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Credit Benchmark Launches Credit Consensus Indicator – New Monthly

Measure of Credit Risk for US, UK and EU Industrials

New York, NY, June 24, 2019 --(PR.com)-- June CCI Shows "Cracks in Foundation" for US and
European Industrial Corporate Credit Quality.

Credit Benchmark, the leader in consensus based credit analytics, today announced the launch of a new
monthly measure of credit risk for US and European corporates in the industrials sector. The Credit
Benchmark Credit Consensus Indicator (CCI) is an index of forward-looking credit opinions for US, UK
and EU Industrials based on the consensus views of over 30,000 credit analysts at 40 of the world's
leading financial institutions.

Drawn from more than 750,000 contributed credit observations, the CCI tracks the total number of
upgrades and downgrades made each month by credit analysts to chart the long-term trend in analyst
sentiment for industrials. A monthly CCI score of 50 indicates neutral credit quality, with an equal
number of upgrades and downgrades made over the course of a month. Scores above 50 indicate that
credit quality is improving. Scores below 50 indicate that credit quality is deteriorating.

“Credit Benchmark has become the largest source of credit risk data for rated and un-rated entities, and
we are committed to leveraging that unique level of visibility to create the kinds of timely, insightful
benchmarks market participants need to accurately evaluate their credit risk exposures,” said William
Haney, CEO of Credit Benchmark. “With the CCI, we've developed a timely snapshot of credit risk for
US and European industrials that offers a tremendous amount of insight in a concise, easy-to-follow
index.”

The June CCIs show rising credit risk in the UK and EU, but a slight improvement in the US. The UK
CCI for June is 49.6 and has been in deteriorating territory for the past 6 months. The EU CCI for June is
49.6, the first dip below 50 in three months. The US CCI for June is 50.9, after two months of
deterioration. Most months in 2018 showed improvements in the US but the picture is now more mixed.

“Recent CCIs indicate pessimism among analysts tracking industrials, especially in the UK, and less
optimism in the EU,” said David Carruthers, Credit Benchmark Head of Research. “And the long term
trend for US industrials suggests that the positive bump associated with the Trump tax cuts has now
worked its way through the system, and we're now seeing some cracks appearing in the credit quality
foundations.”

The Credit Benchmark CCI will be published monthly on the third Monday of each month. It can be
accessed here: https://www.creditbenchmark.com/credit-benchmark-launches-credit-consensus-indicator/.

About Credit Benchmark

Credit Benchmark is a financial data and analytics company offering the world's most comprehensive
market view of credit risk. By bringing together credit risk inputs from 40+ of the world's leading banks,

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Credit Benchmark provides monthly insights across geographies and sectors and a unique measure of risk
on rated and unrated entities globally. Credit Benchmark was founded in 2012 and is based in London
and New York.

Media Contact information

Caitlin Mulkeen
Head of Marketing
caitlin.mulkeen@creditbenchmark.com
Telephone: +1-646-779-1143

John Roderick
J. Roderick Public Relations (Representing Credit Benchmark)
john@jroderick.com
Telephone: +1-631-584-2200

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