Dongtai Huimin Urbanization Construction Group Co., Ltd. (Initial Issuer Report)

Lianhe Ratings Global Limited (“Lianhe Global”) has assigned ‘BBB’ global scale Long-term Issuer Credit Rating with Stable Outlook to Dongtai Huimin Urbanization Construction Group Co., Ltd. (“DTHM” or “the company”)

The Issuer Credit Rating reflects a high possibility that the People’s Government of Dongtai City (“Dongtai government”) would provide very strong support to DTHM if needed. This mainly considers the Dongtai government’s full ownership of DTHM, DTHM’s strategic importance as an important local investment and development company (“LIDC”) responsible for project construction in Dongtai City (“Dongtai”), especially in Economic Development Zone (“Dongtai EDZ”), and the strong linkage between the Dongtai government and DTHM, including the appointment of senior management, strategic alignment, supervision of major investment and financing decisions and ongoing operational and financial support. In addition, the Dongtai government may face significant negative impact on its reputation and financing activities if DTHM encounters any operational and financial difficulties.

The Stable Outlook reflects our expectation that DTHM’s strategic importance would remain intact while the Dongtai government will continue to ensure DTHM’s stable operation.