Ratings of mBank assigned by Fitch placed on Negative Watch

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Legal basis: 

§ 17 Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 Of The European Parliament And Of The Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC


The Management Board of mBank S.A. (“Bank") informs that on 16 March 2021 Fitch Ratings placed mBank’s ratings on Rating Watch Negative (RWN).
The rating action reflects Fitch's view that legal risks related to legacy exposures to foreign currency mortgage loans have increased since the last review of the Bank's ratings. In the opinion of the agency, the risk related to this portfolio may materialize in the coming months and could have such a significant impact on the Bank’s capital position to warrant negative actions on ratings.
Fitch expects to resolve the RWNs on mBank's ratings once the agency has more clarity about the size of potential losses.
Moreover, Fitch downgraded mBank's Support Rating (SR) to '5' from '3' and assigned a Support Rating Floor (SRF) of ‘No Floor’. After the withdrawal of Fitch's ratings on mBank’s parent company, Commerzbank AG, on 4 March 2021, Fitch decided to assign a Support Rating for mBank on the basis of support available from the Polish sovereign.
mBank currently has the following ratings assigned by Fitch Ratings:
- Long Term Issuer Default Rating of 'BBB-' (Rating Watch Negative)
- Short Term Issuer Default Rating of 'F3' (Rating Watch Negative)
- National Long Term Rating of 'A+(pol)' (Rating Watch Negative)
- National Short Term Rating of 'F1(pol)' (Rating Watch Negative)
- Viability Rating of 'bbb-' (Rating Watch Negative)
- Support Rating: '5'
- Support Rating Floor: No Floor
- Senior Unsecured Long Term Rating of 'BBB-' (Rating Watch Negative)
- Senior Unsecured Short Term Rating of 'F3' (Rating Watch Negative).

Ms. Schmittroth did not mention reasons of her resignation.


Vice-director for investment supervision, Compliance Department

Maciej Mołdawa 16.03.2021