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    Moody's Analytics Wins Best Credit Risk Solution Provider

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    Waters Magazine Readers Rank Moody’s Analytics as Best Credit Risk Solution Provider for Third Year in a Row

    NEW YORK, JULY 14, 2011 – Moody’s Analytics, a leader in risk management solutions, today announced that the readers of Waters Magazine voted the company “Best Credit Risk Solution Provider.” Moody’s Analytics received the highest percentage of the readers’ votes to win the award for the third year in a row. The recognition of Moody’s Analytics was part of the 2011 Waters Rankings, an industry-respected award where the winners are chosen by the qualified readers of Waters magazine, a financial IT publication with a circulation of more than 10,000.

    To address risk management challenges, Moody’s Analytics offers unique tools and best practices for measuring and managing risk through expertise and experience in credit analysis, economic research and financial risk management. RiskOrigins™, a workflow-driven loan origination product that gives commercial lenders greater awareness and control over risk throughout the loan lifecycle, is an evolution of Moody’s Analytics market-leading technology, used by more than 900 firms worldwide. RiskOrigins™ works natively with Moody’s Analytics leading credit risk management quantitative models, including RiskCalc™ for evaluating private firm default risk, CreditEdge® for public firm default risk and CMM® (Commercial Mortgage Metrics) for income producing real estate properties.

    In addition, to enable financial institutions to better quantify and manage the sovereign risk exposure in their portfolios, Moody’s Analytics just released RiskFrontier 3.0™ in June, the latest version of its credit portfolio management and economic capital calculation solution. The new sovereign correlation module helps credit portfolio managers assess their sovereign risk by quantifying the correlation between sovereigns, as well as the correlation between sovereigns and other asset classes.

    To help companies comply with increasing regulatory requirements, such as Basel III and Solvency II, Moody’s Analytics has comprehensive regulatory capital calculation and reporting solutions which are integrated, enterprise risk management systems. Moody’s Analytics suite of products and services equips credit risk professionals with industry-leading tools for measuring risk and its client services team offers world class support, customization, implementation and advisory services. Clients also have access to credit research, data and online tools, through moodys.com.

    “For the past nine years Waters magazine has turned to its expert reader base to determine which vendors lead in their respective fields for the Waters Rankings. For the third year in a row, Waters readers have selected Moody’s Analytics as the Best Credit Risk Solution Provider,” says Rob Daly, Online/US Editor of Waters.

    Waters covers the practical implementation of technology in the securities industry and is relied on by financial technology professionals worldwide for focused, in-depth coverage of financial market data and technology. Each year, the readers of Waters are invited to choose the best financial IT services and solutions that help CIOs and CTOs get their job done. This year, more than 1,000 voters filled out the Waters Rankings ballots. The qualified Waters Rankings voters work in today’s leading investment firms, hedge funds and exchanges. Technology vendors and media relations firms were not allowed to vote.

    “We are honored that the readers of Waters magazine have recognized Moody’s Analytics as the best credit risk solution provider for the third year in a row,” said Jodi Alperstein, Managing Director, Moody’s Analytics. “Moody’s Analytics recognizes the major emphasis the financial markets have placed on managing risk. Once a back-office function, risk management is now at the top of the business agenda as more and more companies are creating a risk management culture. Our risk management tools help financial institutions to confidently make investment decisions, and manage the overall risk in their portfolios.”

    The winners of the 2011 Waters Rankings will be featured in the August 2011 edition of Waters and on the Waters web site: www.watersonline.com. Waters will celebrate with the winners at an exclusive cocktail party and awards ceremony at the Empire Room in New York.

    For more information about Moody’s Analytics, please visit: www.moodysanalytics.com.

    Each month, Waters reports and analyzes the business reasons for and practical implementation of financial technology in the capital markets and securities industry. Since its launch in 1993, securities industry professionals worldwide have relied on the magazine for its focused, in-depth coverage surrounding the confluence of business and technology in market data, trading and risk technology and infrastructure as well as the human issues of talent management, staff retention and compensation within the financial services community. With more than 10,000 subscribers around the world, Waters' readers enjoy the insights of CIOs and CTOs from the global markets. The magazine also releases the electronic newsletter Waters News each Tuesday to more than 14,000 industry professionals and it sponsors conferences in New York, London and Singapore. Waters also hosts briefings and training courses in many of the world's financial centers. For more information, visit www.watersonline.com.

    Moody’s Analytics helps capital markets and risk management professionals worldwide respond to an evolving marketplace with confidence. The company offers unique tools and best practices for measuring and managing risk through expertise and experience in credit analysis, economic research and financial risk management. By providing leading-edge software, advisory services and research, including the proprietary analysis of Moody’s Investors Service, Moody’s Analytics integrates and customizes its offerings to address specific business challenges. Moody's Analytics is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO), which reported revenue of $2 billion in 2010, employs approximately 4,500 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 26 countries. Further information is available at