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French Property Group Gecina Cut to 'BBB+' After Acquisition, Off Watch; Outlook Stable Nov 02
Standard & Poors, November 2002
PARIS (Standard & Poor's) Nov. 19, 2002--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it had lowered its long-term corporate credit rating on France-based property-investment company Gecina to 'BBB+' from 'A-', following Gecina's -2.27 billion acquisition of French property-investment company Simco, and removed the rating from CreditWatch, where it had been placed on Aug. 7, 2002. The outlook is stable. At the same time, the 'A-2' short-term corporate credit rating on Gecina was affirmed. In addition, Standard & Poor's assigned its 'BBB+' long-term debt rating to Gecina's -2.148 billion senior unsecured loan facility. "The rating action reflects Gecina's more aggressive financial profile following its purchase of Simco: the group's post-acquisition pro forma debt outstanding will amount to about -3.9 billion,"...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Gecina
Action: Downgraded, Off CreditWatch
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