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Research Update: FirstLight Hydro Generating's Rating Affirmed At 'BB-'; Outlook Stable
Standard & Poors, May 2011
We are affirming our 'BB-' rating on U.S. power generator FirstLight Hydro Generating Co.'s first mortgage bonds The outlook is stable. On May 13, 2011, Standard & Poor's Rating Services affirmed its 'BB-' rating on FirstLight Hydro Generating Co.'s $320 million senior secured first mortgage bonds. The recovery rating on the first mortgage bonds remains '1' indicating our expectations of a very high (90% to 100%) recovery if a payment default occurs. The outlook on the bonds is stable. Simultaneously we lowered our rating on FirstLight Power Resources Inc.'s (FL Power) first lien facilities. (to 'B' from 'B+' and revised the recovery rating to '3' from '2'. The '3' rating indicates expectations of an average (50% to 70%) recovery of...
Companies mentioned in this report are: FirstLight Hydro Generating Co.
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