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Summary: Keele Residential Funding PLC Apr 11
Standard & Poors, April 2011
The long-term rating on the -137.5 million index-linked guaranteed secured bonds due July 2047, issued by the U.K.-based special-purpose vehicle (SPV) and project company Keele Residential Funding PLC (KRF), is 'AA+'. The rating reflects the unconditional and irrevocable payment guarantee of scheduled interest and principal provided by Assured Guaranty (Europe) Ltd. (AGE; AA+/Stable/--; formerly Financial Security Assurance (U.K.) Ltd. [FSA]). The Standard & Poor's underlying rating (SPUR) is 'A-', based on various credit strengths and weaknesses. The debt was issued as part of a transaction to refurbish and operate student accommodation on the campus of University of Keele (the University; not rated) in Staffordshire, England. We have undertaken an evaluation of the credit profile of the University as it is...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Keele Residential Funding PLC,Assured Guaranty (Europe) Ltd.
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Keele Residential Funding PLC,Assured Guaranty (Europe) Ltd.