S&P to Hold Teleconference Today on Credit Crisis

September 18, 2008

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services will hold a telephone conference call today, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss the recent credit events shaking the financial institutions sector.

The call will include discussions of “the bankruptcy filing of Lehman Brothers, the acquisition of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America, capital concerns at AIG, and the related ratings actions and ramifications for the U.S. financial system,” said the bulletin. “The financial institutions credit analysts participating in this call will include: Rodrigo Quintanilla, Scott Sprinzen, Jack Bartko, Charles Rauch, and Rodney Clark.”

Recently published relevant reports can be accessed on S&P’s web site at: www.events.standardandpoors.com. Additional articles will continue to be posted as they are published. To access these reports, select teleconferences from the drop-down menu for type, click on update, then click on the title of this teleconference. See also related IJ articles.

S&P also noted: “At the conclusion of the remarks, the speakers and additional Standard & Poor’s credit analysts will be available to answer questions.

“Please go to http://www.podcasts.standardandpoors.com to access the following podcasts:
1. What’s Behind S&P’s Rating Actions On Lehman Brothers, Bank Of America, And Merrill Lynch
2. Washington Mutual: Why S&P Cut The Rating And What May Lie Ahead?

The call will begin promptly at the time indicated. Please call at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the call to complete the pre-call registration process.
Live Dial-in Numbers:
U.S./Canada: 1-888-942-9573
U.S./All Others: 1-210-839-8781
U.K. Toll Free: 0800-279-3953
U.K.: 44-20-7108-6248
Conference ID#: 6764319
Passcode: SANDP1

Replays: Recorded replays of the call are made available about an hour after the call concludes and are available until Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008.
Replay numbers:
U.S./Canada: 1-866-513-1237
U.S./All Others: 1-203-369-1979

Streaming Audio: The call will also be available live in “listen-only” mode at www.events.standardandpoors.com for listeners with the Real Player™ software, sound card, and speakers. The Streaming Audio playback is available until Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008. If you have any questions about the conference call, please e-mail: eventsmarketing@standardandpoors.com. Please send any address corrections via e-mail to the same address.

Source: Standard & Poor’s

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