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Research Update: French Power Utility EDF 'AA-/A-1+' Ratings Placed On CreditWatch Negative Following Similar Action On France Dec 11
Standard & Poors, December 2011
We placed our long and short-term unsolicited sovereign ratings on the Republic of France on CreditWatch with negative implications on Dec. 5, 2011. In accordance with our criteria for rating government-related entities and nonsovereign entities in the eurozone, we have placed our 'AA-/A-1+' long- and short-term corporate credit ratings on French power utility Electricit- de France S.A. (EDF) on CreditWatch with negative implications on Dec. 8, 2011. The CreditWatch placement mirrors that on the Republic of France and reflects our opinion that any deterioration in France's creditworthiness could have negative implications for the ratings on EDF. As previously announced on Dec. 8, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services placed its 'AA-' long-term corporate credit and senior unsecured debt ratings and...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Electricite de France S.A.
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
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Electricite de France S.A.