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Research Update: AAR Corp. 'BB' Corporate Credit Rating Affirmed, Unsecured Debt Ratings Lowered On Acquisition Announcement Oct 11
Standard & Poors, October 2011
Late last week U.S.-based AAR Corp. announced a $280 million acquisition, which it plans to finance with borrowings from its recently enlarged revolver. We are affirming our 'BB' corporate credit rating on the aerospace and defense supplier and maintaining our stable outlook. We are also lowering our issue-level ratings and revising our recovery ratings on the company's unsecured debt because of the larger revolver. On Oct. 25, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BB' corporate credit rating on AAR Corp. The outlook is stable. At the same time, we lowered the issue-level rating on the company's unsecured debt to 'BB-' from 'BB' and revised the recovery rating to '5' from '4'. On Oct. 21, 2011, AAR Corp. announced...
Companies mentioned in this report are: AAR Corp.
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