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Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC's $250 Million And $500 Million Senior Unsecured Debentures Rated 'BBB+' Sep 10
Standard & Poors, September 2010
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Sept. 7, 2010--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it has assigned its 'BBB+' rating to Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC's (BNSF) $250 million senior unsecured debentures due 2020 and $500 million senior unsecured debentures due 2040. BNSF will use proceeds from the debt issuance for general corporate purposes, including working capital, capital expenditures, and the repayment of outstanding indebtedness. The Fort Worth, Texas-based freight railroad has $17.1 billion of adjusted total debt as of June 30, 2010. The ratings on BNSF reflect the company's strong competitive position in the low-risk U.S. freight railroad industry, solid earnings, and cash flow generation. Price competition from other railroads and trucking companies, and the capital intensity of...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC,Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
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