Table: All Debtors Are Not Alike

Defaults on investment grade bonds--those rated BBB- or better--don't happen very often

ORIGINAL DEFAULT RATING RATE*

AAA 0.52% AA 1.31 A 2.32 BBB 6.64 BB 19.52 B 35.76 CCC 54.38

* Percentage of defaults by issuers rated by Standard & Poor's over the past 15 years, based on rating they were initially assigned Data: Standard & Poor's Corp.

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