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FOR: HUSKY ENERGY INC.
Husky Energy announces ratings upgrade from Standard & Poor's
Jul 27, 2006 - 11:59 ET
CALGARY--(CCNMatthews - July 27) - Mr. John C.S. Lau, President & Chief Executive Officer of Husky Energy Inc., announced today that Standard & Poor's Rating Services, a global credit rating agency, has raised the Company's long-term corporate credit and senior unsecured debt ratings from BBB to BBB+ with a stable outlook.
In upgrading the long-term rating, Standard & Poor's based its decision on Husky's recent start of production at White Rose and the Company's very good internal growth prospects, competitive full cycle cost profile and consistently moderate financial risk profile.
"We are pleased that Standard & Poor's has recognized the Company's strong financial and operational performance," said Mr. Lau. "By maintaining our focus on financial discipline, together with strong oil prices and growth in Husky's high-quality diversified asset portfolio, we believe the Company's financial and operational performance will continue to improve."
Husky Energy is a Canadian based, integrated energy and energy-related company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Husky Energy is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol HSE.
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