NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) July 31, 2009--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today affirmed its ratings on five bond issues supported by BNP Paribas's letters of credit (LOCs) and removed the ratings from CreditWatch with positive implications, where they were placed April 22, 2009 (see list). The rating actions reflect our assessment that the bonds are not eligible for the application of our revised joint-support criteria (see "Joint-Support Criteria Update," published April 22, 2009, on RatingsDirect). Therefore, our ratings on the bonds are based solely on the credit and liquidity support that BNP Paribas ('AA/A-1+') provides in the form of LOCs, which provide for the full and timely payment of interest, principal, and the purchase price upon a tender according...
Companies mentioned in this report are:
- BNP Paribas
- York Cnty Indl Dev Auth
- Delaware Cnty Indl Dev Auth
- Montgomery Cnty Indl Dev Auth
- Salem Cnty Indl Poll Ctl Fin Auth
Action: Removed From CreditWatch
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