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Domestic Credit Ratings

 
Rating Agency Corporate Bond Commercial Paper
Domestic KMCC AAA -
KIS AAA -
NICE AAA -

Rating Definition

Corporate Bond

Rating Definition
Rating Definition
AAA Principle amount payment ability is the best
AA Principle amount payment ability is very outstanding but inferior to AAA to some extent
A Principle amount payment ability is outstanding but a potential drop of efficiency exists in future principle amount
BBB Principle amount payment ability is satisfactory but a potential drop of efficiency exists in future principle amount payment ability depending on economic circumstances and aggravation of surrounding situations
BB No current problem exists regarding principle amount payment, but potential speculative factors exist regarding future stability of repayment ability
B Speculative outlook due to lack of principle amount payment ability and interest payment is uncertain in case of economic slump
CCC Insecure state regarding currently insecure principle amount payment and very speculative outlook due to possibility of unfulfillment of obligatory debt repayment
CC More insecure compared to superior grades
C High possibility of unfulfillment of obligatory debt repayment and no ability of principle amount payment
D Under situation of unfulfillment of obligatory debt repayment and bankruptcy

Commercial Paper

Rating Definition
Investment Grade A1 The ability of repayment on proper time is the best and stability of repayment ability is the best
A2 The ability of repayment on proper time is outstanding, but stability is inferior to A1 to some extent
A3 The ability of repayment on proper time is satisfactory, but stability is inferior to A2 to some extent
Speculative Grade B The ability of repaymnt on proper time is proper, but potential speculative factors exist in the stability depending on short-term changes in circumstances
C Various speculative factors exist in the ability of repayment on proper time and stability of repayment ability
D Incapable of repayment
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