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Research Update: Spanish Utility Iberdrola S.A. 'A+/A-1' Ratings Remain On CreditWatch Negative After E.ON News Feb 06
Standard & Poors, February 2006
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On Feb. 23, 2006, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said that its 'A+' long-term and 'A-1' short-term corporate credit ratings on Spanish utility Iberdrola S.A. remain on CreditWatch with negative implications, where they were placed on Sept. 6, 2005, following Gas Natural SDG, S.A.'s -22.55 billion bid for a 100% stake in Spanish utility Endesa S.A. (A/Watch Neg/A-1) and its agreement to a subsequent sale of an estimated -7 billion--9 billion in assets to Iberdrola. On Feb. 21, 2006, Gas Natural announced that its offer for Endesa remains unchanged and on track, despite the competing bid launched by German utility E.ON AG (AA-/Watch Neg/A-1+). E.ON AG announced a conditional all-cash offer for up to 100% of Endesa for a consideration...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Iberdrola S.A.,Endesa S.A.,Gas Natural SDG, S.A.
Action: CreditWatch Update
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
Iberdrola S.A.,Endesa S.A.,Gas Natural SDG, S.A.