22 February 2021
LGFA CREDIT RATINGS RAISED BY S&P GLOBAL RATINGS to AA+/AAA
On 22 February 2021, S&P Global Ratings raised their long-term ratings on New Zealand to 'AA+' foreign-currency (FC) and 'AAA' local-currency (LC) and affirmed the short-term ratings at 'A-1+'.
S&P Global Ratings have subsequently raised the long-term FC rating on LGFA to 'AA+' and long-term LC rating to 'AAA', with a stable outlook.
This reflects the view by S&P Global Ratings that there is an extremely high likelihood the New Zealand government would provide LGFA with extraordinary support in a stress scenario, if needed.
A copy of the S&P Research Update is available here>>
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