Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns BBB/K3 Senior Long-Term and Short-Term Debt Ratings to United Financial Bancorp, Inc.

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (“KBRA”) has assigned a senior unsecured debt rating of BBB and short-term rating of K3 to United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBNK) (“UBNK”), a bank holding company headquartered in Glastonbury, Connecticut. In addition, KBRA has assigned a senior deposit rating of BBB+ and short-term rating of K2 to United Bank (the “Bank”). Moreover, UBNK has been issued a subordinated debt rating of BBB-. The outlook on all ratings is stable.

The ratings are supported by UBNK’s sound capital structure, strong asset quality, and comprehensive risk management. The ratings are also balanced by concerns surrounding UBNK’s concentrated portfolio of commercial and real estate loans and the related exposure as well as integration risks following the recent merger.

The ratings are based on KBRA’s Global Bank and Bank Holding Company Rating Methodology, published on May 2, 2013.

About Kroll Bond Rating Agency

KBRA is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO). In addition, KBRA is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) as a Credit Rating Provider (CRP).

Contacts

Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Analytical Contacts:
Leah Hallfors, 240-394-4147
Senior Analyst
lhallfors@kbra.com
or
Christopher Whalen, 646-731-2366
Senior Managing Director
cwhalen@kbra.com
or
Marjan Riggi, 646-731-2354
Managing Director
mriggi@kbra.com

Contacts

Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Analytical Contacts:
Leah Hallfors, 240-394-4147
Senior Analyst
lhallfors@kbra.com
or
Christopher Whalen, 646-731-2366
Senior Managing Director
cwhalen@kbra.com
or
Marjan Riggi, 646-731-2354
Managing Director
mriggi@kbra.com