Press Release

DBRS Morningstar Updates Transaction Summary 70 of SAFE Trust

December 22, 2023

DBRS Limited (DBRS Morningstar) released an updated transaction summary report that provides details on Transaction 70 of SAFE Trust, which consists of a portfolio of retail auto lease and loan contracts secured by new and used passenger cars and sport-utility vehicles. The update reflects amendments and an increase of the program limit to $300 million.

As part of DBRS Morningstar’s ongoing efforts to increase the transparency of reporting on asset-backed commercial paper conduit activity, DBRS Morningstar released a transaction summary report providing details of Transaction 70, which consists of a portfolio of fixed-rate retail lease and loan contracts secured by new and used automobiles, and sport-utility vehicles.

DBRS Morningstar’s credit rating on the Notes addresses the credit risk associated with the identified financial obligations in accordance with the relevant transaction documents.

DBRS Morningstar’s credit rating does not address nonpayment risk associated with contractual payment obligations contemplated in the applicable transaction document(s) that are not financial obligations.

There were no Environmental/Social/Governance factors that had a significant or relevant effect on the credit analysis.

A description of how DBRS Morningstar considers ESG factors within the DBRS Morningstar analytical framework can be found in the DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings at (July 4, 2023).

All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.

The principal methodology applicable to the credit rating is Rating Canadian Auto Retail Loan and Lease Securitizations (29 September 2023),

Other methodologies referenced in this transaction are listed at the end of this press release.

The DBRS Morningstar Sovereign group releases baseline macroeconomic scenarios for rated sovereigns. DBRS Morningstar analysis considered impacts consistent with the baseline scenarios as set forth in the following report:

The related regulatory disclosures pursuant to the National Instrument 25-101 Designated Rating Organizations are hereby incorporated by reference and can be found by clicking on the link under Related Documents or by contacting us at [email protected].

The credit rating was initiated at the request of the rated entity.

The rated entity or its related entities did participate in the credit rating process for this credit rating action.

DBRS Morningstar had access to the accounts, management, and other relevant internal documents of the rated entity or its related entities in connection with this credit rating action.

This is a solicited credit rating.

Please see the related appendix for additional information regarding the sensitivity of assumptions used in the credit rating process.

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

Operational Risk Assessments for Canadian Structured Finance (April 4, 2023),

Legal Criteria for Canadian Structured Finance (June 20, 2023),

Rating Canadian ABCP and Related Enhancement Features (March 3, 2023),

Derivatives Criteria for Canadian Structured Finance (June 16, 2023),

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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