Moody's Investors Service chief executive told investors Friday he is unaware of plans by federal and state officials to sue the company for allegedly misleading investors in the run-up to the housing crisis.

"We don't have any knowledge of any impending complaint by the Department of Justice raising similar claims against Moody's," said Raymond McDaniel, referring to a lawsuit on Tuesday by the government against Standard & Poor's, a unit of McGraw Hill.

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