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Research Update: Sweetheart Cup Co. Inc. Dec 03
Standard & Poors, December 2003
On Dec. 18, 2003, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its ratings on Owings Mills, Md.-based Sweetheart Cup Co. Inc. (see list below) and assigned its 'CCC' senior secured debt rating to the company's offering of $100 million 9.5% senior secured notes due 2007, issued under Rule 144A with registration rights. The outlook is stable. The upgrade follows the company's closing on debt refinancing that significantly improves its debt maturity profile. There are now no major debt maturities before 2007. Total debt outstanding as of Sept. 30, 2003 (including capitalized operating leases and parent-company obligations), was nearly $800 million. If this financing had not been completed by year end, Sweetheart's bank credit facility would have matured on Dec. 31, 2003....
Companies mentioned in this report are: Sweetheart Cup Co. Inc.,International Paper Co.,Sweetheart Holdings Inc.,Fonda Group Inc. (The)
Action: Various Rating Actions
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Sweetheart Cup Co. Inc.,International Paper Co.,Sweetheart Holdings Inc.,Fonda Group Inc. (The)