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Fortress REIT Limited -- Moody's places Fortress REIT Limited's Baa3/Aa1.za ratings on review for downgrade

"Today's action reflects our view that Fortress' liquidity is weakening given the current level of debt maturing in the next 12-18 months and that access to equity or bond markets has not been tested since the launch of the FSCA investigation last year" says Lahlou Meksaoui, a Moody's Lead Analyst. Fortress has ZAR5.0 billion of debt maturing in the next 18 months including ZAR1.3 billion of bonds. In a press release dated 6 December 2018, the South African Financial Sector Conduct Authority ("FSCA") has indicated that its investigation on possible insider trading and price manipulation on Fortress shares is on-going, no guidance on the timing of a resolution has been provided.