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Research Update: Sara Lee Corp. 'BBB/A-2' Corporate Credit Ratings Affirmed; 'BBB' Senior Unsecured Debt Rating On Watch Negative Jan 11
Standard & Poors, January 2011
U.S. food manufacturer Sara Lee announced that it plans to divide the company into two separate entities and issue a special dividend. We are affirming our 'BBB' corporate credit rating and 'A-2' short-term and CP ratings on the company. We are placing our 'BBB' senior unsecured debt rating on CreditWatch with negative implications. The stable outlook reflects our expectation that consolidated Sara Lee will maintain credit measures close to our 'BBB' rating category medians. On Jan. 28, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BBB' long-term corporate credit rating and 'A-2' short-term corporate credit and commercial paper (CP) ratings on Downers Grove, Ill.-based Sara Lee Corp. Our outlook is stable. At the same time, we placed our 'BBB' senior...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Sara Lee Corp.,Earthgrains Co. (The),Sara Lee/ De Antilles N.V.
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
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