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TUI AG Lowered To 'B' On Shipping Market Weakness; All Ratings On CreditWatch Negative Pending Hapag-Lloyd Refinancing Jul 09
Standard & Poors, July 2009
-- Weak shipping markets likely to constrain performance at 43%-owned associate Hapag-Lloyd. -- We are lowering to 'B' from 'B+' the corporate credit rating on Germany-based tourism and shipping group TUI and placing it on CreditWatch with negative implications. -- The CreditWatch placement reflects uncertainty surrounding Hapag-Lloyd's future financing. LONDON (Standard & Poor's) July 13, 2009--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it lowered to 'B' from 'B+' its long-term corporate credit rating on German tourism and shipping group TUI AG. At the same time, the senior unsecured debt ratings on TUI were lowered to 'B-' from 'B' and the junior subordinated debt rating was lowered to 'CCC' from 'CCC+'. All ratings were placed on CreditWatch with negative implications....
Companies mentioned in this report are: TUI AG
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
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