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S&P, Fitch give preliminary rating for planned MOL bond issue

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Credit rating agencies Standard and Poorʼs Rating Services and Fitch Ratings have both given preliminary ratings on Thursday for the planned issue of euro-denominated bonds by Hungarian oil and gas company MOL.

S&P gave a “BB+” preliminary rating, one notch below Hungaryʼs sovereign credit rating while Fitch Ratings gave a “BBB-”, one step above the sovereign credit rating. 

S&P noted that they were assuming new bonds would be issued under the same circumstances as older MOL bonds already on the market. 

Standard and Poorʼs expects MOL to refinance €750 million of bonds maturing in 2017 with the new issue.

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