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LANXESS Group ratings

Access to the capital markets and good relations with German and international commercial banks are essential for achieving our financial management objectives. Accordingly, ongoing dialogue and communication with banks, investors and rating agencies are of crucial importance. In fiscal 2012, the latter continued to assess LANXESS’s creditworthiness with ratings of BBB and Baa2 with stable outlook. They emphasized the improved positioning of our businesses and the importance of our conservative financial policy in the retention of these ratings.

Development of LANXESS Ratings and Rating Outlook Since 2008
           
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
           
Standard & Poor’s BBB/stable
May 16, 2008
BBB/stable
May 28, 2009
BBB/stable
Sep. 1, 2010
BBB/stable
Aug. 23, 2011
BBB/stable
Aug. 31, 2012
Moody’s Investors Service Baa2/stable
July 25, 2008
Baa2/stable
May 26, 2009
Baa2/stable
May 19, 2010
Baa2/stable
Nov. 23, 2011
Baa2/stable
Sep. 26, 2012
Fitch Ratings BBB/stable
Dec. 4, 2008
BBB/stable
July 20, 2009
BBB/stable
Dec. 17, 2010
BBB/stable
Nov. 22, 2011
BBB/stable
Sep. 13, 2012
 

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