NEW YORK, April 17, 2024 -- Sotheby's Financial Services, Inc. ("Sotheby's Financial"), the world's leading full–service art financing company, announced today the launch of a first-of-its kind securitization program. The inaugural issuance, which priced yesterday, consists of $700 million of asset-backed notes (the "Notes") backed by art secured loans. Morningstar DBRS is expected to rate the four classes of Notes at closing with the senior-most class expected to receive the highly coveted AAA (sf) rating.

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