HONG KONG (Standard & Poor's) Dec. 21, 2012--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today assigned its 'A-' issue rating to the US$1.0 billion 10-year 3.25% senior unsecured notes issued by COSL Finance (BVI) Ltd. At the same time, we also assigned our 'cnAA' Greater China regional scale rating to the notes. China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL; A-/Stable/--; cnAA/--) unconditionally and irrevocably guarantees the notes, which were issued on Sept. 6, 2012. This issue rating is the same as the corporate credit rating on COSL. The notes rank pari passu with the other unsecured borrowings of the guarantor. The rating on COSL reflects the company's 'bbb-' stand-alone credit profile (SACP) and our opinion that COSL is a strategically important subsidiary of China...
Companies mentioned in this report are:
- China Oilfield Services Ltd.
- China National Offshore Oil Corp.
- COSL Finance (BVI) Ltd.
Action: New Rating
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