Hubei Guanggudong State-Owned Capital Investmentand Operation Group Ltd. (Surveillance Report)

Lianhe Ratings Global Limited (“Lianhe Global”) has affirmed ‘BBB’ global scale Long-term Issuer Credit Rating of Hubei Guanggudong State-Owned Capital Investment and Operation Group Ltd. (“GGDSI”) (Also known as “Hubei Optics Valley East State-owned Capital Investment and Operation Group Co., Ltd.”); Issuer Rating Outlook is Stable.

The Issuer Credit Rating reflects a high possibility that the People’s Government of Daye City (“the Daye government”) would provide strong support to GGDSI if needed, in light of its full ownership of GGDSI, GGDSI’s strategic importance as the largest local investment and development company (“LIDC”) in terms of asset size in Daye, and the strong linkage between the Daye government and GGDSI, including appointment of the senior management, supervision of major investment and financing plans, strategic alignment, and ongoing operational and financial support. In addition, the Daye government may face significant negative impact on its reputation and financing activities should GGDSI encounters any operational and financial difficulties.

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