Mitsubishi Motor Corp. has announced it will receive a 450 billion (US$4 billion) capital infusion, yet the fate of its U.S. finance unit remains unclear. Speculation continues over the potential impact a sale of the finance company would have on MMCA floorplan and lease securitizations.

"There is a fair amount of variability with regard to whether they sell, who they might sell to and what the capabilities of that party might be," said Moody's Investors Service Managing Director Michael Kanef. "There is currently a substantial value in the retained pieces of the securitizations, so there is tremendous incentive to maximize that value."

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