Standard & Poor credit rating upgrade

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Babcock International Group PLC
20 December 2022

Babcock: Standard & Poor credit rating upgrade


20 December 2022


Standard & Poor's has today raised its issuer credit rating on Babcock and its issue rating on its senior unsecured bonds to 'BBB' from 'BBB-'. The stable outlook is unchanged.

The decision to upgrade to 'BBB' reflects the near-completion of the disposals programme and subsequent reduction in debt, along with the renegotiation of legacy contracts, and a restructured and tightened cost base. The stable outlook reflects Babcock's good revenue visibility and tighter control over its cost base resulting in gradually improving margins and stronger cash flows over S&P's two-year rating horizon.





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Andrew Gollan, Director of Investor Relations

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Kate Hill, Group Director of Communications

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