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Research Update: American Tower Corp.'s $250 Million Unsecured Notes Rated 'BB+'; Other Ratings Affirmed Sep 07
Standard & Poors, September 2007
On Sept. 24, 2007, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'BB+' rating to Boston-based American Tower Corp.'s proposed $250 million senior notes due 2017, to be issued under Rule 144A with registration rights. At the same time, we affirmed the existing ratings on the company, including the 'BB+' corporate credit rating. The outlook is stable. Since the new notes will be used to refinance existing debt, specifically a portion of the company's senior unsecured term loan, the company's financial profile is unchanged. About $4 billion of total debt was outstanding as of June 30, 2007. The ratings on American Tower reflect the promising prospects of its wireless tower leasing business, which is expected to generate increasingly stronger levels of...
Companies mentioned in this report are: American Tower Corp.
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American Tower Corp.