Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns A+/K1 Deposit & Short-Term Ratings to Signature Bank

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has assigned a deposit rating of A+ and a short-term deposit rating of K1 to Signature Bank (NASDAQ: SBNY, “the Bank”). In addition, KBRA has assigned a senior unsecured debt rating of A+, a subordinated debt rating of A, and a short-term debt rating of K1 to SBNY. The outlook on all ratings is stable.

The ratings are supported by SBNY’s solid financial fundamentals as evidenced through strong earnings metrics, a healthy liquidity position and sound capital ratios. Moreover, the ratings are reinforced by Signature’s highly experienced management team, disciplined underwriting practices, and above peer performance during the downturn. Ratings are primarily constrained by the Bank’s spread reliant earnings streams and relatively low geographic diversification. However, overall credit quality remains strong and geographic concentration concerns are largely mitigated by management’s deep knowledge of key markets.

The ratings are based on KBRA’s Global Bank and Bank Holding Company Rating Methodology published on January 28, 2015.

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www.krollbondratings.com/show_report/3197

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Contacts

Analytical:
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Ashley Phillips, Associate
240-394-4150
aphillips@kbra.com
or
Samuel Apovor, Senior Analyst
240-394-4146
sapovor@kbra.com
or
Christopher Whalen, Senior Managing Director
646-731-2366
cwhalen@kbra.com
or
Joseph Scott, Senior Director
646-731-2438
jscott@kbra.com

Contacts

Analytical:
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Ashley Phillips, Associate
240-394-4150
aphillips@kbra.com
or
Samuel Apovor, Senior Analyst
240-394-4146
sapovor@kbra.com
or
Christopher Whalen, Senior Managing Director
646-731-2366
cwhalen@kbra.com
or
Joseph Scott, Senior Director
646-731-2438
jscott@kbra.com