Agilent Debt Rating Lowered

In downgrading the company's debt to below investment grade, S&P cites its subpar operating performance and weakening credit measures

On Feb. 7, 2003, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its corporate credit and senior note ratings on Agilent Technologies (A ) to 'BB' from 'BBB-'. At the same time, the existing senior unsecured bank loan rating was withdrawn.

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