On 29 April 2020, S&P Global Ratings ("S&PGR") lowered its long-term foreign-currency sovereign credit rating on the Republic of South Africa to 'BB-' from 'BB' and affirmed the 'B' short-term foreign-currency sovereign rating, with a stable outlook. At the same time, the long-term local currency sovereign credit rating for South Africa was lowered to 'BB' from 'BB+' and the 'B' short-term local currency was affirmed, with a stable outlook. In addition, S&PGR maintained the long-term South Africa national scale rating at 'zaAAA' and affirmed the 'zaA-1+' short-term national scale rating alongside a re-calibration of the national scale rating.
Shareholders of Old Mutual ("Shareholders") are referred to the Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (South Africa) ("OMLACSA") announcement released today, 6 May 2020 advising noteholders regarding the revised OMLACSA credit rating by S&PGR as published on 4 May 2020.
Shareholders are further advised that S&PGR has affirmed the national scale rating of Old Mutual at zaA+.
For commentary on detailed ratings, please refer to the S&PGR's press release on their website: www.standardandpoors.com.