Chart 1:Criticized Syndicated Loans Continued to Rise in 2002

  Percent of Commitments Classification Volume ($ Billions)
Review Year Special Mention Adversely Classified Total Criticized Special Mention Adversely Classified Total Commitments
1991 6.10 9.90 16.00 49.2 79.8 806.0
1992 6.32 9.09 15.41 50.4 72.5 798.0
1993 3.90 7.52 11.42 31.4 60.6 806.0
1994 3.53 4.04 7.57 31.5 36.1 893.0
1995 1.77 2.65 4.42 18.8 28.2 1,063.0
1996 1.40 2.26 3.66 16.8 27.1 1,200.0
1997 1.37 1.55 2.92 19.6 22.2 1,435.0
1998 1.30 1.25 2.55 22.8 22.0 1,759.0
1999 1.71 2.04 3.75 31.3 37.4 1,829.0
2000 1.86 3.25 5.11 36.3 63.4 1,951.0
2001 3.68 5.74 9.42 75.4 117.6 2,050.0
2002 4.22 8.40 12.62 79.0 157.1 1,871.0
Source: 2002 SNC Program