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Research Update: EDP - Energias de Portugal Affirmed At 'BBB/A-2' And Off Watch Following Downgrade Of Portugal; Outlook Negative Apr 11
Standard & Poors, April 2011
On March 29, 2011, we downgraded the Republic of Portugal to 'BBB-/A-3' from 'BBB/A-2' and assigned a negative outlook. In our opinion, this deterioration in sovereign creditworthiness does not meaningfully impair Portuguese utility EDP's business and financial risk profiles. We are affirming our 'BBB/A-2' ratings on EDP and removing them from CreditWatch negative. The negative outlook reflects that on Portugal and the possibility that EDP's credit profile could deteriorate if we downgrade Portugal further. On April 1, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BBB' long-term and 'A-2' short-term corporate credit ratings on Portuguese utility EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A. (EDP) and its financing vehicle EDP Finance B.V. All ratings were removed from CreditWatch, where they were placed...
Companies mentioned in this report are: EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A.,EDP Finance B.V.
Action: Removed From CreditWatch
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EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A.,EDP Finance B.V.