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Research Update: Spanish Power Grid Operator Red Electrica Ratings Lowered To 'A+/A-1' After Sovereign Rating Action; Outlook Negative Feb 12
Standard & Poors, February 2012
On Jan. 13, 2012, we lowered our long-term sovereign rating on the Kingdom of Spain to 'A' from 'AA-', assigned a negative outlook, and removed the rating from CreditWatch negative. In our view, Spanish power grid operator Red El-ctrica Corporaci-n's credit risk profile is now less robust, owing to the group's exposure to increased sovereign and economic risks in Spain. We are lowering our long- and short-term ratings on Red El-ctrica Corporaci-n S.A. and its subsidiary Red El-ctrica de Espa-a S.A.U. (together, REE) to 'A+/A-1' from 'AA-/A-1+' and removing them from CreditWatch negative. The negative outlook on REE reflects that on Spain. Under our criteria, the long-term rating on Spain constrains the ratings on REE, based on our view that...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Red Electrica Corporacion S.A.,Red Electrica de Espana Finance B.V.,Red Electrica de Espana S.A.U.,Red Electrica Financiaciones, SAU
Action: Outlook: Negative
Action: Removed From CreditWatch
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Red Electrica Corporacion S.A.,Red Electrica de Espana Finance B.V.,Red Electrica de Espana S.A.U.,Red Electrica Financiaciones, SAU