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Spread Research is Delighted to Announce the Launch of the Corporate Ratings Business Unit

September 25, 2013

PARIS, September 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

This focuses on solicited corporate ratings following the SpreadResearch ESMA
(European Securities and Markets Authority) Credit Rating Agency Registration July 1st,

This achievement clearly demonstrates SpreadResearch’s know-how in fundamental credit
research. At the same time, Spread Research is strengthening its investment recommendation
capabilities in reinforcing its team in France and in the UK.

SpreadResearch remains more than ever an Independent credit Research Provider (“IRP”
business unit) as it has been during the last 10 years, specialized in High Yield bond
issuers’ independent credit and investment recommendation research.

About SpreadResearch – http://www.spreadresearch.com :
Established in 2004 and based in Lyon and London, Spread Research is an independent credit
research provider. The credit rating agency provides buy-side investors of European
corporate credit markets with analysis of the credit worthiness of high-yield &
convertible corporate bond issuers. To date, Spread Research provides analysis ratings of
over 100 high-yield debt issuers, and provides investment recommendations for over 200
corporate bond issuers as well as credit analysis for private investments for European
SMBs. As of 1 July 2013, the agency is registered by ESMA (European Securities and Markets
Authority) as a Credit Rating Agency making it the first French credit rating agency.

SOURCE Spread Research

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