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Drummond Co. Inc. Rating Raised To 'BB' From 'BB-' On Improved Liquidity; Outlook Stable Nov 11
Standard & Poors, November 2011
Drummond Co. Inc. recently finalized a partnership agreement with ITOCHU Corp., whereby ITOCHU now owns a 20% interest in Drummond's Colombian operations. Drummond used part of the approximately $1.6 billion in proceeds to repay all of its outstanding book debt and boost its liquidity profile. We expect operating performance to improve in 2012 due to higher contracted sales prices and likely increased tonnage as a result of better end-market demand. We are raising the corporate credit rating on Drummond to 'BB' from 'BB-' and removing all ratings from CreditWatch. At the same time, we are withdrawing all issue-level ratings. The stable rating outlook reflects our expectation Drummond will maintain credit measures at a level we would consider good for the...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Drummond Co. Inc.
Action: Outlook: Stable
Action: Removed From CreditWatch
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