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Spanish Utility Endesa 'A/A-1' Ratings Still On Watch Negative Following E.ON's Final Bid
Standard & Poors, February 2007
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MADRID (Standard & Poor's) Feb. 8, 2007--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that its 'A' long-term and 'A-1' short-term corporate credit ratings on Spanish utility Endesa S.A. remain on CreditWatch with negative implications following German energy utility E.ON AG's (AA-/Watch Neg/A-1+) final offer of -41 billion (equity cost) for the company, announced on Feb. 2, 2007. The ratings on Endesa have been on CreditWatch since Sept. 6, 2005, when Spanish utility Gas Natural SDG, S.A. (A+/Negative/A-1) made a -22.55 billion bid for a 100% stake in the company. On Feb. 21, 2006, E.ON announced a conditional all-cash -29.1 billion counterbid for up to 100% of the share capital. "The negative CreditWatch implications reflect the increased risk resulting from the...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Endesa S.A.,E.ON AG,Gas Natural SDG, S.A.
Action: CreditWatch Update
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
Endesa S.A.,E.ON AG,Gas Natural SDG, S.A.