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Masco Corp.'s Proposed Senior Unsecured Notes Rated 'BBB-' Mar 12
Standard & Poors, March 2012
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) March 5, 2012--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today assigned its 'BBB-' rating to Taylor, Michigan-based Masco Corp.'s (BBB-/Stable/--) proposed senior unsecured notes based on proposed terms and conditions. The notes are being offered under the company's shelf registration filed Feb. 24, 2010. We expect the company to use proceeds from the notes for general corporate purposes including the partial repayment of the company's $791 million (original amount $850 million) 5.875% senior unsecured notes due on July 15, 2012. Masco Corp. had adjusted debt of $4.7 billion on Dec. 31, 2011. The ratings on Masco reflect the company's "satisfactory" business risk (as our criteria define the term), which incorporates its leading market positions for a broad...
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