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NEWS | For Immediate Release

SYDNEY, 24 January 2017 - Moody’s Analytics announced today that its technology has been selected by Pepper Group, one of Australia’s leading issuers of securitised transactions. Pepper will use the Moody’s Analytics ABS System and ABSDiscloser tools to administer, report and provide enhanced disclosure on the entirety of its growing asset and mortgage backed securities program.

ABS System, the leading platform used by issuers of structured finance transactions, will provide infrastructure and further automation for Pepper’s securitisation business. ABSDiscloser will enable Pepper to provide third parties with easier access to performance information, deal documents, and investor reports on Pepper’s securitisations, supporting information transparency and liquidity in Australia’s debt capital markets.

“We are delighted that Pepper Group, a highly experienced and well-known issuer, has chosen Moody’s Analytics to enhance its securitisation reporting and accounting requirements,” said Marc Levine, Senior Director, Moody’s Analytics. “We are confident that ABS System and ABSDiscloser will enable Pepper to realise efficiencies in these critical operations.”

“We chose Moody’s Analytics because it brings extensive experience and a unique combination of global scale and local presence,” said Paul Thompson, who leads Treasury Business Management and Trust Reporting at Pepper. “Their willingness and ability to understand our business and address our requirements through their solutions will help us to drive Pepper’s continued global success.”

Moody’s Analytics provides issuers, investors and other structured finance market participants with a full suite of solutions, including not only ABS System and ABSDiscloser but also the Moody’s Analytics Structured Finance Portal, which offers advanced cash flow analytics, benchmarking, credit modelling, and an extensive loan-level database.

Learn more about Moody's Analytics ABS System and Moody’s Analytics ABSDiscloser at moodysanalytics.com.

About Moody’s Analytics

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 $3.5 billion in 2015, employs approximately 10,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at moodysanalytics.com.

About Pepper Group

As a people focused lender, Pepper specialises in flexible loan solutions based on individual credit assessment. Pepper Group has over 600,000 customers worldwide through Australasia, Asia and Europe, and $52.2 billion in assets under management, comprising $6.9 billion in lending assets and a servicing portfolio of $45.3 billion. Pepper Group is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

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