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Fitch Affirms BNY Mellon's CMBS Servicer Ratings

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Fitch Ratings affirms the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) servicer ratings for BNY Mellon (BNYM), as follows:

--Primary servicer rating affirmed at 'CPS2';

--Master servicer rating affirmed at 'CMS3+';

--Special servicer rating affirmed at 'CSS3'.

The primary servicer rating reflects Fitch's assessment of the company's ability to effectively service mortgage loans in CMBS transactions and its servicing of esoteric assets such as cell phone towers and timber land. The master servicer rating reflects an assessment of BNYM's procedures and controls for reporting and remitting to CMBS trustees. The special servicer rating reflects BNYM's limited traditional commercial real estate portfolio. Each of the ratings considers the financial strength of The Bank of New York Mellon.

As of Sept. 30, 2012, BNYMS' total commercial mortgage servicing portfolio consisted of 469 loans totaling $3.7 billion. As of the same date, the company was the master servicer on seven transactions comprised of 104 CMBS loans totaling $3.5 billion. Also as of the same date, BNYM was the named special servicer for three CMBS transactions totaling $3 billion containing 10 loans. Additionally, the company was actively special servicing 12 non-CMBS loans totaling $8 million.

BNMY is headquartered in Irving, TX. BNYM employs 43 servicing related employees involved in various servicing functions, including CMBS and non-CMBS commercial real estate, syndicated agent, asset-backed securities, and franchise servicing. Of these employees, 15 are focused on commercial mortgage primary, master, and special servicing.

The servicer rating is based on the methodology described in Fitch's reports 'U.S. Commercial Mortgage Servicer Rating Criteria,' dated Feb. 18, 2011, and 'Global Rating Criteria for Structured Finance Servicers,' dated Aug. 16, 2010, available on Fitch's web site 'www.fitchratings.com'.

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'. The ratings above were solicited by, or on behalf of, the issuer, and therefore, Fitch has been compensated for the provision of the ratings.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'U.S. Commercial Mortgage Servicer Rating Criteria' (Feb. 18, 2011);

--'Global Rating Criteria for Structured Finance Servicers' (Aug. 16, 2010).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

U.S. Commercial Mortgage Servicer Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=584005

Global Rating Criteria for Structured Finance Servicers

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=547305

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