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Ratings On Frontier Real Estate Investment Corp. Affirmed Following Proposed Sponsor Change Feb 08
Standard & Poors, February 2008
TOKYO (Standard & Poor's) Feb. 19, 2008--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today affirmed its 'A+' long-term and 'A-1' short-term corporate credit ratings on Frontier Real Estate Investment Corp. (FRI). The outlook on the long-term corporate credit rating remains stable. The affirmation reflects Standard & Poor's expectations that FRI will maintain its strong business position and conservative financial policy after the proposed change in sponsor of FRI's asset management company, Frontier REIT Management Inc. (FRM, N.R.), to Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd. (BBB+/Stable/A-2) from Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT; A+/Stable/--). Mitsui Fudosan announced on Feb. 18, 2008, that it would acquire FRM. Under the collaboration agreement, Mitsui Fudosan will acquire all outstanding shares in FRM from Japan Tobacco, and will then transfer directors...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Frontier Real Estate Investment Corp.
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