Zhangzhou Yuanshan Development 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 Zhangzhou Yuanshan Development Co Ltd. (“ZZYD” or “the company”)

The Issuer Credit Rating reflects a high possibility that the Zhangzhou Municipal People’s government (“Zhangzhou government”) would provide moderately strong support to ZZYD if needed. This mainly considers the Management Committee of Zhangzhou Hi-Tech District’s (“ZHTD MC”) (a local office of the Zhangzhou government and the de facto local government of Zhangzhou Hi-Tech District (“ZHTD”)) full ownership of ZZYD, ZZYD’s strategic importance as an important local investment and development company (“LIDC”) responsible for infrastructure construction in ZHTD, which is a national high-tech industrial development zone and one of the four key driver zones of Zhangzhou’s economic development., and the linkage between ZHTD MC and ZZYD, including appointment and supervision of the senior management, strategic alignment, major investment and financing plan decisions and ongoing operational and financial support. In addition, the Zhangzhou government may face negative impact on its reputation and financing activities if ZZYD encounters any operational and financial difficulties.

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