Fitch Rates BOC Aviation’s USD Senior Notes Final ‘A-‘

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP March 30, 2015 12:51

Fitch Rates BOC Aviation’s USD Senior Notes Final ‘A-‘

Fitch Ratings has assigned BOC Aviation US$750m 3.0% senior unsecured notes due 2020 a final rating of ‘A-‘. The notes are issued under the aircraft leasing company’s USD5bn global medium-term note (GMTN) programme.
This follows the completion of the notes issue and receipt of final documentation conforming to information already received. The final rating is the same as the expected rating assigned on 23 March 2015. Proceeds from the senior notes would be used for the company’s capital expenditure and general corporate purposes.

The notes are rated at the same level as BOC Aviation’s ‘A-‘ Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR). This is because the notes constitute direct, unsubordinated and senior unsecured obligations of the company, and rank equally with all its other unsecured and unsubordinated obligations.

The IDR, presently on a Stable Outlook, reflects Fitch’s view of a very high probability of extraordinary support to BOC Aviation from its ultimate parent, Bank of China Limited (BOC; A/Stable).

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP March 30, 2015 12:51