Fitch Downgrades Deutsche Bank ABCP Programs to 'F1sf'

NEW YORK--()--Fitch Ratings has downgraded the ratings assigned to the asset-backed commercial paper of Aspen Funding Corp., Newport Funding Corp., and Gemini Securitization Corp. LLC to 'F1sf' from 'F1+sf'.

This action follows Fitch's May 19, 2015 downgrade of the short-term rating assigned to Deutsche Bank AG, which provides liquidity support to each of the asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) programs.

Additional information regarding Fitch's recent rating actions on Deutsche Bank AG is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research::

--'Global Rating Criteria for Asset-Backed Commercial Paper', dated Nov 2014;

--'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', dated March 2015;

--'Counterparty Criteria for Structured Finance and Covered Bonds', dated May 2014

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Counterparty Criteria for Structured Finance and Covered Bonds

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=744158

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=864268

Global Rating Criteria for Asset-Backed Commercial Paper

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=797648

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
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Helen Anagnostos, +1-212-908-0876
Director
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004
or
Committee Chairperson
Kevin Corrigan, +1-212-908-9156
Senior Director
or
Sandro Scenga, +1-212-908-0278
Media Relations, New York
sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com

Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst:
Helen Anagnostos, +1-212-908-0876
Director
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004
or
Committee Chairperson
Kevin Corrigan, +1-212-908-9156
Senior Director
or
Sandro Scenga, +1-212-908-0278
Media Relations, New York
sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com