NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) April 26, 2011--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that Clayton Williams Energy Inc. (B/Stable/--) is adding $50 million to its existing $300 million 7.75% senior unsecured notes due 2019, but that this would not affect the rating on the notes. This brings the new total on the notes to $350 million. The issue-level rating on this debt remains 'B' (the same as the corporate credit rating), and the recovery rating remains '4', indicating our expectation of average (30% to 50%) recovery in the event of a payment default. "Our recovery analysis incorporates Clayton Williams Energy's plan to use the proceeds from the proposed notes offering to repay part of its outstanding balance under its...
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