Rating Action: Moody’s assigns ratings to two classes of notes issued by Neuberger Berman Loan Advisers CLO 48, Ltd.Global Credit Research – 28 Mar 2022New York, March 28, 2022 — Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has assigned ratings to two classes of notes issued by Neuberger Berman Loan Advisers CLO 48, Ltd. (the “Issuer” or “Neuberger Berman 48”).Moody’s rating action is as follows:U.S.$372,000,000 Class A-1 Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2034 , Definitive Rating Assigned Aaa (sf)U.S.$24,000,000 Class E Junior Secured Deferrable Floating Rate Notes due 2036, Definitive Rating Assigned Ba3 (sf)The notes listed above are referred to herein, collectively, as the “Rated Notes.”RATINGS RATIONALEThe rationale for the ratings is based on our methodology and considers all relevant risks, particularly those associated with the CLO’s portfolio and structure.Neuberger Berman 48 is a managed cash flow CLO. The issued notes will be collateralized primarily by broadly syndicated senior secured corporate loans. At least 90% of the portfolio must consist of senior secured loans, cash, and eligible investments, and up to 10% of the portfolio may consist of second lien loans and unsecured loans. The portfolio is approximately 95% ramped as of the closing date.Neuberger Berman Loan Advisers II LLC (the “Manager”) will direct the selection, acquisition and disposition of the assets on behalf of the Issuer and may engage in trading activity, including discretionary trading, during the transaction’s five year reinvestment period. Thereafter, subject to certain restrictions, the Manager may reinvest unscheduled principal payments and proceeds from sales of credit risk assets.In addition to the Rated Notes, the Issuer will issue four classes of secured notes and one class of subordinated notes.The transaction incorporates interest and par coverage tests which, if triggered, divert interest and principal proceeds to pay down the notes in order of seniority.Moody’s modeled the transaction using a cash flow model based on the Binomial Expansion Technique, as described in Section 188.8.131.52 of the “Moody’s Global Approach to Rating Collateralized Loan Obligations” rating methodology published in December 2021.For modeling purposes, Moody’s used the following base-case assumptions:Par amount: $600,000,000Diversity Score: 70Weighted Average Rating Factor (WARF): 2892Weighted Average Spread (WAS): 3.30%Weighted Average Coupon (WAC): 5.50%Weighted Average Recovery Rate (WARR): 45.0%Weighted Average Life (WAL): 8.08 yearsMethodology Underlying the Rating Action:The principal methodology used in these ratings was “Moody’s Global Approach to Rating Collateralized Loan Obligations” published in December 2021 and available at http://www.moodys.com/researchdocumentcontentpage.aspx?docid=PBS_1293730. Alternatively, please see the Rating Methodologies page on www.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology.Factors That Would Lead to an Upgrade or Downgrade of the Ratings:The performance of the Rated Notes is subject to uncertainty. The performance of the Rated Notes is sensitive to the performance of the underlying portfolio, which in turn depends on economic and credit conditions that may change. The Manager’s investment decisions and management of the transaction will also affect the performance of the Rated Notes.Further details regarding Moody’s analysis of this transaction may be found in the related pre-sale, available on Moodys.com.REGULATORY DISCLOSURESFor further specification of Moody’s key rating assumptions and sensitivity analysis, see the sections Methodology Assumptions and Sensitivity to Assumptions in the disclosure form. Moody’s Rating Symbols and Definitions can be found at: https://www.moodys.com/researchdocumentcontentpage.aspx?docid=PBC_79004.Further information on the representations and warranties and enforcement mechanisms available to investors are available on http://www.moodys.com/researchdocumentcontentpage.aspx?docid=PBS_1319688.The analysis relies on an assessment of collateral characteristics to determine the collateral loss distribution, that is, the function that correlates to an assumption about the likelihood of occurrence to each level of possible losses in the collateral. As a second step, Moody’s evaluates each possible collateral loss scenario using a model that replicates the relevant structural features to derive payments and therefore the ultimate potential losses for each rated instrument. 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Please refer to Moody’s Policy for Designating and Assigning Unsolicited Credit Ratings available on its website www.moodys.com.Regulatory disclosures contained in this press release apply to the credit rating and, if applicable, the related rating outlook or rating review.Moody’s general principles for assessing environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks in our credit analysis can be found at http://www.moodys.com/researchdocumentcontentpage.aspx?docid=PBC_1288235.The Global Scale Credit Rating on this Credit Rating Announcement was issued by one of Moody’s affiliates outside the EU and is endorsed by Moody’s Deutschland GmbH, An der Welle 5, Frankfurt am Main 60322, Germany, in accordance with Art.4 paragraph 3 of the Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on Credit Rating Agencies. Further information on the EU endorsement status and on the Moody’s office that issued the credit rating is available on www.moodys.com.The Global Scale Credit Rating on this Credit Rating Announcement was issued by one of Moody’s affiliates outside the UK and is endorsed by Moody’s Investors Service Limited, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5FA under the law applicable to credit rating agencies in the UK. Further information on the UK endorsement status and on the Moody’s office that issued the credit rating is available on www.moodys.com.REFERENCES/CITATIONS The Stated Maturity of the Class A-1 Notes will initially be the Payment Date in April 2034. 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