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Summary: Alto Paran? S.A. Dec 11
Standard & Poors, December 2011
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services 'BB-' corporate credit rating on Argentina-based forest product company Alto Paran- S.A. reflects our belief that the company's 99.97% controlling shareholder, Celulosa Arauco y Constituci-n S.A. (ARAUCO; BBB/Stable/--), has sufficient economic incentives to support the firm. This is mainly because of its strategic importance as a significant foreign subsidiary in Latin America. ARAUCO fully unconditionally guarantees the company's $270 million notes due 2017, which make up the bulk of Alto Paran-'s financial debt. The company's 'b' stand-alone credit profile, in turn, reflects the inherent risks of operating in Argentina; the company's narrow, mostly commodity-oriented product mix; and its modest scale compared with rated peers. Alta Paran-'s competitive cost position in forest management, pulp production, sawmill...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Alto Parana S.A.,Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion S.A.
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Alto Parana S.A.,Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion S.A.