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Research Update: Trailer Bridge Inc. Downgraded To 'D' After Defaulting On Notes; Issue Rating Also 'D', Recovery Rating Remains '4' Nov 11
Standard & Poors, November 2011
U.S.-based Trailer Bridge Inc. is in default after it failed to make the principal and interest payments due on its $82.5 million senior secured notes (rated) that matured Nov. 15, 2011. We are lowering our corporate credit rating on Trailer Bridge to 'D' from 'CC'. We are also lowering our issue rating on the senior secured notes to 'D' from 'CC'. We are taking our corporate credit and issue-level ratings off CreditWatch, where we had placed them with negative implications. On Nov. 16, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its long-term corporate credit rating on Trailer Bridge Inc. to 'D' from 'CC'. At the same time, we lowered our issue-level rating on the company's senior secured notes to 'D'...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Trailer Bridge Inc.
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