CreditRiskMonitor Announces Licensing Agreement with Morningstar Credit Ratings

Valley Cottage, New York – October 3, 2018 – CreditRiskMonitor® (OTCQX: CRMZ) today announced a new licensing agreement with Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC, a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) and a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN). Morningstar Credit Ratings offers a wide array of services including new-issue ratings and analysis, operational risk assessments, surveillance services, data and technology solutions.

“We’re pleased to be adding Morningstar Credit Ratings’ issuer credit ratings and news into our platform for subscribers at no additional cost,” said CreditRiskMonitor® CEO Jerry Flum. “This new data from Morningstar Credit Ratings augments our offering, which includes our highly accurate and proprietary FRISK® and PAYCE® scores, as well as Fitch, Moody’s and DBRS’ issuer credit ratings. We continue to make value-added investments to our service so our subscribers have the best financial risk assessment tools out there.”

“We’re excited about including our corporate and financial institution issuer ratings on the CreditRiskMonitor® platform,” said Brian Grow, president of Morningstar Credit Ratings. “Over the past several years, investors have come to rely on our ratings and analysis. The transparency and unique forward-looking perspective included in our research and ratings will bring value to the CreditRiskMonitor® client experience. We look forward to a long and productive partnership.”

CreditRiskMonitor® continually invests in cutting-edge technologies to improve the accuracy of its predictive scoring methods. In partnering with Morningstar Credit Ratings, CreditRiskMonitor® incorporates a leading provider of credit ratings and credit risk analysis in the U.S. 

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CreditRiskMonitor® ( sells a suite of web-based, SaaS subscription products providing access to comprehensive commercial credit reports, bankruptcy risk analytics, financial and payment information, and curated news on public and private companies worldwide. The products help corporate credit and procurement professionals stay ahead of and manage financial risk more quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively.

The Company’s newest platform, SupplyChainMonitor, leverages its financial risk analytics expertise to create a risk management solution built specifically for procurement, supply chain, sourcing, and finance personnel involved in the supplier lifecycle, risk assessment, and ongoing risk monitoring. Users can assess counterparty risks at the aggregate and granular levels under a variety of categories including geography and industry, as well as customized, customer-specific configurations. The platform features mapping capabilities with real-time weather/natural disaster event overlays as well as customizable news notifications, reports, and charts.

Our subscribers, including nearly 40% of the Fortune 1000 and well over a thousand other large corporations worldwide, use the Company's timely news alerts, research, and reports on public and private companies to make important risk decisions. The Company's comprehensive commercial credit reports covering both public and private companies worldwide are published through its web-based platform and feature detailed analyses of financial statements, including ratio analysis and trend reports, peer analysis, corporate issuer ratings from key Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations ("NRSROs"), as well as the Company's proprietary bankruptcy analytics: the FRISK® and PAYCE® scores. One of the FRISK® scoring model's exclusive input features is the aggregate risk sentiment of our subscribers based on their crowdsourced usage behaviors resulting in the improved classification of bankruptcy risk for the riskiest corporations and boosting overall accuracy.

The Company, through its Trade Contributor Program, receives confidential accounts receivables data from hundreds of subscribers and non-subscribers every month. This trade receivable data is parsed, processed, aggregated, and finally reported to summarize the invoice payment behavior of B2B counterparties, without disclosing the specific contributors of this information. The Trade Contributor Program's current trade credit file exceeds $2.5 trillion of transaction data annually.

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Mike Flum, CEO & President