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Research Update: Exelis Inc., ITT Spin-Off Entity, Assigned 'BBB' Ratings; Outlook Stable Sep 11
Standard & Poors, September 2011
ITT Corp. plans to spin-off its defense operations, now known as Exelis Inc., to shareholders. We are assigning our 'BBB' corporate ratings to Exelis, as well as our 'BBB' issue rating to the proposed unsecured notes. The stable outlook reflects expectations that although revenues and earnings are likely to be fairly flat over the next few years, good cash generation should enable debt reduction. On Sept. 14, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings services assigned its 'BBB' corporate credit ratings to Exelis Inc. At the same time we assigned a 'BBB' rating to the company's proposed issuance of $350 million of unsecured notes due 2021 and $300 million of unsecured notes due 2041. The notes will initially be guaranteed by current...
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- Exelis Inc.
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- Exelis Inc.