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Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones S.A. (ENTEL) Bank Loan Rated 'BBB+" Jun 05
Standard & Poors, June 2005
BUENOS AIRES (Standard & Poor's) June 10, 2005--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it assigned its 'BBB+' senior unsecured debt rating to Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones S.A.'s (ENTEL) proposed $600 million five-year amortizing senior unsecured term loan facility, reflecting the corporate credit rating on the company. At the same time, Standard & Poor's affirmed its outstanding 'BBB+' long-term corporate credit ratings on ENTEL. The outlook is negative. "The rating assigned to the loan reflects ENTEL's solid debt repayment capacity based on a good projected free cash-flow generation that is commensurate with its maturity schedule. Since the facility is unsecured, the lenders will rank pari passu with other senior creditors in the event of default. Nevertheless, given ENTEL's sizable...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones S.A. (ENTEL)
Action: New Rating
Action: Outlook: Negative
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