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Del Monte Foods Outlook Revised To Stable From Positive, Ratings Affirmed On Meow Mix Purchase Mar 06
Standard & Poors, March 2006
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) March 3, 2006--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revised its outlook on food processor Del Monte Foods Co. to stable from positive. At the same time, Standard & Poor's affirmed its ratings, including its 'BB-' long-term and 'B-1' short-term corporate credit ratings. San Francisco, Calif.-based Del Monte had about $1.3 billion of lease-adjusted total debt outstanding as of Jan. 29, 2006. The outlook revision reflects the expected delay in returning credit measures to levels appropriate for a higher rating following the company's announced $705 million acquisition of Meow Mix Holdings Inc., the second-largest U.S. dry cat-food maker, from the Cypress Group. The company intends to fund the Meow Mix transaction with about $210 million in expected...
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Action: Outlook: Stable
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