KazTransGas says Standard & Poor's affirmed the company's ratings, outlook "stable"
/KASE, May 13, 2019/ – KazTransGas (Nur-Sultan), whose bonds are officially 
listed on Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE), has informed KASE about the 
following:

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On April 30, 2019 international rating agency S&P Global Ratings (hereinafter – 
S&P) affirmed long-term corporate credit ratings of KazTransGas at "ВВ". The 
outlook on ratings – "Stable". Outlook "Stable" on KTG reflects the similar 
forecast on the rating of National company "KazMunayGaz" (hereinafter – the 
Shareholder). At the same time, S&P analysts anticipate that KTG will be in a 
position to fund its investment program with internally generated cash flows. As
a result, they assess KTG's stand-alone credit profile (SACP) at 'bb'.

Thus, the outlook on KTG's rating caused a similar rating action with regard to 
the Shareholder, since subsidiaries cannot have a rating higher than the rating
of the parent company, because there are no effective mechanisms for protection
from potential negative intervention of the Shareholder.

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More details are available on KASE website – 
http://kase.kz/files/emitters/KZTG/kztg_confirmation_rating_300419_1139.pdf

[2019-05-13]