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Summary: Volkswagen AG Aug 09
Standard & Poors, August 2009
The 'A-' long-term corporate credit rating on German automotive manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) and related entities, including its Swedish subsidiary, truck and bus manufacturer Scania (publ.) AB, remain on CreditWatch with negative implications. The 'A/A-1' long- and short-term counterparty credit ratings on Volkswagen Bank GmbH and the 'A-' long-term counterparty credit rating on Volkswagen Financial Services AG and LeasePlan Corporation N.V. are also on CreditWatch negative. The CreditWatch listing reflects our overall concern about the impact on VW's credit quality from a proposed merger with Porsche, its largest shareholder. According to company statements on July 23, 2009, an integrated automotive group will be formed from the progressive participation of Volkswagen in Porsche AG and the subsequent merger of Porsche Automobil...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Volkswagen AG
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