Fitch to Affirm 'F1+' S-T Rating on NYC TFA Future Tax Secured Bonds Fiscal 2013 A-6 & A-7
KEY RATING DRIVERS:
On the effective date, the short-term 'F1+' rating assigned to the series 2013 A-6 and A-7 bonds will be based on the liquidity support provided by State Street in the form of a substitute SBPA, which has a stated expiration date of Aug. 19, 2020, unless extended or earlier terminated, during the daily rate, two-day rate and the weekly rate modes. The long-term 'AAA', Stable Outlook rating currently assigned to the bonds continues to be based on the rating assigned by Fitch to the future tax secured bonds issued by the New York City Transitional Finance Authority. For more information on the long-term rating of New York City Transitional Finance Authority, see the press release dated April 9, 2015 on Fitch's website at www.fitchratings.com.
The substitute SBPA provides for the payment of the principal component of purchase price plus an amount equal to 35 days of interest at the maximum rate of 9%, based on a year of 365 days for tendered bonds during the daily rate, two-day rate and weekly rate modes in the event that the proceeds of a remarketing of the bonds are insufficient to pay the purchase price following an optional or mandatory tender. The substitute SBPA will expire on Aug. 19, 2020, unless such date is extended; upon conversion to a mode to other than a daily rate, two-day rate and weekly rate mode; or upon the occurrence of certain events of default which result in a mandatory tender or other events of default related to the credit of New York City Transitional Finance Authority which result in an automatic and immediate termination. The remarketing agent for the bonds is U.S. Bank Municipal Securities Group.
The short-term ratings reflect the short-term rating that Fitch maintains on the bank providing liquidity support, and will be adjusted upward or downward in conjunction with the short-term rating of the bank and, in some cases, the long-term rating of the bonds.