DBRS Limited (DBRS Morningstar) assigned a rating of BBB with a Stable trend to Brookfield Finance Inc.’s (BFI or the Company) $400 million 4.625% Subordinated Notes due October 16, 2080 (the Hybrid Notes). The Hybrid Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a subordinated basis, by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (rated A (low) with a Stable trend by DBRS Morningstar).
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