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Moody's Changes Ratings on 47 US Chemical Companies Under LGD Rating Methodology

27 Sep 2006
Moody's Changes Ratings on 47 US Chemical Companies Under LGD Rating Methodology

New York, September 27, 2006 -- Moody's Investors Service announced today the implementation of its new Probability-of-Default (PD) and Loss-Given-Default (LGD) rating methodology for the US Chemicals and Allied Products companies. The US Chemicals and Allied Products sector included 47 companies subject to the LGD methodology. Moody's current long-term credit ratings are opinions about expected credit loss which incorporate both the likelihood of default and the expected loss in the event of default. The LGD rating methodology will disaggregate these two key assessments in long-term ratings. The LGD rating methodology will also enhance the consistency in our notching practices across industries and will improve the transparency and accuracy of our ratings as our research has shown that credit losses on bank loans have tended to be lower than those for similarly rated bonds.

Probability-of-default ratings (or PDRs) are assigned only to issuers, not specific debt instruments, and use the standard Moody's alpha-numeric scale. They express Moody's opinion of the likelihood that any entity within a corporate family will default on any of its debt obligations.

Loss-given-default assessments (or LGDAs) are assigned to individual rated debt issues -- loans, bonds, and preferred stock Moody's opinion of expected loss are expressed as a percent of principal and accrued interest at the resolution of the default, with assessments ranging from LGD1 (loss anticipated to be 0% - 9%) to LGD6 (loss anticipated to be 90% - 100%).

Following is a list of the rating actions for the US Chemicals and Allied Products sector. The rating immediately after the company name denotes the corporate family rating while the percentages next to the LGDAs represent the expected LGD rates.

Airgas Inc., Ba1

PDR: Ba1

$225mm 9.125% Sr Sub Notes due 10/2011, Ba2 --> Ba2, LGD5, 89%

$150mm 6.25% Sr Sub Notes due 7/2014, Ba2 --> Ba2, LGD5, 89%

American Pacific Corporation, B2

PDR: B2

$10mm Gtd Sr Sec First Lien Revolving Credit due 2010, B2 --> Ba3, LGD2, 26%

$65mm 9.5% Gtd Sr Sec First Lien Term Loan due 2010, B2 --> Ba3, LGD2, 26%

$20mm 14.5% Gtd Sr Sec Second Lien Term Loan due 2011, Caa1 --> B3, LGD4, 66%

American Rock Salt Company LLC, B3

PDR: B3

$100mm 9.5% Gtd Sr Sec Notes due 2014, B3 --> Caa1, LGD4, 68%

Arr-Maz Custom Chemicals, B2

PDR: B2

$125mm Gtd Sr Sec First Lien Term Loan due 2012, B2 --> B1, LGD3, 36%

$15mm Gtd Sr Sec First Lien Revolver due 2012, B2 --> B1, LGD3, 36%

$52.5mm Gtd Sr Sec Second Lien Term Loan due 2013, Caa1 --> Caa1, LGD5, 86%

Ashland Inc., Ba1

PDR: Ba1

Sr Unsec MTN due through 2019, Ba1 --> Ba1, LGD4, 60%

8.8% Debentures due 2012, Ba1 --> Ba1, LGD4, 60%

6.86% MTN Series H due 2009, Ba1 --> Ba1, LGD4, 60%

6.625% Sr Notes due 2008, Ba1 --> Ba1, LGD4, 60%

Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc., B2

PDR: B2

$160mm Sr Sec Flt Rate Notes due 2011, B2 --> B3, LGD4, 68%

Chemtura Corporation, Ba1

PDR: Ba1

$500mm 6.875% Gtd Sr Notes due June 2016, Ba1 --> Ba1, LGD4, 53%

$150mm 6.875% Sr Sec Debentures due Feb 2026, Ba1 --> Ba1, LGD4, 53%

Great Lakes Chemical Corporation

$400mm 7% Gtd Sr Notes due July 2009, Ba1 --> Ba1, LGD4, 53%

CII Carbon, B1

PDR: B2

$50mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 2010, B1 --> B1, LGD3, 33%

$211mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan due 2012, B1 --> B1, LGD3, 33%

Compass Minerals Group, Inc. , B1

PDR: B1

$350mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan due 2012, B1 --> Ba3, LGD2, 29%

$125mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 2010, B1 --> Ba3, LGD2, 29%

Crystal US Holdings 3 LLC, B1

PDR: B1

$321.6mm 10.5% Sr Discount Notes due 2014, Caa2 --> B3, LGD6, 95%

$77mm 10% Sr Discount Notes due 2014, Caa2 --> B3, LGD6, 95%

BCP Crystal US Holdings Corp

EUR187mm (US$228mm) Credit-linked Letter of Credit Facility, B1 --> Ba3, LGD3, 40%

EUR313mm (US$380mm) Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 4/2009, B1 --> Ba3, LGD3, 40%

US$220mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 4/2009, B1 --> Ba3, LGD3, 40%

EUR270mm (US$327mm) Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan Facility due 4/2011, B1 --> Ba3, LGD3, 40%

$935mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan Facility due 4/2011, B1 --> Ba3, LGD3, 40%

$426mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan Facility due 4/2011, B1 --> Ba3, LGD3, 40%

$800mm 9.625% Gtd Sr Sub Global Notes due 6/2014, B3 --> B3, LGD5, 88%

EUR130mm (US$165mm) 10.375% Gtd Sr Sub Global Notes due 6/2014, B3 --> B3, LGD5, 88%

CNA Holdings, Inc

$13.765mm 7.125% MTN due 3/2009, B2 --> B3, LGD5, 80%

Various Pollution Control & Industrial Revenue Bonds due at Various Dates through 2030, B2 --> B3, LGD5, 80%

FiberVisions Delaware Corporation, B2

PDR: B2

$20mm Gtd Sr Sec First Lien Revolving Credit Facility due 2011, B2 --> B1, LGD3, 43%

$70mm Gtd Sr Sec First Lien Term Loan due 2013, B2 --> B1, LGD3, 43%

$20mm Gtd Sr Sec Second Lien Term loan due 2013, Caa1 --> Caa1, LGD5, 89%

Georgia Gulf Corporation, Ba3

PDR: Ba3

$375mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 9/2011, Ba2 --> Ba2, LGD3, 33%

$800mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan due 9/2013 , Ba2 --> Ba2, LGD3, 33%

$500mm Gtd Sr Unsec Notes due 9/2014, B1 --> B1, LGD4, 67%

$100mm 7.125% Gtd Global Unsec Notes due 12/2013, B1 --> B1, LGD4, 67%

$250mm Gtd Sr Sub Notes due 9/2016, B2 --> B2, LGD6, 93%

Graftech International Ltd., B1

PDR: B1

$215 mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 2010, Ba3 --> Ba1, LGD1, 7%

$435 mm 10.25% Gtd Sr Unsec Global Notes due 2012, B2 --> B2, LGD4, 62%

$225 mm 1.625% Gtd Sr Unsec Conv Debentures due 2024, B2 --> B2, LGD4, 62%

Hercules Incorporated, Ba2

PDR: Ba2

$150mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 10/2010, Ba1 --> Baa3, LGD2, 18%

$391mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan B due 10/2010 , Ba1 --> Baa3, LGD2, 18%

$100mm 6.60% Gtd Sr Sec Notes due 2027, Ba1 --> Baa3, LGD2, 18%

$16mm 11.125% Gtd Sr Unsec Notes due 2007, Ba2 --> Ba2, LGD3, 40%

$250mm 6.75% Gtd Sr Sub Notes due 2029, Ba3 --> Ba3, LGD4, 61%

$3mm 8.00% Conv Sub Debentures due 2010, B1 --> B1, LGD5, 89%

$217mm 6.50% Jr Sub Deferrable Int. Debentures due 2029, B1 --> B1, LGD5, 89%

Shelf - Sr Unsec, Ba2 --> Ba2, LGD3, 40%

Shelf - Sub, B1 --> Ba3, LGD4, 61%

Shelf - Jr Sub, B1 --> B1, LGD5, 89%

Shelf - Pref Cum, B1 --> B1, LGD6, 97%

Shelf - Pref Non Cum, B1 --> B1, LGD6, 97%

Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc., B2

PDR: B2

$225mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 5/2011, B2 --> Ba3, LGD2, 29%

$50mm Gtd Sr Sec Letter of Credit Facility due 5/2011, B2 --> Ba3, LGD2, 29%

$1,625mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan due 5/2013, B2 --> Ba3, LGD2, 29%

$300mm Flt Rate Gtd Second Lien Sr Sec Notes due 7/2010, B3 --> B3, LGD5, 77%

$325mm 9.0% Gtd Second Lien Sr Sec Notes due 7/2014, B3 --> B3, LGD5, 77%

$114.8mm 9.2% Unsec Debentures due 3/2021, Caa1 --> Caa1, LGD6, 94%

$246.8mm 7.875% Unsec Notes due 2/2023, Caa1 --> Caa1, LGD6, 94%

$78.0mm 8.375% S.F. Debentures due 4/2016, Caa1 --> Caa1, LGD6, 94%

$34.0mm Pollution Control Revenue Bonds Series 1992 due 12/2009, Caa1 --> B3, LGD5, 77%

Houghton International, Inc., B2

PDR: B2

$90mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan due 2011, B2 --> B2, LGD3, 45%

$25mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 2010, B2 --> B2, LGD3, 45%

Huntsman International LLC, B1

PDR: B1

$650mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due Jul 2010, Ba3 --> Ba3, LGD3, 31%

$2200mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan B due Jul 2012, Ba3 --> Ba3, LGD3, 31%

$296.01mm 11.625% Gtd Sr Sec Global Notes due Oct 2010, Ba3 --> Ba3, LGD3, 31%

$300mm 9.875% Gtd Global Notes due Mar 2009, B2 --> B2, LGD4, 69%

$150mm 9.875% Gtd Global Notes due Mar 2009, B2 --> B2, LGD4, 69%

$198mm 11.5% Gtd Sr Global Notes due Jul 2012, B2 --> B2, LGD4, 69%

EUR122.02mm 10.125% Sr Sub Notes due Jul 2009, B3 --> B3, LGD6, 91%

EUR135mm 7.5% Sr Sub Notes due Jan 2015, B3 --> B3, LGD6, 91%

EUR250mm 10.125% Sr Sub Notes due Jul 2009, B3 --> B3, LGD6, 91%

$175mm 7.375% Sr Sub Notes due Jan 2015, B3 --> B3, LGD6, 91%

$366.05mm 10.125% Sr Sub Notes due Jul 2009, B3 --> B3, LGD6, 91%

Innophos Investments Holdings, Inc., B2

PDR: B2

$120mm Flt Rate Sr Notes due 2015, Caa2 --> Caa1, LGD5, 89%

Innophos Inc.

$50mm Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 2009, B2 --> Ba2, LGD2, 17%

$220mm Sr Sec Credit Facility - Term Loan B - due 2010, B2 --> Ba2, LGD2, 17%

$190mm Sr Sub Notes due 2014, Caa1 --> B3, LGD4, 62%

INVISTA B.V., Ba2

PDR: Ba2

$400mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due Apr 2010, Ba2 --> Ba1, LGD2, 29%

$303mm Gtd Sr Sec Credit Facility - Tranche A-1, A-2 Term Loan - due 2010, Ba2 --> Ba1, LGD2, 29%

$930mm Gtd Sr Sec Credit Facility - Tranche B-1, B-2 Term Loan - due 2011, Ba2 --> Ba1, LGD2, 29%

$675mm 9.25% Sr Notes 2012, Ba3 --> Ba3, LGD5, 79%

ISP Chemco, Ba3

PDR: Ba3

$250mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 2012, Ba3 --> Ba3, LGD3, 49%

$950mm Sr Sec Credit Facility - Term Loan - due 2013, Ba3 --> Ba3, LGD3, 49%

Koppers Holdings Inc., B1

PDR: B1

$203mm 9.875% Sr Unsec Discount Global Notes due 2014, Caa1 --> B3, LGD6, 90%

Koppers Inc. (Subsidiary)

$218.30mm 9.875% Gtd Sr Sec Global Notes due 2013, B1 --> B2, LGD4, 57%

Kraton Polymers LLC, B1

PDR: B1

$385mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan due May 2013, B1 --> Ba3, LGD3, 34%

$75mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due May 2011, B1 --> Ba3, LGD3, 34%

$200M 8.125% Gtd Sub Unsec Notes due Jan 2014, B3 --> B3, LGD5, 85%

Kronos International Inc. , B1

PDR: B1

EUR400mm 6.5% Sr Sec Notes due 2013, B2 --> B2, LGD5, 75%

Lyondell Chemical Company, Ba3

PDR: Ba3

$800mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 8/2011, Ba3 --> Ba2, LGD2, 28%

$1,775mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan due 8/2013, Ba3 --> Ba2, LGD2, 28%

$430mm 9.5% Gtd Sr Sec Global Notes due 12/2008, Ba3 --> Ba2, LGD2, 28%

$849mm 9.625% Sr Sec Notes Series A due 5/2007, Ba3 --> Ba2, LGD2, 28%

$325mm 10.5% Gtd Sr Sec Global Notes due 6/2013, Ba3 --> Ba2, LGD2, 28%

$278mm 11.125 Gtd Sr Sec Notes due 7/2012, Ba3 --> Ba2, LGD2, 28%

$875mm 8.0% Gtd Sr Unsec Notes due 9/2014, B1 --> B1, LGD5, 73%

$900mm 8.25% Gtd Sr Unsec Notes due 9/2016, B1 --> B1, LGD5, 73%

$100mm 10.25% Sr Unsec Debentures due 11/2010, B1 --> B1, LGD5, 73%

$225mm 9.8% Sr Unsec Debentures due 2/2020, B1 --> B1, LGD5, 73%

$500mm 10.875% Sr Sub Notes due 5/2009, B2 --> B2, LGD6, 95%

Equistar Chemicals LP, Ba3

PDR: Ba3

$700mm 10.125% Sr Unsec Notes due 9/2008, B1 --> B1, LGD4, 64%

$600mm 8.75% Sr Unsec Notes due 2/2009, B1 --> B1, LGD4, 64%

$700mm 10.58% Sr Unsec Notes due 5/2011, B1 --> B1, LGD4, 64%

$150mm 7.55% Sr Unsec Debentures due 2/2026, B1 --> B1, LGD4, 64%

Millennium Chemicals Inc., Ba3

PDR: Ba3

$150mm 4.0% Gtd Conv Debentures due 11/2023, B1 --> B1, LGD4, 66%

Millennium America Inc.

$125mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 8/2010, Ba2 --> Baa3, LGD2, 12%

$25mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Sub Facility (Australia) due 8/2010, Ba2 --> Baa3, LGD2, 12%

$100mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan (Australia) due 8/2010, Ba2 --> Baa3, LGD2, 12%

$9mm 7.0% Gtd Sr Unsec Notes due 11/2006, B1 --> B1, LGD4, 66%

$98mm 9.25% Gtd Global Unsec Notes due 6/2008, B1 --> B1, LGD4, 66%

$275mm 9.25% Gtd Global Unsec Notes due 6/2008, B1 --> B1, LGD4, 66%

$249mm 7.625% Gtd Sr Unsec Debentures due 11/2026, B1 --> B1, LGD4, 66%

MacDermid, Incorporated, Ba2

PDR: Ba2

$301.5mm 9.125% Gtd Sr Sub Notes due 2011, Ba3 --> Ba2, LGD4, 57%

Methanex Corporation, Ba1

PDR: Ba1

$200mm 8.75% Sr Unsec Notes due 2012, Ba1 --> Ba1, LGD4, 56%

$150mm 6.00% Sr Unsec Notes due 2015, Ba1 --> Ba1, LGD4, 56%

The Mosaic Company, Ba3

PDR: Ba3

$450mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 2/18/2010, Ba2 --> Baa3, LGD2, 14%

Mosaic Global Holdings Inc.

$50mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan A due 2/18/2010, Ba2 --> Baa3, LGD2, 14%

$347mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan B due 2/18/2012, Ba2 --> Baa3, LGD2, 14%

$150mm 6.875% Sr Unsec Debentures due 7/15/2007, B1 --> B2, LGD5, 89%

$150mm 7.30% Notes due 1/15/2028, B1 --> B2, LGD5, 89%

$400mm 10.875% Gtd Global Notes due 6/1/2008, Ba3 --> Ba3, LGD4, 57%

$104mm 11.250% Gtd Global Notes Series B due 6/1/2011, Ba3 --> Ba3, LGD4, 57%

$300.0mm 11.250% Gtd Global Notes Series B due 6/1/2011, Ba3 --> Ba3, LGD4, 57%

$19mm 9.45% Sr Debentures due 12/15/2011, B1 --> B2, LGD5, 89%

$395mm 10.875% Gtd Global Notes due 8/1/2013, Ba3 --> Ba3, LGD4, 57%

$90mm 7.375% Debentures due 8/1/2018, B1 --> B2, LGD5, 89%

Phosphate Acquisition Partners L.P.

$150mm 7.0% Sr Unsec Notes due 2/15/2008, Ba3 --> B2, LGD6, 95%

Nalco Finance Holdings, B1

PDR: B1

$250mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 11/2009, B1 --> Ba2, LGD2, 29%

Nalco Company

$79mm Gtd Sr Sec Credit Facility - Term Loan A - due 11/2009 ($ and EUR), B1 --> Ba2, LGD2, 29%

$1071mm Gtd Sr Sec Credit Facility - Term Loan B - due 11/2010, B1 --> Ba2, LGD2, 29%

$920.1mm 7.75% Sr Notes due 2011 ($ and EUR), B2 --> B1, LGD3, 43%

$465mm 8.875% Sr Sub Notes due 2013, Caa1 --> B3, LGD5, 86%

EUR200mm 9.0% Sr Sub Notes due 2013, Caa1 --> B3, LGD5, 86%

$360mm Sr Discount Global Notes due 02/2014, Caa2 --> B3, LGD6, 95%

NewMarket Corporation, Ba3

PDR: Ba3

$100mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 2009, Ba2 --> Baa3, LGD2, 12%

$150mm Sr Unsec Notes due 2010, B1 --> B2, LGD5, 81%

NOVA Chemical Corporation, Ba2

PDR: Ba2

$400mm Flt Rate Global Sr Unsec Notes due 11/2013, Ba2 --> Ba2, LGD4, 57%

$400mm 6.5% Global Sr Unsec Notes due 1/2012, Ba2 --> Ba2, LGD4, 57%

$125mm 7.25% Sr Unsec Debentures due 8/2028, Ba2 --> Ba2, LGD4, 57%

$100mm 7.875% Sr Unsec Debentures due 9/2025, Ba2 --> Ba2, LGD4, 57%

Oglebay Norton Company, B1

PDR: B1

$55mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 2011, B1 --> B1, LGD3, 45%

$140mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan B due 2012, B1 --> B1, LGD3, 49%

$35mm Gtd Sr Sec Delayed Draw Term Loan due 2012, B1 --> B1, LGD3, 49%

OM Group, B2

PDR: B2

$400mm 9.25% Gtd Sr Sub Notes due 2011, Caa1 --> B3, LGD4, 58%

OMNOVA Solutions Inc., B2

PDR: B2

$100mm Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 2006, B1 --> Ba2, LGD2, 21%

$165mm 11.25% Sr Sec Notes due 2010, B2 --> B3, LGD4, 64%

PolyOne Corporation, B2

PDR: B2

$300mm 10.625% Sr Global Unsec Notes due 5/2010, B3 --> B2, LGD4, 59%

$200mm 8.875% Sr Unsec Notes due 5/2012, B3 --> B2, LGD4, 59%

$50mm 7.5% Sr Unsec Debentures due 12/2015, B3 --> B2, LGD4, 59%

$20mm 7.11% Unsec MTN, P.S.#3 due 6/2007, B3 --> B2, LGD4, 59%

$10mm 7.16% Unsec MTN, P.S.#4 due 6/2008, B3 --> B2, LGD4, 59%

$10mm 6.89% Unsec MTN, P.S.#6 due 9/2008, B3 --> B2, LGD4, 59%

$20mm 6.91% Unsec MTN, P.S.#7 due 10/2009, B3 --> B2, LGD4, 59%

$20mm 6.52% Unsec MTN, P.S.#8 due 2/2010, B3 --> B2, LGD4, 59%

$20mm 6.58% Unsec MTN, P.S.#9 due 2/2011, B3 --> B2, LGD4, 59%

PQ Corporation, B1

PDR: B1

$365mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan due 2012, B1 --> Ba2, LGD2, 26%

$275mm 7.50% Gtd Sr Sub Notes due 2013, B3 --> B3, LGD5, 84%

$100mm Gtd Sr Sec Credit Facility due 2011, B1 --> Ba2, LGD2, 26%

Reichhold Industries Inc., B1

PDR: B1

$195mm 9.00% Gtd Sr Notes due 2014, B2 --> B2, LGD4, 61%

Rockwood Specialties Group Inc., B1

PDR: B1

EUR37.2mm (US$47.5mm) Gtd Sr Sec Credit Facility Tranche A-1 Term Loan due July 30, 2011, B1 --> Ba2, LGD2, 27%

EUR1.6mm (US$2m) Gtd Sr Sec Credit Facility Tranche A-2 Term Loan due July 30, 2011, B1 --> Ba2, LGD2, 27%

$1134mm Gtd Sr Sec Credit Facility Tranche E Term Loan due July 30, 2012, B1 --> Ba2, LGD2, 27%

EUR272.1mm (US$347.9mm) Gtd Sr Sec Credit Facility Tranche F Term Loan due July 30, 2012, B1 --> Ba2, LGD2, 27%

$250mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due July 30, 2010, B1 --> Ba2, LGD2, 27%

$273mm 10.625% Gtd Sr Sub Notes due 2011, B3 --> B3, LGD5, 81%

$200mm 7.500% Gtd Sr Sub Notes due 2014, B3 --> B3, LGD5, 81%

EUR375mm (US$480.1mm) 7.625% Gtd Sr Sub Notes due 2014, B3 --> B3, LGD5, 81%

Sensient Technologies Corporation, Ba1

PDR: Ba1

$150mm 6.50% Notes due April 2009 , Ba1 --> Ba1, LGD4, 59%

Supresta LLC, B1

PDR: B1

$140mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan due 2011, B1 --> Ba3, LGD3, 35%

$25mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 2009, B1 --> Ba3, LGD3, 35%

Terra Industries Inc., B1

PDR: B1

$200mm 12.875% Gtd Sr Sec Notes due 10/2008, B1 --> Ba3, LGD3, 31%

$131.3mm 11.5% Gtd Second Priority Sr Sec Notes due 06/2010, B2 --> B2, LGD4, 68%

Texas Petrochemicals LP, Ba3

PDR: Ba3

$280mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan due 2013, Ba3 --> Ba3, LGD4, 51%

Tronox Worldwide LLC, Ba3

PDR: Ba3

$250mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due Nov 2010, Ba2 --> Ba1, LGD2, 21%

$199mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan due Nov 2011, Ba2 --> Ba1, LGD2, 21%

$350mm 9.5% Gtd Sr Unsec Notes due Dec 2012, B1 --> B1, LGD5, 75%

Unifrax Corporation, B2

PDR: B2

$50mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolver due 2012, B2 --> Ba3, LGD2, 28%

$180mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan B due 2013, B2 --> Ba3, LGD2, 28%

United Agri Products, Ba3

PDR: Ba3

$675mm Gtd Sr Sec Revolving Credit Facility due 2011, Ba2 --> Ba1, LGD2, 20%

$175mm Gtd Sr Sec Term Loan due 2012, Ba3 --> Ba3, LGD3, 46%

VeraSun Energy Corporation, B2

PDR: B2

$210mm 9.875% Gtd Sr Sec Notes due 2012, B2 --> B2, LGD4, 53%

Wellman Inc., B2

PDR: B2

$185mm Gtd First Lien Term Loan due 2009, B1 --> Ba3, LGD2, 29%

$265mm Gtd Second Lien Term Loan due 2010, B2 --> B3, LGD5, 76%

Westlake Chemical Corporation, Ba2

PDR: Ba2

$250mm 6.625% Gtd Sr Unsec Notes due 1/2016, Ba2 --> Ba3, LGD5, 74%

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