Class E of Merrill Lynch Mortgage Investors Inc. mortgage pass-through certificates, series 1998-C1-CTL, has been downgraded from Ba3 to B1 by Moody's Investors Service.One other class was upgraded, and the ratings on six other classes in the deal were affirmed. The downgrade reflects "concerns about the credit of Rite Aid Corp.," Moody's said. The certificates are collateralized by 99 credit tenant lease loans backed by 16 corporate credits, the rating agency said. Moody's can be found online at http://www.moodys.com.

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