Press Release

DBRS Morningstar Discontinues and Withdraws Rating on Ineos Finance (Ireland) Limited

December 20, 2021

DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS Morningstar) discontinued and withdrew its rating on the Trade Receivables Loan Facility (the Facility) provided to Ineos Finance (Ireland) Limited (the Issuer) at the request of the Issuer.

The rating on the Facility prior to its discontinuation and withdrawal was AA (sf) and it addressed the timely payment of interest and the ultimate payment of principal on or before the legal final maturity date of 31 December 2022.

The transaction is a securitisation of trade receivables in the chemical industry granted by subsidiaries of INEOS Holdings Limited (INEOS), located in Belgium, France, Germany, UK, and the U.S. The trade receivables are purchased by drawings on multicurrency loans (in British pound sterling, euros, and U.S. dollars) financed by four major UK banks with a total commitment of EUR 800 million (either as direct lenders or conduit lenders via the issuance of commercial paper). Subordinated loans provided by INEOS also finance a portion of the portfolio up to EUR 2 billion.

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All figures are in euros unless otherwise noted.

The principal methodology applicable to the rating is: “Master European Structured Finance Surveillance Methodology” (8 February 2021).

Other methodologies referenced in this transaction are listed at the end of this press release. These may be found at:

In DBRS Morningstar’s opinion, a discontinued-withdrawn rating action does not warrant the application of the entire principal methodology.

For a more detailed discussion of the sovereign risk impact on Structured Finance ratings, please refer to “Appendix C: The Impact of Sovereign Ratings on Other DBRS Morningstar Credit Ratings” of the “Global Methodology for Rating Sovereign Governments” at:

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The sources of data and information used for this rating include monthly reports, settlement reports, and summary reports provided by Citibank, N.A., London Branch and a notification of the request to discontinue and withdraw the rating provided by the Issuer.

DBRS Morningstar did not rely upon third-party due diligence in order to conduct its analysis.

At the time of the initial rating, DBRS Morningstar was not supplied with third-party assessments. However, this did not impact the rating analysis.

DBRS Morningstar considers the data and information available to it for the purposes of providing this rating to be of satisfactory quality.

DBRS Morningstar does not audit or independently verify the data or information it receives in connection with the rating process.

The last rating action on this transaction took place on 22 January 2021, when DBRS Morningstar confirmed the rating of AA (sf) on the Facility.

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As this is a discontinued-withdrawn rating action, sensitivity analysis is not applicable.

For further information on DBRS Morningstar historical default rates published by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in a central repository, see: DBRS Morningstar understands further information on DBRS Morningstar historical default rates may be published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on its webpage:

This rating is endorsed by DBRS Ratings GmbH for use in the European Union.

Lead Analyst: Natalia Coman, Assistant Vice President
Rating Committee Chair: Alfonso Candelas, Senior Vice President
Initial Rating Date: 3 November 2020

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The rating methodologies used in the analysis of this transaction can be found at:

-- Master European Structured Finance Surveillance Methodology (8 February 2021),
-- Rating European Trade Receivables Securitisation Transactions (19 November 2021),
-- Interest Rate Stresses for European Structured Finance Transactions (24 September 2021),
-- Legal Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions (29 July 2021),
-- Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Servicers (16 September 2021),
-- Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Originators (16 September 2021),
-- DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings (3 February 2021),

A description of how DBRS Morningstar analyses structured finance transactions and how the methodologies are collectively applied can be found at:

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