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Transaction Update: Integrated Accommodation Services PLC Dec 05
Standard & Poors, December 2005
The 'AAA' insured rating on the -406.85 million ($719.92 million) senior secured bonds, due 2029, issued by the U.K.-based special-purpose company Integrated Accommodation Services PLC (IAS) reflects the unconditional and irrevocable guarantee of payment of scheduled interest and principal on the bonds provided by Financial Security Assurance (U.K.) Ltd. (FSA; local currency AAA/Stable/--). The 'A' underlying rating represents a composite of credit factors (see further down in this section). The outlook on the underlying rating is stable. Under a private finance initiative (PFI), IAS is financing the design, construction, and operation of the new accommodation facilities for the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ, the British intelligence agency) on behalf of the U.K. Secretary of State, for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office....
Companies mentioned in this report are: Assured Guaranty (Europe) Ltd.,Integrated Accommodation Services PLC
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Assured Guaranty (Europe) Ltd.,Integrated Accommodation Services PLC