Standard & Poor’s announced late yesterday that, in connection with the advanced notice of proposed criteria change, they will not currently assign ratings to transactions that are based on the U.S. conduit/fusion criteria.

Among the deals cited is the recent Goldman Sachs. and Citigroup Global Markets called GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2011-GC4, which was withdrawn from the market yesterday on the back of the S&P news, according to a Bloomberg report.

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