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Summary: EDF Energy PLC Dec 10
Standard & Poors, December 2010
The 'A' long-term rating on U.K.-based, vertically integrated electricity utility EDF Energy PLC is on CreditWatch, where it was placed with negative implications on Oct. 2, 2009, following Electricite de France S.A.'s (EDF; A+/Stable/A-1) announcement that it is considering selling EDF Energy's regulated electricity distribution networks (DNOs). The sale was subsequently completed on Oct. 29, 2010. As a consequence, we are currently analyzing EDF Energy's resulting business risk profile, its financial strategy, and the level of support from EDF. The ratings on EDF Energy reflect Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' view of the group's stand-alone credit profile (SACP), which is currently under review, and the support of its 100% owner EDF. The ratings incorporate exceptional parental support, since EDF Energy...
Companies mentioned in this report are: EDF Energy PLC,Electricite de France S.A.
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EDF Energy PLC,Electricite de France S.A.