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Research Update: Forest Oil Corp.'s $350 Mil. Senior Unsecured Notes Rated 'BB-'; Issue Ratings Raised Feb 09
Standard & Poors, February 2009
On Feb. 11, 2009, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'BB-' issue rating and '4' recovery rating to Forest Oil Corp.'s proposed $350 million senior unsecured notes due 2014. In addition, Standard & Poor's raised it rating on Forest's senior unsecured debt issues to 'BB-' (same as the corporate credit rating) from 'B+' and revised its recovery rating to '4' from '5' on all these issues. At the same time, Standard & Poor's affirmed its 'BB-' corporate credit rating on Forest. The outlook is stable. We expect proceeds of the new issuance to pay down revolver debt outstanding. As of Sept. 30, 2008, Denver, Colorado-based Forest had $2.7 billion in balance sheet debt. The 'BB-' corporate credit rating on...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Forest Oil Corp.
Action: New Rating
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