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Research Update: French Power Utility EDF Upgraded To 'AA-/A-1+' On Reassessment Of Link With The State; Outlook Stable Jul 11
Standard & Poors, July 2011
We have revised our view of the link between French power incumbent EDF and the French state to "very strong" rather than "strong." We are maintaining our assessment of EDF's stand-alone credit profile at 'a', following the recent recovery of its financial risk profile. We are raising our ratings on EDF to 'AA-/A-1+' from 'A+/A-1' to reflect our view of an increased likelihood of state support. The stable outlook reflects our view that EDF will continue to benefit from a "high" likelihood of support from the French government. On July 7, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised to 'AA-/A-1+' from 'A+/A-1' its long- and short-term corporate credit ratings on Electricit- de France S.A. (EDF). The outlook is stable. The...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Electricite de France S.A.,EDF Energy PLC,EDF Energy Group Holdings PLC,EDF Energy Customers PLC,Seeboard Energy Ltd.
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Electricite de France S.A.,EDF Energy PLC,EDF Energy Group Holdings PLC,EDF Energy Customers PLC,Seeboard Energy Ltd.