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Fitch Ratings gives TVA bonds 'negative' outlook

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Fitch Ratings has assigned an “AAA” rating to the $1-billion 2012 series B Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) global power bonds. The bonds were priced Dec. 18, 2012. Proceeds from the 2012 series B bonds will be primarily used to refinance outstanding debt. In addition Fitch awarded a parity global power bond rating of “AAA” on the $22.6-billion ...

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Hancock Fabrics amends, restates credit agreement

BALDWYN — Hancock Fabrics Inc. has entered into an amended and restated loan and security agreement. The new, $100-million senior secured asset-based credit facility matures in November 2016 and replaces the company’s existing revolving credit agreement, which would have matured in August 2013. General Electric Capital Corporation will serve as working capital agent, issuing bank, and syndication agent. GE Capital ...

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Committee chair vows to work on bond package next session

JACKSON — The Mississippi House and Senate will try to agree on a package of long-term borrowing next year, after failing to authorize one this past spring, a top lawmaker said. Senate Finance Committee chairman Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, said leaders want to cover the state’s needs without creating too much bond debt. The state issues bonds as long-term financing for ...

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Fitch gives hospital bonds 'negative' outlook

HATTIESBURG — Fitch Ratings has affirmed its “A” rating on the following bonds issued on behalf of Forrest County General Hospital (Forest Health) (MS): — $70,000,000 Mississippi Hospital Equipment and Facilities Authority revenue bonds, series 2010; — $43,265,000 Mississippi Hospital Equipment and Facilities Authority, series 2009. The Rating Outlook is revised to “negative” from “stable.” Forrest Health owns and operates ...

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Fitch Ratings 'negative' about senior student loan notes

JACKSON — Fitch Ratings has affirmed the senior student loan notes issued by Mississippi Higher Education Assistance Corp. (MHEAC), 1993 Trust Indenture. The Rating Outlook is “negative.” Fitch wrote: “The collateral supporting the notes comprises 95 percent cash and 5 percent student loans originated under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). The Negative Outlook on the senior notes is ...

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Fitch downgrades Mississippi Power after PSC blocks rate hike

GULFPORT — Fitch Ratings has downgraded the Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of Mississippi Power Company (Mississippi Power) to “A-“ from “A” and revised the Rating Outlook to “negative” from “stable.” Fitch wrote: “The downgrade is driven by the recent Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) order to deny Mississippi Power’s revenue increase request to earn a cash return on construction work ...

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Fitch returns rating status of Old Republic to 'negative'

RIDGELAND — Fitch Ratings has revised the rating watch status for Old Republic International Corporation (ORI) and its insurance company subsidiaries to “negative” from “positive” following the company’s announcement to withdraw the spin-off of Republic Financial Indemnity Group Inc. (RFIG). Fitch had most recently placed the ratings on rating watch positive March 23 after ORI’s announced plan to spin off ...

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Full House lands financing to purchase Silver Slipper Casino

BAY ST. LOUIS — Las Vegas, Nev.-based Full House Resorts reports it has obtained financing commitments for new credit facilities totaling $75 million to fund the company’s acquisition of the Silver Slipper Casino. The financing will consist of a $55 million first lien credit facility and a $20 million second lien facility. Capital One N.A. will serve as administrative agent ...

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Southern AgCredit mailing dividends totaling $6.35M

RIDGELAND — The Southern AgCredit board of directors recently approved a patronage dividend for borrowers based on the financing cooperative’s solid 2011 earnings. Checks are being mailed to customers in mid-February. Southern AgCredit customers will receive a check for their portion of the $6.35 million cash patronage, plus a statement detailing their share of the allocation that is eligible for ...

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Choctaws used credit to pay for casino construction

SANDERSVILLE — Although the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians said in May that profits from its casino had paid off its $18 million construction costs at its Bok Homa casino in Jones County, financial documents show that the tribe used a $10-million line of credit to help pay that cost. A campaign flier from Beasley Denson, the tribe’s miko, or ...

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