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1. THE BENEFITS

THE BENEFITS OF AN EULER HERMES RATING

One of the most important benefits of our rating is that it facilitates access to new sources of finance. In this sense, our rating is like an entry ticket to the capital markets, among other things.

Our rating already answers many of the questions which potential investors have when a company which is relatively unknown in the capital markets seeks to tap new sources of funding.

Our rating also serves as an acknowledged second opinion in negotiations with banks. As Euler Hermes Rating GmbH has been accredited by BaFin as an external credit assessment institute (ECAI), institutional investors as well as banks can use our ratings to satisfy their capital backing requirements in accordance with the credit risk standard approach (KSA).

The credit insurer Euler Hermes Deutschland AG also acknowledges our rating and, on request, will use it as a basis for limit decisions, something which may result in additional advantages for companies.

Moreover, our ratings are increasingly also being used in connection with financial marketing, as an instrument for proactive financial communications and for benchmarking.

EULER HERMES RATING AT A GLANCE

1. THE BENEFITS

Access to new sources of funding thanks to high-quality ratings

> Benefits of an Euler Hermes rating

2. THE PRINCIPLES

Quality and confidentiality coupled with absolute neutrality.

> Our guiding principles

3. THE PROCESS

The five phases of the rating process at a glance.

> Our rating process

4. THE METHODOLOGY

Objective weighting of quantitative and qualitative factors.

> Our rating methodology