KBRA Releases Report Assigning AA+ Rating with Stable Outlook to North Slope Borough, Alaska General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022A (General Purpose), 2022B (Schools) and 2022C (Public Housing); Affirms Parity Debt
On September 28, 2022 KBRA assigned a long-term rating of AA+ with a Stable Outlook to the North Slope Borough, Alaska: General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022A (General Purpose); General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022B (Schools); and, General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022C (Public Housing). KBRA additionally affirmed the long-term rating of AA+ with a Stable Outlook for the Borough’s outstanding general obligation bonds.
Further information on key credit considerations, sensitivity analyses that consider what factors can affect these credit ratings and how they could lead to an upgrade or a downgrade, andESG factors (where they are a key driver behind the change to the credit rating or rating outlook) can be found in the full rating report referenced above.
A description of all substantially material sources that were used to prepare the credit rating and information on the methodology(ies) (inclusive of any material models and sensitivity analyses of the relevant key rating assumptions, as applicable) used in determining the credit rating is available in the Information Disclosure Form(s) located here.
Information on the meaning of each rating category can be located here.
Further disclosures relating to this rating action are available in the Information Disclosure Form(s) referenced above. Additional information regarding KBRA policies, methodologies, rating scales and disclosures are available at www.kbra.com.
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