Credit Ratings

The table below details the ratings assigned to National Bank's outstanding securities by the following credit rating organizations.

  Moody's(1) Standard & Poor's DBRS Fitch Ratings

Short-Term Senior Debt

P-1

A-1

R-1 (mid)

F1

Canadian Commercial Paper

 

A-1 (mid)

 

 

Long-Term Deposits

 

 

AA (low)

 

Long-Term Senior Debt

A1

A

AA (low)

A+

Subordinated Debt

Baa2

BBB+

A

A

NVCC Subordinated Debt

Baa3 (hyb)

BBB

BBB (high)

 

NVCC Preferred Shares

Ba1 (hyb)

P-3 (high)

Pfd-2 (low)

 

Rating Outlook

Negative(2)

Stable

Stable(3)

Stable

(1) On May 10, 2017, Moody’s credit rating agency lowered the credit ratings for Long-Term Debt of all Canadian D-SIBs by one notch. The Bank’s credit ratings for Long-Term Senior Debt therefore moved to A1 from Aa3. The credit rating for Short-Term Senior Debt remained stable at P-1.
(2) Credit rating agency Moody’s maintained the “negative” outlook for all Canadian D-SIBs due to the pending Regulations to Implement the Bank Recapitalization (Bail-in) Regime.
(3) On April 19, 2018, DBRS changed its outlook from "negative" to "stable" for Long-Term Deposits, Long-Term Senior Debt and non-NVCC Subordinated Debt.

Credit ratings must not be construed as recommendations to purchase, sell or hold securities of the Bank. Ratings may not reflect the potential impact of all risks. Ratings may be revised or withdrawn at any time by the rating agencies.

Update: April 30, 2018