Fitch Rates Access Bank's GMTN Programme

Fitch Ratings has assigned Nigeria-based Access Bank's expected long- and short-term ratings of 'B(EXP)' respectively to the bank's updated USD1bn global medium-term note programme.

The final ratings are contingent on the receipt of final documentation conforming to information already received.

The expected ratings of the programme apply only to the issuance of senior unsecured notes by Access Bank.

There is no assurance that notes issued under the programme will be assigned a rating, or that the rating assigned to a specific issue under the programme will have the same rating as the programme.