St. Gabriel, LA Revenue And Refunding Rating Raised To #A# From #A-# On Criteria Application

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CENTENNIAL--6 Jul--S&P Global Ratings

CENTENNIAL (S&P Global Ratings) July 5, 2018--S&P Global Ratings raised its long-term rating to 'A' from 'A-' on St. Gabriel, La.'s series 2016 limited-tax revenue and refunding bonds based on the application of its "Issue Credit Ratings Linked to U.S. Public Finance Obligors' Creditworthiness" criteria, published Jan. 22, 2018 on RatingsDirect. The outlook is stable.

"The 'A' rating further reflects our view of the city's strong budgetary flexibility and very strong liquidity" said S&P Global Rating credit analyst Katelyn Batesel.
The stable outlook reflects our expectation that, despite planned drawdowns, the city will maintain at least adequate reserves for the foreseeable future.
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