October 14, 2015

Fonterra notifies affirmation of credit rating

Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd is pleased to advise that it has been notified by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services that they have affirmed Fonterra’s credit rating.

This affirmation follows the release of Standard & Poor’s rating criteria for agricultural co-operatives which applies to Fonterra. 

Standard & Poor’s has affirmed Fonterra’s long-term rating of A and short-term rating of A-1. The outlook remains stable. Standard & Poor’s has also affirmed the issue ratings on all of Fonterra’s debt, including the subordinated notes which are rated A-.  

Chief Financial Officer Lukas Paravicini welcomed Standard & Poor’s affirmation, reflecting their view of Fonterra’s strong business position as a low cost, leading global dairy co-operative with significant financial flexibility.