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Nationstar Mortgage LLC -- Moody's upgrades Nationstar Mortgage LLC's Master Servicer Assessment

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has upgraded the Servicer Quality ("SQ") assessment for Nationstar Mortgage LLC ("Nationstar") to SQ2 from SQ2- as a Master Servicer of residential mortgage loans. The Nationstar master servicing organization, based in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was formed in June 2012 as part of Nationstar's acquisition of Aurora Loan Services LLC. As of September 2018, Nationstar's master servicing portfolio consisted of 275,899 loans with an unpaid principal balance of approximately $49.2 billion. Nationstar is the second largest RMBS master servicer.