May 22 - Overview
-- First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has a history of volatile loan losses,
which reached higher levels than anticipated in 2011.
-- We have therefore revised down our view of its risk position to
"moderate" from "adequate".
-- We are lowering our long-term counterparty credit rating on FCMB to
'B' from 'B+' and affirming the 'B' short-term rating. At the same time, we
are removing the long-term rating from CreditWatch, where it was placed with
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