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Research Update: Potlatch Corp. 'BB' Rating Affirmed; Ratings Off Watch Negative; Outlook Negative Jan 12
Standard & Poors, January 2012
U.S.-based forest products company Potlatch Corp. recently reduced its near-term planned harvest levels, lowered its dividend, and amended its credit agreement to change its financial maintenance covenants. We are affirming our ratings on Potlatch, including the 'BB' corporate credit rating. At the same time, all ratings are removed from CreditWatch, where they were placed with negative implications on Dec. 5, 2011. The negative rating outlook reflects the potential for weaker-than-expected cash flow generation and credit measures in 2012 following the company's planned reduction in harvest levels. On Jan. 4, 2012, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its ratings, including the 'BB' corporate credit rating, on Spokane, Wa.-based Potlatch Corp. The rating outlook is negative. We removed all ratings from CreditWatch,...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Potlatch Corp.
Action: CreditWatch Update
Action: Outlook: Negative
Action: Removed From CreditWatch
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