DBRS Limited (DBRS Morningstar) assigned ratings of BBB (high) with Stable trends to the following Medium Term Notes (Unsecured) (Senior Notes) issued by Enbridge Inc.:
-- $700 million 5.969% Senior Notes due March 8, 2026
-- $2,300 million 5.700% Sustainability-Linked Senior Notes due March 8, 2033
The newly issued debt instruments are guaranteed by Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. and Spectra Energy Partners, LP, both of which are indirect, wholly owned subsidiaries of Enbridge Inc.
DBRS Morningstar based its assigned ratings on these newly issued debt instruments on the rating of the already-outstanding series of Senior Unsecured Notes.
ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, GOVERNANCE CONSIDERATIONS
There were no Environmental/Social/Governance (ESG) factors that had a significant or relevant effect on the credit analysis.
A description of how DBRS Morningstar considers ESG factors within the DBRS Morningstar analytical framework can be found in the DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings at https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/396929/dbrs-morningstar-criteria-approach-to-environmental-social-and-governance-risk-factors-in-credit-ratings (May 17, 2022).
All figures are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.
The principal methodologies applicable to the ratings are Global Methodology for Rating Companies in the Pipeline and Midstream Energy Industry (November 3, 2022; https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/404917), DBRS Morningstar Global Criteria: Preferred Share and Hybrid Security Criteria for Corporate Issuers (October 20, 2022; https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/404248), and DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Guarantees and Other Forms of Support (April 4, 2022; https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/394683).
The rating methodologies used in the analysis of this transaction can be found at: https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/about/methodologies.
A description of how DBRS Morningstar analyzes corporate finance transactions and how the methodologies are collectively applied can be found at: https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/397223/interplay-of-global-corporate-finance-rating-methodologies-when-analyzing-corporate-finance-transactions.
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