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Scottish and Southern Energy PLC Lowered To 'A-/A-2', Reflecting Debt Burden And Weakened Markets; Outlook Stable Aug 09
Standard & Poors, August 2009
We expect Scottish and Southern Energy's recovery from a difficult fiscal 2009 to be impeded by weaker markets and high capital expenditures. We are lowering our ratings on the U.K.-based utility to 'A-/A-2' from 'A/A-1', and are assigning a stable outlook. The downgrade reflects our opinion that SSE's credit metrics are unlikely to be in line with our expectations for the previous ratings over the coming years. LONDON (Standard & Poor's) Aug. 21, 2009--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it has lowered its long-term corporate credit rating on U.K.-based utility Scottish and Southern Energy PLC (SSE) to 'A-' from 'A'. At the same time, Standard & Poor's lowered its short-term corporate credit rating on SSE to 'A-2' from...
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