Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns BBB+/K2 Senior Long-Term & Short-Term Debt Ratings to Great Western Bancorp, Inc.

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has assigned a senior unsecured long-term rating of BBB+, a subordinated debt rating of BBB, and a short-term debt rating of K2 to Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:GWB) (GWB or “the Company”), a bank holding company headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In addition, KBRA has assigned a senior unsecured debt/deposit rating of A-, and a short-term rating of K2 to the subsidiary bank, Great Western Bank (“the Bank”). The outlook on all ratings is stable.

The ratings are supported by Great Western Bancorp’s experienced management team, proven track record of strong, disciplined growth and a highly efficient operating model, strong expertise in agribusiness and commercial lending, and consistently strong core earnings metrics. These factors are counterbalanced by GWB’s reliance on net interest income for the bulk of its revenues with limited non-interest revenue generation.

The ratings are based on KBRA’s Global Bank and Bank Holding Company Rating Methodology, published on January 28, 2015.

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