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Research Update: Italian Oil And Gas Major Eni 'A+' Long-Term Rating Placed On CreditWatch Negative Following Similar Action On Sovereign Dec 11
Standard & Poors, December 2011
We placed our 'A' long-term and 'A-1' short-term unsolicited sovereign credit ratings on the Republic of Italy on CreditWatch with negative implications on Dec. 5, 2011. This could lead us to lower the stand-alone credit profile (SACP) of Italian oil and gas major Eni SpA, due to the company's material share of activities in Italy and its status as a government-related entity. At present, we believe any downward revision of Eni's SACP and subsequent downgrade of Eni would likely be limited to one notch. As a result of the above considerations, we placed our long-term 'A+' corporate credit rating on Eni on CreditWatch with negative implications and affirmed the 'A-1' short-term rating on Dec. 8, 2011. As previously announced, on...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Eni SpA,Eni Lasmo PLC,Eni U.S. Inc.,eni finance international S.A.,Eni Finance USA Inc.
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
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Eni SpA,Eni Lasmo PLC,Eni U.S. Inc.,eni finance international S.A.,Eni Finance USA Inc.