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Announcement of Periodic Review: Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Danaos CorporationGlobal Credit Research - 16 Dec 2021Stockholm, December 16, 2021 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Danaos Corporation and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review discussion held on 15 December 2021 in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. The review did not involve a rating committee. Since 1 January 2019, Moody's practice has been to issue a press release following each periodic review to announce its completion.This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future. Credit ratings and outlook/review status cannot be changed in a portfolio review and hence are not impacted by this announcement. For any credit ratings referenced in this publication, please see the ratings tab on the issuer/entity page on www.moodys.com for the most updated credit rating action information and rating history.Key rating considerations are summarized below.Danaos' B1 rating is underpinned by its established position as one of the world's largest containership charter-owners with a focus on longer-term fixed-priced contracts providing revenue visibility. The company also have a track record of positive free cash flow generation, which is expected to continue and thus provide considerable deleveraging potential.The rating is constrained by a relatively small scale in comparison with shipping peers with an exposure to a relative fragmented and highly competitive market. Furthermore, a short track record of conservatively managing the capital structure in combination with rechartering risk constitute potential credit challenges.This document summarizes Moody's view as of the publication date and will not be updated until the next periodic review announcement, which will incorporate material changes in credit circumstances (if any) during the intervening period.The principal methodology used for this review was Shipping published in June 2021. Please see the Rating Methodologies page on www.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology.This announcement applies only to EU rated, UK rated, EU endorsed and UK endorsed ratings. 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