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Kamakura Adds Public Firm Default Probabilities For 5 Central European Countries To KRIS Service

|Includes: EEA, EUFN, EUITF, Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)

849 Firms Added in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania and Serbia

NEW YORK, May 19, 2016: Kamakura Corporation reported Thursday that its state of the art default probability and bond information service KRIS has added coverage of 849 public firms in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, and Serbia. Kamakura Risk Information Services now covers more than 38,000 public firms in 67 countries, over 120 sovereigns, more than 6,500 U.S. commercial banks, and almost all securitized commercial real estate loans in the United States. The geographical expansion of KRIS country coverage is driven by the world-wide KRIS user group, which includes central banks, regulatory bodies, supra-national organizations, banks, insurance firms, fund managers, and other financial institutions. The default modeling research effort has been led for the last 20 years by Prof. Robert A. Jarrow, who was named winner of RISK Magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and who joined the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame in 2004.

Martin Zorn, President and Chief Operating Officer for Kamakura Corporation, said Thursday "Kamakura Corporation's presence in Europe is extensive and our relationships with fund providers across the Euro area are broad. Our clients drive the breadth and speed of KRIS geographical coverage. Our response to client requests for expanded coverage in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania and Serbia was extremely rapid. From request to availability took less than two weeks to add 223 firms in Bulgaria, 175 in Croatia, 126 in Hungary, 259 in Romania, and 66 companies in Serbia. We look forward to responding just as quickly as our clients seek lending opportunities all over the world."

Today's KRIS news follows the April announcement that KRIS has been expanded to include more than 7 million observations on international corporate bond prices and credit spreads for all bond trades in the US corporate market since January 1, 2007. Default probabilities, bond prices and credit spreads are updated daily.

KRIS Public Firm Country Coverage

KRIS default probabilities are now available for all public firms for which financial information is available in these 67 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Viet Nam.

For more information about the default probabilities and bond price and spread information available in the KRIS service, please contact or your Kamakura Corporation representative.

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Founded in 1990, Honolulu-based Kamakura Corporation is a leading provider of risk management information, processing and software. Kamakura was named to the World Finance 100 by the Editor and readers of World Finance magazine in 2012. In 2010, Kamakura was the only vendor to win two Credit Magazine innovation awards. Kamakura Risk Manager, first sold commercially in 1993 and now in version 8.1, is the first enterprise risk management system with users focused on credit risk, asset and liability management, market risk, stress testing, liquidity risk, counterparty credit risk, and capital allocation from a single software solution. The KRIS public firm default service was launched in 2002. The KRIS sovereign default service, the world's first, was launched in 2008, and the KRIS non-public firm default service was offered beginning in 2011. Kamakura added its U.S. Bank default probability service in 2014. In 2016, Kamakura added 7 million observations on traded bond prices and spreads to the KRIS service and expanded country coverage for public firms to a total of 67 countries. Kamakura has served more than 330 clients ranging in size from $1.5 billion to $1.6 trillion in assets. Kamakura's risk management products are currently used in 43 countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Russia, the Ukraine, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Australia, Japan, China, Korea, India and many other countries in Asia.

Kamakura has world-wide alliances with Fiserv and SCSK Corporation, making Kamakura products available in almost every major city around the globe.

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