NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) May 11, 2011--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it has assigned its 'BBB+' rating to ERAC USA Finance LLC's (ERAC) $500 million 4.5% notes maturing 2021, a rule 144A offering without registration rights. ERAC's parent, Enterprise Holdings Inc. (Enterprise), guarantees the notes. Proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, including repayment of outstanding commercial paper and other debt. The ratings on St. Louis, Mo.-based Enterprise and ERAC, its wholly owned finance subsidiary, reflect Enterprise's leading market position in the relatively stable off-airport (replacement and local) segment of the car rental industry, and good earnings and cash flow generation. Enterprise (parent of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent-A-Car, and National Car Rental) is the largest...
Companies mentioned in this report are: ERAC USA Finance LLC,Enterprise Holdings Inc.
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