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TEXT-S&P Rates United Overseas Bank's MTN Drawdown 'A+'

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SINGAPORE (Standard & Poor's) Oct. 9, 2012--Standard &Poor's Ratings Services today assigned its 'A+' issue rating toa proposed issue of lower Tier 2 subordinated notes by UnitedOverseas Bank Ltd. (UOB: AA-/Stable/A-1+; axAAA/axA-1+).

The proposed issue is a drawdown from UOB's existingSingapore dollar (S$) 5 billion euro medium-term notes program.The issue will at all times rank pari passu with all otherdirect, subordinated, and unsecured obligations of the bank.

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