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Research Update: Hexion Specialty Chemicals Issue Ratings Lowered To 'D' From 'CCC' Aug 09
Standard & Poors, August 2009
We are lowering our issue-level ratings on Hexion Specialty Chemicals' 9.2% debentures due 2021, 7.875% debentures due 2023, and 8.375% debentures due 2016 to 'D' from 'CCC'; the recovery ratings on this debt remains '5'. Hexion has purchased a total of $71 million in face of these debentures for a cash consideration of $31 million. We affirmed all other ratings, including the 'CCC+' corporate credit rating. The negative outlook is based on concerns about the company's deteriorating operating performance. On Aug. 14, 2009, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its issue-level ratings on Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.'s 9.2% debentures due 2021, 7.875% debentures due 2023, and 8.375% debentures due 2016 to 'D' from 'CCC'. The recovery ratings on these debt...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.,Hexion Nova Scotia Finance ULC
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Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.,Hexion Nova Scotia Finance ULC