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Summary: AES Panama S. A. Sep 11
Standard & Poors, September 2011
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' ratings on AES Panama S.A. incorporate our opinion that there is a "moderately high" likelihood of timely and sufficient extraordinary support from the Republic of Panama (foreign currency: BBB-/Positive/A-3; local currency: BBB-/Positive/A-3) to AES Panama in the event of financial distress. In accordance with our criteria for government-related entities, our view of a "moderately high" likelihood of extraordinary government support is based on our assessment of AES Panama's "important" role as the largest low-cost power generator in the country and its "strong" link to the government, given the latter's majority ownership stake in the company. To-date, the Panamanian government remains AES Panama's controlling shareholder, with a 51% stake. The AES Corp. (BB-/Stable/--) holds a 49%...
Companies mentioned in this report are: AES Panama S. A.,The AES Corp.,Republic of Panama
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AES Panama S. A.,The AES Corp.,Republic of Panama