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    • U.S. PUBLIC FINANCE CRITERIA & SPECIAL REPORTS Tax Supported Boom Times at the Rio Grande: U.S.-Mexico Border Region Expands May 1, 2003 Bracing for BRAC 2005 May 11, 2005 Caution Ahead: The Impact of California's Budget on Local Governments August 11, 2003 Continued Caution: Impact of California's Proposed Fiscal 2005 Budget on Local February 18, 2004 Governments Credit Trends in Public Finance May 11, 2005 Credit Trends in Public Finance - Forecast Improves for 2005 January 19, 2005 Credit Trends in Public Finance November 22, 2004 Credit Trends in Public Finance - First-Quarter 2004 January 30, 2004 Credit Trends in Public Finance: Municipal Credit on the Rebound July 28, 2004 Florida Fuel Tax Rating Guidelines December 11, 2000 Focus on Florida: Revenue Trends and Rating Guidelines for Tax-Supported Debt August 26, 2003 Focus On Florida School Districts: Rating Guidelines for Tax-Supported Debt June 6, 2005 Guidelines for Effective Uses of Swaps in Asset-Liability Management February 6, 2003 Guidelines for Interest Rate Swaps and Variable-Rate Debt May 10, 2005 The Bottom Line (Local General Government Reserves and the Policies that Shape Them January 26, 2005 Local Government General Obligation Rating Guidelines June 10, 2004 Local Government Investment Pool Ratings April 22, 2004 Local Governments Pressured by Rising Employee Health Care Costs December 13, 2004 Maryland Local Credit Outlook for 2004 September 20, 2004 Municipal Default Risk September 15, 1999 Municipal Default Risk Revisited - Amended June 23, 2003 Municipal Default Study – Tax-Backed Rating Changes May 23, 2000 Municipal Lease Rating Guidelines September 11, 2003 Northeast Local Rating Actions: First-Quarter 2003 April 9, 2003 Northeast Local Rating Actions: Second-Quarter 2003 - Amended July 18, 2003 Northeast Local Rating Actions: Third-Quarter 2003 October 21, 2003 The Not So Golden Years June 22, 2005 Pension Reform Equals Problem Prolonged September 13, 2004 Public Finance Ratings Unaffected by UCC Article 9 Revisions December 19, 2001 Raising Arizona Schools: Fewer Bonds and Higher Ratings June 11, 2000 Rating Guidelines for Texas Municipal Utilities Districts August 21, 1997 Rating Short-Term Debt February 3, 2004 Reversal of Fortune: The Rising Cost of Public Sector Pensions and Other Post- September 18, 2003 Employment Benefits Sales Tax Revenue Bond Rating Guidelines September 20, 2002 State of North Carolina Local Government Commission September 8, 2004 Tax Allocation/Tax Increment Bond Financing Guidelines February 3, 2004 The 12 Habits of Highly Successful Finance Officers (Management's and Disclosure's November 21, 2002 Impact on Municipal Credit Ratings) Two May Be Less Than One: The Impact of Secession on Los Angeles' Credit Quality May 16, 2002 To Bond or Not To Bond June 21, 2005
    • School Credit Enhancement Programs ABC’s of State School Credit Enhancement Programs, The April 9, 1999 Colorado School Credit Enhancement Program May 4, 1999 Georgia School Credit Enhancement Program May 4, 1999 Kentucky School Credit Enhancement Program July 13, 1999 Michigan School Bond Loan Fund Program August 10, 1999 Minnesota County Credit Enhancement Program December 8, 2000 Minnesota School Credit Enhancement Program April 27, 1999 Ohio School District Credit Enhancement Program November 1, 2002 Oklahoma School Land Trust Bond Guarantee Program August 21, 1996 Oregon School Bond Guaranty Program February 25, 1999 Pennsylvania School District Credit Enhancement Program November 7, 2002 South Carolina School Credit Enhancement Program April 22, 1999 Tobacco Settlement Rating Considerations for Tobacco Settlement-Backed Bonds May 24, 1999 Revised Treatment of Tobacco Bonds in Government Debt Ratios March 1, 2001 Revenue Supported Airports Airline Bankruptcies and Airport Bonds: 2003-2006 July 21, 2003 2004 Median Ratios for Senior Lien Airport Revenue Bonds October 26, 2004 Airport Project Finance and Special Facilities Debt-Very Different Credits November 6, 2003 Airport Revenue Bonds Flying High April 28, 2000 Disclosure Guidelines for U.S. Airports February 12, 2003 U.S. Airport Bonds and Airlines Since 1978's Deregulation: The Great Credit Divide November 29, 2001 U.S. Airport Debt 2002-2006: A Post Sept. 11 Survey April 11, 2002 U.S. Airports in the 21st Century: Secure at What Cost? April 10, 2002 U.S. Seaports: Trade, Growth, and Capital Plans (East Coast, West Coast, Gulf of October 7, 2003 Mexico, and Great Lakes) Unexpected Turbulence - U.S. Airports Respond to a Changing Economic Environment January 29, 2002 Undisguised: Impact of UAL Bankruptcy on Airport Special Facility Debt April 27, 2004 War Increases Credit Risk at U.S. Airports April 7, 2003 Solid Waste Solid Waste Bond Rating Guidelines - Public/Private Partnerships Change Credit March 15, 2000 Landscape Sports Facilities Special Report on U.S. Sports Facility Finance--Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow January 6, 2003 Economics of Professional Sports: Rating Sports Transactions September 16, 2002 State Revolving Funds State Revolving Fund and Municipal Loan Pool Rating Guidelines November 5, 2004 Transportation Stability in the U.S. Toll Road Sector: A Function of Management April 22, 2005 GARVEEs: Popular in an Uncertain Reauthorization Environment March 9, 2005
    • GARVEEs: Popularly Leveraging Federal Transportation Grants April 30, 2002 Transit New Starts - The Promise and Perils of Full Funding Grant Agreements April 20, 2001 The Continuing Search for Bliss: Flexible Toll Road Structures October 20, 2004 Surface Transportation: Confronting the Backlog January 16, 2002 Running for the Train: The Path Ahead for U.S. Transit June 16, 2003 Road Map: Information Requirements for Toll Road Ratings August 30, 2001 Challenges of Start-Up Toll Roads June 9, 1999 TIFIA Springs Into Action January 16, 2001 Federal Innovations in Surface Transportation Financing: The US Case November 1, 2000 Toll Road Securitizations: Wherein the Future Flows January 20, 2004 Redefining Toll Roads: An American Challenge March 4, 2003 Bliss, Heartburn, and Toll Road Forecasts November 12, 2003 Tribal Finance Tribal Governments in the Bond Markets February 4, 2004 Water and Wastewater Rating Guidelines for Texas Municipal Utilities Districts August 21, 1997 Water and Sewer Revenue Bond Rating Guidelines April 12, 2004 Health Care Rating Guidelines for Nonprofit Assisted Living Facilities October 21, 1999 Outlook for Continuing Care Retirement Communities - 2003 February 12, 2003 2005 Industry Outlook for Continuing Care Retirement Communities & Nursing Homes March 9, 2005 2002 Continuing Care Retirement Communities Outlook January 9, 2002 Medicare Reimbursement to Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities: The 75% Rule October 21, 2004 Investment and Debt Management Strategies of Continuing Care Retirement October 21, 2004 Communities 2004 Median Ratios for Continuing Care Retirement Communities September 7, 2004 2004 Industry Outlook for Nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Communities and March 3, 2004 Nursing Homes Rating Guidelines for Nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Communities October 27, 1998 Continuing Disclosure Guidelines for Health Care and Senior Housing Credits October 24, 2002 HIPAA: Final Rules and Compliance May 23, 2003 HIPAA: Wake-up Call for Health Care Providers September 15, 2000 Rating Guidelines for Japanese Hospitals May 23, 2003 Default Implications for Hospitals and Health Care Systems January 19, 2001 Shifting Investment & Debt Portfolios of Hospitals & Health Care Systems May 1, 2003 2005 Nonprofit Hospitals and Health Care Systems Forecast January 20, 2005 2004 Nonprofit Hospitals and Health Care Systems Forecast January 14, 2004 Use of Auction-Rate Securities by Not-for-Profit Hospitals and Health Care Systems September 12, 2002 2003 Median Ratios for Nonprofit Hospitals and Health Care Systems August 6, 2003 2004 Median Ratios for Nonprofit Hospitals and Health Care Systems August 2, 2004 2003 Nonprofit Hospital and Health Care Systems Outlook January 23, 2003 Outpatient Business Growth: Nonprofit Hospitals' Struggle for Volume September 10, 2004 Default Implications for Long-Term Care Entities May 3, 2000 U.S. Managed Care - From the "Ins and Outs" to the Ratings September 21, 1999 Credit Implications of Medicare APCs October 5, 2000 Implications of Potential Changes to Medicare Funding May 8, 2002 Nursing Shortage Update May 13, 2003 Rating Guidelines for Nonprofit Nursing Homes March 29, 2000 2003 Outlook for Nonprofit Nursing Homes February 12, 2003 Health Care Rating Actions for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2005 April 8, 2005 Health Care Rating Actions for the 12 Months Ended Dec. 31, 2004 January 4, 2005
    • Health Care Rating Actions for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2004 October 8, 2004 Health Care Rating Actions for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2004 April 5, 2004 Health Care Rating Actions for the Nine Months Ended Sept. 30, 2003 October 2, 2003 Health Care Rating Actions for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2003 July 3, 2003 Health Care Rating Actions for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2003 April 4, 2003 Health Care Rating Actions for the Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31, 2002 January 6, 2003 Investment and Debt Portfolio Trends of Hospitals and Health Care Systems - 1995-2003 May 23, 2005 Credit Implications of Senate Bill 1953 January 6, 2000 Measuring Demand for Senior Housing October 18, 2000 Health Care Staffing Shortage June 27, 2001 North Carolina Not-For-Profit Hospitals and Health Care Systems Overview October 1, 2004 Education and Nonprofit Institutions Education Expanding Our Understanding of Contracting Endowments July 28, 2003 Best Management Practices in Higher Education February 3, 2003 GASB 39: Overview and Effects on Higher Education Credit Analysts December 3, 2004 Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Voluntary Compliance Viewed as a Best Management Practice January 27, 2004 Rating Guidelines for Private Colleges and Universities July 27, 2001 Private School Credit Analysis Guidelines (Student Demand, Assets and Management) November 21, 2003 Higher Education and the Recession: Questions to Consider January 31, 2002 Higher Education Outlook Stable September 16, 2004 Rating Guidelines for Public Colleges and Universities July 16, 2004 Off Balance Sheet Asset: Qualitative Factors in the Rating Process February 23, 2004 Off Balance Sheet Student Housing Project Financings May 2, 2002 Charter Schools Growing Pains: Charter Schools Begin Their Second Decade April 29, 2002 The Generation Gap: Charter School Growth Continues November 12, 2002 Municipal Structured Finance A Framework for Rating CDOs of Municipal Debt May 22, 2002 Guidelines for Effective Uses of Swaps in Asset-Liability Management February 6, 2003 Guidelines for Rating Direct-Pay LOC-Supported Debt February 10, 2005 Rating Guidelines for Insured Floaters February 25, 2005 Guidelines for Rating Variable-Rate Demand Obligations and Commercial Paper Issued April 11, 2000 With Internal Liquidity Guidelines for Rating Refunded Municipal Bonds March 27, 1998 Guidelines for Rating Credit Enhancement Programs Offered by Public Pension Funds September 14, 2004 Multifamily Housing Bonds Backed by Fannie Mae Direct-Pay Credit Enhancement March 10, 2005 Instrument Trends in Refunding Tax-Exempt Debt February 28, 2002 Guidelines for Rating Secondary Market Synthetic Floating-Rate Securities March 10, 2000
    • Housing Rating Guidelines for PHA Capital Anticipation Housing Revenue Bonds September 24, 2001 Guidelines for Rating Project-Based Section 8 Financings December 16, 1997 Measuring Demand for Senior Housing October 18, 2000 State Housing Finance Agencies General Obligation Rating Guidelines September 17, 2002 State Housing Finance Agencies January 25, 2001 State Housing Finance Agencies Statistical Information July 21, 2003 State Housing Finance Agencies Statistical Information January 30, 2003 State Housing Finance General Obligations Ratings Guidelines August 14, 2003 Global Power U.S. Public Power 2005 Outlook March 16, 2005 U.S. Public Power 2004 Outlook February 12, 2004 Outlook 2004: U.S. Power and Gas (Utilities Recover Merchants Pause for Breath) December 15, 2003 Criteria Report: Operating Leases: Implications for Lessees' Credit September 18, 2003 Criteria Report: Rating Master Limited Partnerships September 15, 2003 Liquidity Matters June 5, 2003 Public Power Financial Peer Study - June 2003 June 4, 2003 Public Power Rating Guidelines - Overview June 4, 2003 Public Power Selected Highlights - June 2003 June 4, 2003 "Fuel Factor" Assessing the Risks of Public Power's Increased Exposure to Natural Gas June 4, 2003 Guidelines for Effective Uses of Swaps in Asset-Liability Management February 6, 2003 Special Report on U.S. Retail Propane Distribution: 2002-2003 Heating Season January 21, 2003 Electric Utility Competitive Operating Statistics December 20, 2002 FERC Standard Market Design (Round Two) December 18, 2002 Disclosure: Closing the Loop (Accounting for the U.S. Power and Gas Sector) October 17, 2002 Public Power Rating Guidelines May 23, 2002 Electric Distribution Credit Criteria October 7, 1999 Copyright © 2005 by Fitch, Inc., Fitch Ratings Ltd. and its subsidiaries. One State Street Plaza, New York, New York 10004. July 2005