that is likely to require senior creditors
participating in losses, if necessary, instead of or ahead of a
bank receiving sovereign support.

Realkredit's SR of '1' reflects an extremely high probably that
support would be provided by Danske, if required. In Fitch's
view, Danske would have high propensity to support Realkredit
given the latter's role as the group's main domestic mortgage
provider, and the significant reputational risk Danske would face
in the event of a default of Realkredit. Any required support
would likely be manageable relative to Danske's ability to
provide it. Fitch said, "Realkredit's SRF of 'No Floor' has been
withdrawn as we believe the Danske is the most likely source of
support, and the SRF is therefore no longer relevant to our
coverage."

SUBORDINATED DEBT AND OTHER HYBRID SECURITIES

Subordinated debt and other hybrid capital issued by Danske are
all notched down from the bank's VR and have been affirmed
accordingly.

In accordance with Fitch's criteria, subordinated debt and CRD
IV-compliant Tier 2 instruments are rated one notch below
Danske's VR to reflect the above-average loss severity of this
type of debt relative to average recoveries. The narrow notching
partly reflects the absence of contractual full write-down or
conversion language.

Fitch rates Danske's other Tier 2 instruments three notches below
the VR to reflect loss severity (one notch) and incremental non-
performance risk (two notches). Of the latter, compared to new
CRD IV-compliant Tier 2 notes, Fitch has applied an additional
single notch for incremental non-performance risk to legacy
issues because of the issuer's ability to defer coupons. The
ability to defer interest is the differentiation between the old-
style Tier 2 instruments and the new CRD IV-compliant Tier 2
notes

Hybrid Tier 1 capital notes, Tier 1 instruments and Additional
Tier securities are rated three, four and five notches,
respectively, below Danske's VR to reflect the higher than
average loss severity risk of these securities (two notches) as
well as high risk of non-performance (an additional one, two and
three notches, respectively).

RATING SENSITIVITIES

DANSKE'S IDRS, VR AND SENIOR DEBT

A continued sustained and material improvement in asset quality
and profitability metrics could result in positive rating
pressure in the medium term. This would also require management
to successfully execute its current strategy, with a clear focus
on Nordic home markets, while maintaining solid capital, funding
and liquidity ratios.

While unexpected, a downgrade could also result from a prolonged
inability to competitively access debt capital markets, if the
Danish business faces a significant asset quality deterioration
that materially impacts capitalization or if the improving
earnings trend reverses. At the current rating, Fitch expects
Danske to maintain a large liquidity buffer and minimize maturity
gaps to mitigate funding risks. The agency expects the bank to
continue to have strong access to debt capital markets.

REALKREDIT'S IDRS, VR AND SENIOR DEBT

The Stable Outlook reflects Fitch's view that Realkredit will
maintain its focus on asset quality and continue to generate
capital internally. An upgrade is unlikely given its already high
ratings for a monoline business model.

A downgrade would most likely be a result of Realkredit being
unable to competitively access wholesale funding markets or if it
significantly increases its reliance on international debt
investors who may prove less stable during financial stress. A
downgrade of Danske's ratings, or reduced focus on liquidity,
would also be rating negative.

SUPPORT RATING AND SUPPORT RATING FLOOR

An upgrade of Danske's SR or upward revision of the SRF would be
contingent on a positive change in Denmark's propensity to
support its banks. While not impossible, this is highly unlikely,
in Fitch's view.

Realkredit's SR of '1' is sensitive to any perceived change in
Danske's propensity or ability to provide support.

SUBORDINATED DEBT AND OTHER HYBRID SECURITIES

As subordinated debt and other hybrid securities are notched down
from Danske's VR, their respective ratings are sensitive to a
change in Danske's VR. They are also sensitive to Fitch changing
its assessment of the probability of their non-performance risk
relative to the risk captured in Danske's VR.

The rating actions are as follows:

   Danske Bank

   -- Long-Term IDR: affirmed at 'A', Outlook Stable

   -- Short-Term IDR: affirmed at 'F1'

   -- Viability Rating: affirmed at 'a'

   -- Support Rating: affirmed at '5'

   -- Support Rating Floor: affirmed at 'No Floor'

   -- Senior unsecured debt: affirmed at 'A'

   -- Short-term debt: affirmed at 'F1'

   -- Commercial paper program: affirmed at 'A'/'F1'

   -- CRD IV-compliant Tier 2 instrument (ISIN: XS0974372467):
      affirmed at 'A-'

   -- Subordinated debt: affirmed at 'A-'

   -- Legacy Tier 2 debt (ISIN: XS0176929684): affirmed at 'BBB'

   -- Tier 1 instruments: affirmed at 'BBB-'

   -- Additional Tier 1 capital instruments (ISIN: XS1044578273
      and XS1190987427): affirmed at 'BB+'

   Danske Corporation

   -- Commercial paper program: affirmed at 'A'/'F1'

   Realkredit Danmark

   -- Long-Term IDR: affirmed at 'A', Outlook Stable

   -- Short-Term IDR: affirmed at 'F1'

   -- Viability Rating: affirmed at 'a'

   -- Support Rating: Upgraded to '1' from '5'

   -- Support Rating Floor: affirmed at 'No Floor' and withdrawn


NYKREDIT REALKREDIT: Fitch Affirms 'BB+' Tier 1 Notes Rating
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Fitch Ratings has affirmed Denmark-based Nykredit Realkredit
A/S's (Nykredit) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'A',
Short-Term IDR at 'F1' and Viability Rating (VR) at 'a'. The
Outlook on the Long-Term IDR is Stable.

Fitch has also affirmed wholly-owned subsidiary Nykredit Bank
A/S's Long-Term IDR at 'A' with a Stable Outlook, and Support
Rating at '1'.

The rating actions are part of a periodic portfolio review of two
major Danish banking groups rated by Fitch.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

VR, IDRS AND SENIOR DEBT

Nykredit's ratings reflect the bank's leading Danish mortgage
lending franchise, resilient asset quality, and robust
capitalization. The ratings also factor in Nykredit's moderate
profitability and wholesale funding reliance, although the latter
is mitigated by a large, deep and liquid domestic covered bond
market.

The loan book is of good quality, with a ratio of impaired-to-
gross loans of 1.6% at end-March 2016. The vast majority are
performing mortgage loans, with a small proportion of higher-risk
non-mortgage lending in Nykredit Bank (impairment ratio of 7.3%
at end-2015). Fitch expects the quality of mortgage lending to
remain resilient, supported by a gradual domestic economic
recovery and conservative risk appetite.

Management aims to gradually grow and diversify the bank's
franchise in Denmark, although Fitch expects this to be achieved
without increasing the group's risk appetite as growth will
mainly focus on cross-selling and broadening the product offering
with existing clients.

The bank's capitalization is solid and compares well with peers,
both on a risk-weighted and leverage basis. Its Fitch core
capital (FCC) ratio amounted to 20% at end-March 2016, and its
Basel III leverage ratio was 4.3%.

"Nykredit benefits from resilient core revenue generation and
sound cost management, but margins are low and reflect its
low-risk business model. The bank recently announced a price
increase on its administration margin (effective from July 1,
2016) that we believe will have a material positive earnings
impact. Negative interest rates in Denmark have had a manageable
impact on the bank's margins. The bank is not directly exposed to
interest rate risk in its mortgage financing (due to the Danish
covered bond funding structure) although it is sensitive to lower
treasury returns." Fitch said.

Nykredit's mortgage business is by law entirely wholesale-funded,
by mortgage bonds that match the interest term of the underlying
mortgage loan. The group has actively reduced the share of bonds
maturing within one year to just over 20% at end-2015 (from over
one-third at end-2012), and the proportion of loans requiring
refinancing on an annual basis to less than 10% of gross lending
at end March 2016 (from just over 20% at end-2014). Fitch said,
"We believe that the bank's recently announced mortgage price
adjustments will help reduce those volumes further."

"We believe the risk of wholesale market dislocation is partly
offset by the group's strong and sophisticated approach to
wholesale funding requirements, and this dependence on short-term
wholesale funding is also partially mitigated by structural
features in the Danish mortgage covered bond market. We expect
continued strong demand for Danish mortgage covered bonds in
light of the need for domestic financial institutions, insurance
companies and pension funds to hold highly liquid, high quality,
securities in domestic currency. This is reinforced by a fairly
limited outstanding volume of Danish government bonds.
Nonetheless, maintaining a significant liquidity portfolio to
mitigate refinancing risks is a key factor for Nykredit's current
ratings." Fitch said.

SUPPORT RATING AND SUPPORT RATING FLOOR

Nykredit's '5' Support Rating (SR) and Support Rating Floor (SRF)
of 'No Floor' reflect Fitch's view that senior creditors cannot
rely on receiving full extraordinary support from the sovereign
in the event of the bank becoming non-viable. The EU's Bank
Recovery and Resolution Directive provides a framework for
resolving banks that will require senior creditors to participate
in losses, if necessary, instead of or ahead of a bank receiving
sovereign support.

SUBORDINATED DEBT AND OTHER HYBRID SECURITIES

Subordinated debt and other hybrid capital issued by Nykredit are
all notched down from its VR and have been affirmed accordingly.

In accordance with Fitch's criteria, subordinated debt is rated
one notch below Nykredit's VR to reflect the higher-than-average
loss severity of this type of debt.

Tier 2 contingent capital instruments and Additional Tier 1
securities are rated three and five notches, respectively, below
Nykredit's VR to reflect the higher-than average loss severity
risk of these securities (two notches) as well as the high risk
of non-performance (an additional one and three notches,
respectively).

SUBSIDIARY AND AFFILIATED COMPANY

Nykredit Bank's IDRs and debt ratings are aligned with Nykredit's
given the subsidiary's core position within the Nykredit group,
including full ownership, strong support track record, and likely
high reputational risk from allowing the subsidiary to default.

Nykredit also provides a full range of services to Nykredit
Bank's customers, which the mortgage institution itself is unable
to provide. Given its close integration into the larger group,
including various shared services, we have not assigned a VR to
the subsidiary.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

VR, IDRS AND SENIOR DEBT

The Stable Outlook reflects Fitch's view that Nykredit will
continue to maintain strong asset quality while improving its
earnings to internally generate capital.

Although not expected by Fitch, pressure on the ratings could
come from an adverse change in investor sentiment materially
affecting Nykredit's ability to access competitively priced
funding or from reduced emphasis on liquidity. An increased
reliance on international debt investors who may prove less
stable during financial stress, or increasing risk appetite -
particularly at Nykredit Bank - would also be rating-negative.

An upgrade is currently unlikely given the group's already high
ratings and limited product breadth. In the longer term, an
upgrade would be contingent on Nykredit broadening its product
offering, providing it with more diversified revenue streams.

SUPPORT RATING AND SUPPORT RATING FLOOR

An upgrade of the SR or upward revision of the SRF would be
contingent on a positive change in Denmark's propensity to
support its banks. While not impossible, this is highly unlikely
in Fitch's view.

SUBORDINATED DEBT AND OTHER HYBRID SECURITIES

The ratings of subordinated debt and hybrid securities issued by
Nykredit are sensitive to a change in Nykredit's VR.

Tier 2 contingent capital instruments and Additional Tier 1
securities are also sensitive to Fitch changing its assessment of
the probability of their non-performance risk relative to the
risk captured in Nykredit's VR.

SUBSIDIARY AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES

Nykredit Bank's ratings are sensitive to the same factors that
may drive changes to Nykredit's IDRs.

The rating actions are as follows:

   Nykredit Realkredit A/S

   -- Long-Term IDR: affirmed at 'A', Stable Outlook

   -- Short-Term IDR: affirmed at 'F1'

   -- Viability Rating: affirmed at 'a'

   -- Support Rating: affirmed at '5'

   -- Support Rating Floor: affirmed at 'No Floor'

   -- Senior unsecured debt: affirmed at 'A'

   -- Subordinated debt: affirmed at 'A-'

   -- Tier 2 contingent capital notes: affirmed at 'BBB'

   -- Additional Tier 1 notes: affirmed at 'BB+'

   Nykredit Bank A/S

   -- Long-Term IDR: affirmed at 'A', Stable Outlook

   -- Short-Term IDR: affirmed at 'F1'

   -- Support Rating: affirmed at '1'

   -- Senior unsecured debt: affirmed at 'A'/'F1'


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JJ RED HOLDINGS: Henciti to Oppose Appointment of Examiner
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Aodhan O'Faolain at The Irish Times reports that the High Court
heard on Aug. 19 the appointment of an examiner to JJ Red
Holdings is to be opposed.

Ms. Justice Caroline Costello on Aug. 18 appointed insolvency
practitioner Tom Murray as interim examiner to JJ Red Holdings,
the operator of the Dublin Citi Hotel and the Trinity Bar & Venue
at Dame Street, Dublin that employs more than 50 people, The
Irish Time relates.

According to The Irish Times, the company cited a dispute with
its landlord Henciti Ltd., over claims for arrears of rent
allegedly due, as the reason why it was seeking the protection of
the court.

Barrister Rossa Fanning, counsel for Henciti, said his client
would be opposing JJ Red Holdings' bid to enter examinership when
the matter returns before the court in September, The Irish Times
relays.

JJ Red Holdings, which has been operating the 27-bedroom hotel
since 2006 sought the protection of the court after it was unable
to fulfill terms of a settlement agreement it had entered with
its landlord, The Irish Times recounts.


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MONTE DEI PASCHI: Chief Executive, Ex-Chair Face Judicial Probe
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James Politi at The Financial Times reports that the chief
executive and former chairman of Monte dei Paschi di Siena are
under investigation for alleged market manipulation and false
accounting, casting a cloud over Italy's embattled lender nearly
three weeks after it agreed to a dramatic EUR5 billion rescue
package.

News that Fabrizio Viola, the chief executive, and Alessandro
Profumo, the former chairman, are the subject of a judicial probe
by prosecutors in Milan was first reported by Reuters and
confirmed by an MPS spokesman on Aug. 18, the FT relates.

The investigation centers around the allegedly improper
accounting treatment of Alexandria and Santorini, two derivatives
trades booked by Monte dei Paschi di Siena between 2011 and 2014,
the FT discloses.  This was the subject of a shareholder
complaint that was rejected by other investors in April -- and
MPS suggested it was routine for prosecutors to probe the
allegation, the FT notes.

The investigation marks another chapter in MPS's travails, the FT
states.  Amid a dramatic decline in its share price this year,
the oldest bank in the world has been under intense pressure to
raise new capital in order to ensure its survival, particularly
since it was the worst performer in Europe-wide bank stress test
results published in late July, the FT relays.

MPS has for now narrowly avoided a recapitalization by Italian
taxpayers, which would have thrust it fully into the political
spotlight, agreeing instead to a private rescue plan that will
allow it to rid its balance sheet of its large portfolio of bad
loans, the FT states.  But the success of the plan still hinges
on a EUR5 billion capital-raising exercise led by JPMorgan, which
is due to be completed by the end of the year, so any loss of
confidence in the company's management could hurt its chances,
according to the FT.

                     About Monte dei Paschi

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA -- http://www.mps.it/-- is
an Italy-based company engaged in the banking sector.  It
provides traditional banking services, asset management and
private banking, including life insurance, pension funds and
investment trusts.  In addition, it offers investment banking,
including project finance, merchant banking and financial
advisory services.  The Company comprises more than 3,000
branches, and a structure of channels of distribution.  Banca
Monte dei Paschi di Siena Group has subsidiaries located
throughout Italy, Europe, America, Asia and North Africa.  It has
numerous subsidiaries, including Mps Sim SpA, MPS Capital
Services Banca per le Imprese SpA, MPS Banca Personale SpA, Banca
Toscana SpA, Monte Paschi Ireland Ltd. and Banca MP Belgio SpA.


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HERBERT PARK: S&P Affirms B Rating on Class E Notes
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S&P Global Ratings affirmed its credit ratings on Herbert Park
B.V.'s class A-1, A-2, B, C, D, and E notes following review.

The affirmations follow S&P's analysis of the transaction's
performance and the application of its relevant criteria.

S&P subjected the capital structure to our cash flow analysis to
determine the break-even default rate (BDR) for each class of
notes at each rating level.  The BDRs represent S&P's estimate of
the level of asset defaults that the notes can withstand and
still fully pay interest and principal to the noteholders.

S&P has estimated future defaults in the portfolio in each rating
scenario by applying S&P's updated corporate collateralized debt
obligation (CDO) criteria.

S&P's analysis indicates that the available credit enhancement
for all of the rated classes of notes is still commensurate with
the currently assigned ratings.  Therefore, S&P has affirmed its
ratings on the class A-1 to E notes.

Herbert Park is a cash flow collateralized loan obligation (CLO)
transaction.  A portfolio of loans to mainly speculative-grade
corporates backs the transaction.

RATINGS LIST

Herbert Park B.V.
EUR413.18 mil floating-rate and subordinated notes
                                  Rating
Class             Identifier      To           From
A-1               42704GAA3       AAA (sf)     AAA (sf)
A-2               42704GAC9       AA (sf)      AA (sf)
B                 42704GAE5       A (sf)       A (sf)
C                 42704GAG0       BBB (sf)     BBB (sf)
D                 42704GAJ4       BB (sf)      BB (sf)
E                 42704GAL9       B (sf)       B (sf)


HOLLAND HOMES: Fitch Affirms 'BBsf' Rating on Class B Notes
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Fitch Ratings has downgraded Holland Homes Oranje MBS B.V.'s
class A notes (ISIN XS0238851827) to 'A+sf' from 'AAsf'. The
Outlook is Stable.

The class S (ISIN XS0729849439) and class B (ISIN XS0238855141)
notes have both been affirmed at 'BBB+sf' and 'BBsf'
respectively, with Stable Outlooks.

The Dutch RMBS transaction is backed by Nationale Hypotheek
Garantie (NHG) residential mortgage loans originated by DBV
Levensverzekeringsmaatschappij B.V. (DBV; part of SNS Bank N.V.;
BBB+/Stable/F2).

KEY RATING DRIVERS

Counterparty Exposure

The downgrade reflects the application of Fitch's revised
Counterparty Criteria for Structured Finance and Covered Bonds 18
July 2016 regarding counterparty exposure. Under the latest
criteria, the link between the senior notes' rating and the
rating of the collection account, which for this transaction is
ABN Amro (A+/Stable/F1), is only applicable up to the 'Asf'
category. Under the old criteria, the rating of the senior notes
was previously capped at three notches above ABN Amro, which was
rated 'A' at the point of the last review.

The structure continues to have insufficient liquidity to fully
cover senior payment obligations in the event of a default of the
servicer Stater Nederland (RPS1-), as highlighted in previous
rating action commentaries (dated 29 January 2016 and 2 March
2016).

Stable Asset Performance

The transaction continues to exhibit stable asset performance,
with only a marginal decline in late-stage arrears (loans that
have been delinquent for over three months) of 0.02% over the
last 12 months. It also continues to outperform the Fitch
Netherlands All NHG Index which is currently at 0.23%, against
the transaction's figure of 0.09%.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

The class S notes have low credit enhancement relative to other
Dutch transactions with similar pool characteristics. Hence, this
tranche is more sensitive to a change in asset performance and an
increase in arrears and defaults, beyond Fitch's stresses, could
have a negative impact on the ratings.

Additional liquidity in the structure would likely address
payment interruption risk and lead to a positive rating action.

USE OF THIRD-PARTY DUE DILIGENCE PURSUANT TO RULE 17G-10

Form ABS Due Diligence-15E was not provided to, or reviewed by,
Fitch in relation to this rating action.

DATA ADEQUACY

Fitch has checked the consistency and plausibility of the
information it has received about the performance of the asset
pool and the transaction. There were no findings that affected
the rating analysis. Fitch has not reviewed the results of any
third party assessment of the asset portfolio information or
conducted a review of origination files as part of its ongoing
monitoring. Fitch did not undertake a review of the information
provided about the underlying asset pool ahead of the
transaction's initial closing. The subsequent performance of the
transaction over the years is consistent with the agency's
expectations given the operating environment and Fitch is
therefore satisfied that the asset pool information relied upon
for its initial rating analysis was adequately reliable.

Overall, Fitch's assessment of the information relied upon for
the agency's rating analysis according to its applicable rating
methodologies indicates that it is adequately reliable.

SOURCES OF INFORMATION

The information below was used in the analysis.

   -- Loan-by-loan data provided by SNS Bank as at July 1, 2016

   -- Transaction reporting provided by Intertrust Management
      B.V. as at July 20, 2016

   -- Discussions with the servicer dated August 17, 2016

MODELS

The models below were used in the analysis.

   -- ResiEMEA

   -- EMEA RMBS Surveillance Model.

   -- EMEA Cash Flow Model.


LAURELIN II: S&P Raises Rating on Class E Notes to BB+
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S&P Global Ratings raised its credit ratings on all classes of
notes in Laurelin II B.V.

The upgrades follow S&P's analysis of the transaction using data
from the August 2016 trustee report, and the application of S&P's
relevant criteria.

S&P conducted its cash flow analysis to determine the break-even
default rate (BDR) for each rated class of notes at each rating
level.  The BDR represents S&P's estimate of the maximum level of
gross defaults, based on its stress assumptions, that a tranche
can withstand and still fully repay the noteholders.  S&P gave
credit to an aggregate collateral amount of EUR195.6 million,
down from EUR425 million at S&P's previous review, and used the
reported weighted-average spread of 4.39%, and the weighted-
average recovery rates calculated in accordance with S&P's
riteria for corporate collateralized debt obligations (CDOs).
S&P applied various cash flow stresses using our standard default
patterns and timings for each rating category assumed for each
class of notes, combined with different interest stresses as
outlined in S&P's corporate CDO criteria.

The portfolio's credit quality has improved since S&P's previous
review.  The proportion of assets that S&P considers to be
defaulted has decreased to EUR5.6 million from EUR9.4 million,
and the proportion of assets that we rate in the 'CCC' category
('CCC+', 'CCC', and 'CCC-') has also decreased to EUR9.3 million
from EUR19.2 million.

The issuer entered into options agreements with Barclays Bank PLC
(A-/Negative/A-2).  According to S&P's current counterparty
criteria, in cases where the replacement language in the
derivative agreements is in line with any of S&P's previous
counterparty criteria, the maximum achievable rating on a tranche
is equal to the counterparty's long-term issuer credit rating
(ICR) plus one notch, unless S&P applies additional stresses in
its cash flow analysis to capture that risk.

Therefore, in S&P's cash flow analysis, it has tested additional
scenarios by assuming that there are no options in the
transaction for all classes of notes that have a rating higher
than the counterparty's long-term ICR plus one notch, 'A (sf)'.

The results of S&P's analysis indicate that the available credit
enhancement for all classes of notes is commensurate with higher
ratings than those currently assigned.  S&P has therefore raised
its ratings on all classes of notes in this transaction.

Laurelin II is a multiple-currency cash flow CDO transaction,
backed primarily by leveraged loans to speculative-grade
corporate firms.  The transaction closed on July 11, 2007, and is
managed by GoldenTree Asset Management L.P.  The reinvestment
period ended in 2014.

RATINGS LIST

Class                Rating
               To               From

Laurelin II B.V.
EUR405 Million And GBP30.405 Million Secured Floating-Rate Notes

Ratings Raised

A-1E             AAA (sf)          AA+ (sf)
A-1R             AAA (sf)          AA+ (sf)
A-1S             AAA (sf)          AA+ (sf)
A-2              AAA (sf)          AA (sf)
B-1              AAA (sf)          A+ (sf)
B-2              AAA (sf)          A+ (sf)
C                AA+ (sf)          A- (sf)
D-1              A+ (sf)           BBB- (sf)
D-2              A+ (sf)           BBB- (sf)
E                BB+ (sf)          BB (sf)

PANTHER CDO: Fitch Hikes Class C Notes Rating to 'BBsf'
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Fitch Ratings has upgraded Panther CDO V B.V. notes, as follows:

   -- EUR99mClass A1 (ISIN XS0308593671): upgraded to 'AAsf' from
      'A+sf'; Outlook stable

   -- EUR29.8mClass A2 (ISIN XS0308594059): upgraded to 'AAsf'
      from 'BBBsf'; Outlook stable

   -- EUR24.5m Class B (ISIN XS0308594489): upgraded to 'Asf'
      from
      'BBsf'; Outlook stable

   -- EUR17.5m Class C (ISIN XS0308594729): upgraded to 'BBsf'
      from 'Bsf'; Outlook Stable

   -- EUR18m Class D (ISIN XS0308595296): affirmed at 'CCCsf'

   -- EUR4m Class E (ISIN XS0308595536): affirmed at 'CCCsf'

Panther CDO V B.V. is a managed cash arbitrage securitisation of
a diverse pool of assets, including high-yield bonds, asset-
backed securities, senior loans, second lien loans and mezzanine
loans. The portfolio is managed by M&G Investment Management
Limited.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

The upgrades reflect increases in credit enhancement (CE) across
the capital structure and broadly stable asset performance, which
outweighs the loss incurred by the transaction over the last 12
months.

The class A1 notes have amortised by EUR48.2m over the past year.
This resulted in CE increasing in all rated notes, ranging from
an increase of 9% to 52.8% for the class A notes to an increase
of 0.12% to 8.12% for the class E notes. As of the review date,
there is EUR23.9m collected in the principal account, which we
expect to be distributed on the October payment date, thus
further increasing CE on the class A1 notes by 5.7%.

The portfolio is a combination of ABS assets and leveraged loans.
The proportion of ABS assets has increased to 50.3% from 46.2%
over the last 12 months and subsequently the leveraged loans
exposure has decreased to 49.7% from 53.8%. Overall, the
portfolio quality has slightly improved as Fitch calculates that
the proportion of investment-grade assets has increased to 42.7%
from 36.7% during the same period.

The portfolio performance migration is also illustrated by the
proportion of upgrades (13.1% of the portfolio) versus downgrades
(2.9%) over the same period period. The exposure to Europe's
periphery (Italy, Spain, Poland and Portugal) has fallen
marginally to 19.3% from 19.6%.

Two defaulted assets were sold with a total principal amount of
EUR4.7m, resulting in a EUR3.8m realised loss. However, there are
two new defaults over the year with a total principal amount of
EUR4.9m. As a result, defaulted assets have increased to EUR13.2m
from EUR13m. The 'CCC' or below rated assets are unchanged at
6.7%.

The portfolio remains diversified despite the top obligor
exposure having increased to 4% from 2.9% and top 10 obligor
exposures to 31.6% from 23.7%. The portfolio is distributed
across 14 countries and 19 industries with the largest country
and industry at 38% and 6.8%, respectively. Fixed-rate assets
decreased to 2.3% from 6.9% after the transaction's macro
interest rate swap expired on October 2015 payment date.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Fitch found that reducing the recovery rate or increasing the
default rate by 25% each would not have any impact on the ratings
of the notes.

DUE DILIGENCE USAGE

No third party due diligence was provided or reviewed in relation
to this rating action.

DATA ADEQUACY

Fitch has checked the consistency and plausibility of the
information it has received about the performance of the asset
pool and the transaction. There were no findings that were
material to this analysis. Fitch has not reviewed the results of
any third party assessment of the asset portfolio information or
conducted a review of origination files as part of its ongoing
monitoring.

The majority of the underlying assets have ratings or credit
opinions from Fitch and/or other Nationally Recognised
Statistical Rating Organisations and/or European Securities and
Markets Authority registered rating agencies. Fitch has relied on
the practices of the relevant Fitch groups and/or other rating
agencies to assess the asset portfolio information.

Overall, Fitch's assessment of the information relied upon for
the agency's rating analysis according to its applicable rating
methodologies indicates that it is adequately reliable.

SOURCES OF INFORMATION

The information below was used in the analysis.

   -- Investor report as of 29 July 2016 provided by The Bank of
      New York Mellon

   -- Loan-by-loan data as of 29 July 2016 provided by The Bank
of
      New York Mellon


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SOGAZ OJSC: S&P Revises Outlook to Positive & Affirms BB+ Ratings
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S&P Global Ratings revised its outlook on Russia-based insurance
company OJSC SOGAZ to positive from stable.

At the same time, S&P affirmed its 'BB+' long-term insurer
financial strength and counterparty credit ratings and 'ruAA+'
Russia national scale rating on the company.

The outlook revision stems from S&P's view that SOGAZ is a clear
outperformer against peers.  At the same time, S&P considers that
its profitable corporate-focused business is somewhat insulated
from the poorly performing Russian non-life market, where retail
motor business dominates.

Based on S&P's measures, SOGAZ's capital adequacy has improved to
extremely strong from very strong, following internal capital
generation and lower asset-risk charges stemming from reduced
investments in equities and property.

S&P expects that SOGAZ's earnings stream will remain stable in
2016 under S&P's base-case scenario, with net income exceeding
Russian ruble (RUB) 17.8 billion (about $270 million) in 2016 and
RUB19 billion (almost $300 million) in 2017.  S&P believes that
internal capital generation and modest dividend demands from
SOGAZ's shareholders will enable it to maintain extremely strong
capital adequacy.

"We assess SOGAZ's risk position as moderate.  The company
diversified its portfolio of investments in 2015 toward
government-related banks and banks we consider to be highly
systemically important.  We exclude such institutions from our
portfolio diversification calculations, prompting reduced
concentrations, over the past year, for SOGAZ by sector to 20%
from 35% and by obligor to 6% from 8%," S&P said.

S&P's weighted average of SOGAZ's assets is still in the 'BB'
range, however.  As a result, S&P assess the asset quality of its
investment portfolio as less than adequate.  This is the key
constraint on S&P's assessment of SOGAZ's financial risk profile.

The positive outlook on SOGAZ reflects S&P's view that it will
likely maintain its strong competitive position in the Russian
insurance market, its extremely strong capital adequacy, and at
least less-than-adequate investment quality over the next 12-18
months.  S&P also thinks the company will continue to benefit
from its strong ties with Russian vertically integrated gas
company Gazprom.

S&P could consider raising the ratings if it sees SOGAZ
maintaining its better-than-peer and Russian market operating
performance, extremely strong capital adequacy, and at least
less-than-adequate investment quality.

S&P would likely lower the ratings on SOGAZ over the next 12-18
months if S&P lowered its local currency sovereign credit rating
on Russia by two notches.

If SOGAZ's average credit quality deteriorates to weak from less-
than-adequate, S&P could also consider a negative rating action.


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RETAIL VALUE: Creditors' Committee Approves Restructuring Plan
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The Slovak Spectator reports that most of the creditors of the
company Retail Value Stores, which operates retailer Carrefour,
will not see their debts fully repaid after the creditors'
committee approved the restructuring plan for the company
acknowledging only 3% of the debts' value.

The plan was approved by three members of the committee, while
two were against it, The Slovak Spectator discloses.

According to The Slovak Spectator, Ladislav Barat, restructuring
administrator of Retail Value Stores, as quoted by the TASR
newswire, said, "The restructuring proceeding continues; the
voting ended with absolute majority voting for approval of the
plan, which means three to two votes."

TASR said some 400 creditors of Retail Value Stores should meet
at the so-called approval meeting that is scheduled to take place
in 30 days, The Slovak Spectator relates.

Mr. Barat said unlike the original plan, the restructuring plan
contains one additional condition, claiming that the current
shareholders of the debtor who own 80% stock, want to distance
themselves from any lapses of the company, The Slovak Spectator
notes.


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ECO-BAT TECHNOLOGIES: Moody's Withdraws B2 Corp. Family Rating
--------------------------------------------------------------
Moody's Investors Service has withdrawn Eco-Bat Technologies
Limited's Corporate Family Rating of B2, Probability of Default
Rating (PDR) of B2-PD and negative outlook.

Eco-Bat Finance plc's rating of EUR300 million Senior Unsecured
Notes due 2017 was withdrawn upon repayment on Aug. 15, 2016.

                          RATINGS RATIONALE

Eco-Bat Technologies Limited ratings have been withdrawn because:
following the repayment of the previously rated senior unsecured
notes, the restricted group upon which the credit ratings were
based no longer applies.  Moody's believes that it has
insufficient or otherwise inadequate information regarding Eco-
Bat Technologies' parent company, EB Holding II, to monitor the
wider group and support the maintenance of the ratings.

Moody's has withdrawn the rating because it believes it has
insufficient or otherwise inadequate information to support the
maintenance of the rating.


MASCOTT CONSTRUCTION: In Administration, 30 Jobs Affected
---------------------------------------------------------
Margaret Canning at Belfast Telegraph reports that up to 30 jobs
have been lost after Mascott Construction Ltd. went into
administration.

Administrators were appointed this month to the company in
Belfast, which worked on high-profile contracts including the MAC
Theatre, Belfast Telegraph discloses.

Staff were let go after the company was found to be unfit to keep
trading, Belfast Telegraph relays.

According to Belfast Telegraph, a spokeswoman for business
advisors EY said its restructuring specialists Charlie Dolliver
and Luke Charleton -- luke.charleton@ie.ey.com -- had been
appointed administrators.

But since the administrators were appointed on Aug. 10,
Gareth Loye, the chief executive of M&M Contractors, has
established a new company, Mascott Construction (Europe) Ltd,
suggesting that the business's name or assets could be revived
under new ownership, Belfast Telegraph notes.

Mascott Construction was set up in 1998.


WILLIAM ANELAY: May Enter Administration if CVA Proposal Fails
--------------------------------------------------------------
Building Design & Construction reports that William Anelay is set
to enter administration unless it can secure a deal with its
creditors.

The company has a GBP38 million turnover and has proposed a
company voluntary arrangement that will see it pay creditors a
percentage of every pound owed, BDC discloses.

According to BDC, unless the deal is accepted by 75% of
creditors, the business has revealed that it will face
administration and its 190 staff members could lose their jobs.

Credit agent Top Service says that William Anelay owes 22 firms
GBP200,000 in total, with five of the creditors issuing debt
recovery orders with the agency, BDC relays.

The company, as cited by BDC, said that it came into financial
problems after a period of expansion which saw it take on
projects outside its traditional work scope.

During this period, the firm took on a number of problem
contracts and revealed that it was unable to pay suppliers, BDC
notes.

The company has secured a GBP33 million workload, with GBP9
million worth of projects being considered for the end of the
current financial year, BDC states.

William Anelay is a York-based specialist contractor firm.  The
company has been in operation since 1747.


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