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Standard & Poor's affirms UBS credit ratings.

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Standard & Poor's rating on UBS reflect "solid profitability and strong capitalization, the combination of which still sets a standard for international banks generally", according to the credit rating agency's press release. Today, Standard & Poor's affirmed its double-A-plus long-term and its A-1-plus short-term credit ratings. The outlook remains stable. "The ratings on UBS continue to be based on the group's strong market positions and franchises across a wide range of private banking and international securities activities, which provide a high degree of business and geographic diversification", Standard & Poor's says.

Zurich / Basel, 02 August 2001
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