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Research Update: Federal Grid Co. of the Unified Energy System 'BB+' Rating On Watch Pos On Restructuring News Oct 07
Standard & Poors, October 2007
On Oct. 31, 2007, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services placed its 'BB+' long-term corporate credit and 'ruAA+' Russia national scale ratings on Russian electricity transmission grid operator Federal Grid Co. of the Unified Energy System (FGC) on CreditWatch with positive implications. The rating action follows approval by shareholders of FGC's 87.6% parent, RAO UES of Russia (BB/Watch Pos/--), for the second stage of RAO UES' restructuring and merger with FGC. The CreditWatch placement reflects our expectation that FGC's credit quality will improve as the RAO UES reorganization progresses. Standard & Poor's expects that FGC will manage the substantial short-term pressure on its liquidity coming from the reorganization, which is the group's major outstanding restructuring risk. We also expect that the...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Federal Grid Co. of the Unified Energy System
Action: On CreditWatch:Positive
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Federal Grid Co. of the Unified Energy System