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Research Update: Silgan Holdings Inc.'s Proposed Financing Rated 'BBB-', Recovery Rating: '1'; Existing Ratings Remain On Watch Negative May 11
Standard & Poors, May 2011
U.S.-based packaging producer Silgan Holdings Inc. is raising the financing for a portion of its acquisition of Graham Packaging Co. We are assigning a 'BBB-' and '1' senior secured debt rating to the company's proposed $800 million revolving credit facility due 2016 and $900 million senior secured term loan A due 2017. The 'BB+' corporate credit on Silgan and the existing senior secured and senior unsecured debt ratings, remain on CreditWatch with negative implications. All of our ratings on Graham Packaging Holdings Co., including the 'B' corporate credit and existing issue ratings, remain on CreditWatch with positive implications. On May 13, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'BBB-' issue ratings and '1' recovery ratings to Silgan's proposed revolving...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Silgan Holdings Inc.
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