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Credit and Sustainability Ratings

Issuer Type of Rating Standard & Poor's Moody's
HYPO NOE Landesbank für
Niederösterreich und Wien AG
Issuer Credit Rating 'A/A-1' (stable) -
  Public Sector Covered Bond - 'Aa1'
  Mortgage Covered Bond - 'Aa1'
State of Lower Austria Issuer Credit Rating 'AA' (negative)1 'Aa1' (stable)
Republic of Austria Issuer Credit rating 'AA+' (stable) 'Aa1' (stable)
Standard & Poor's 'A/A-1' Issuer Credit Ratings, Outlook "stable" 
Moody's Public Sector Covered Bonds and Mortgage Covered Bonds both rated 'Aa1'


1 Unsolicited Rating

Current Sustainability Ratings

 
In march of 2020, leading sustainability rating agency ISS ESG (previously oekom research) reaffirmed the bank’s Prime status (bank has had Prime status since 2016) and raised its overall rating from C+ to C. As a result, HYPO NOE Landesbank was ranked number one in Austria and number four worldwide out of 279 public and regional banks.

As part of a successful sustainability program, HYPO NOE was awarded a 'C' rating and 'Prime' status for the first time in 2016. 'Prime' documents an above-average commitment in the areas of environment and social affairs.

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In the course of the last review - after the improvement in the previous year - the imug ratings were kept at a high level and thus demonstrate the success of the sustainability strategy:

• Sustainability rating: positive BB

Within the peer group, HYPO NOE is assigned to the savings bank sector (including state and Pfandbrief banks). In this peer group, HYPO NOE ranks:

• 2nd out of 24 banks and
• 13th among 121 rated institutions in the region.
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HYPO NOE was rated in 2016 by the Austrian rating agency rfu and awarded with the status of "rfu qualified" (rating result: ba). The status was again confirmed in 2018.

rfu is an Austrian company specialising in sustainable investment and in particular sustainability analysis. The best performing companies are awared with the status "rfu qualified" and added to the rfu sustainable investment universe.
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