DBRS Limited (DBRS Morningstar) discontinued the Issuer Rating of Yellow Pages Limited (the Company) as well as the Senior Secured Notes and Subordinated Exchangeable Debentures ratings of Yellow Pages Digital & Media Solutions Limited, the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary.
DBRS Morningstar discontinued and withdrew the Company’s Issuer Rating of B (high) with a Stable trend and its subsidiary’s Subordinated Exchangeable Debentures rating of B (high) with a Stable trend and a recovery rating of RR4 at the Company’s request and not because of credit risk. DBRS Morningstar discontinued the subsidiary’s Senior Secured Notes rating of B (high) with a Stable trend and a recovery rating of RR2 because all outstanding debt has been repaid.
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