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Research Update: Rural/Metro Corp. Proposed Senior Unsecured Note Assigned 'CCC+' Rating; Corporate Credit Rating Affirmed Jan 12
Standard & Poors, January 2012
In connection with two acquisitions to expand its operations, U.S. medical transportation provider Rural/Metro Corp. is issuing an incremental $95 million unsecured note due 2019. We are assigning a 'CCC+' issue-level rating and a '6' recovery rating to the company's proposed incremental senior unsecured note. We are affirming our 'B' corporate credit rating on the company and raising the senior secured issue-level rating to 'B+' from 'B'. Our stable outlook reflects our expectation that Rural/Metro will remain "highly leveraged" (as our criteria define the term) in the near term. On Jan. 30, 2012, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'CCC+' issue-level rating and '6' recovery rating to Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Rural/Metro's proposed $95 million senior unsecured note due 2019. We...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Rural/Metro Corp.,Rural/Metro Operating Company LLC
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Rural/Metro Corp.,Rural/Metro Operating Company LLC