FACTBOX-High-yield refunding risk over next 5 years

NEW YORK, Feb 1 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. junk issuers face the
greatest refunding requirements as $1.355 trillion in total
debt mature in the next five years, Moody’s Investors Service
said in a report on Monday.

About $550 billion of investment-grade corporate bonds are
maturing over the next five years, compared to $805 billion for
speculative issuers, including $555 billion in bank loans and
revolvers and $250 billion of bonds.

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The following is a table of the top ten high-yield debt
maturing over the next five years, according to Moody’s.
TOP TEN JUNK-RATED DEBT MATURING IN NEXT FIVE YEARS (*)
ISSUER NAME MATURING DEBT AMOUNT INDUSTRY
Texas Competitive Electric $24 bln Energy
HCA, Inc. $15 Health Care
Ford Motor Company $15 Automotive
First Data Corporation $15 Technology
Charter Communications $11 Media
Univision Communications $9 Media
Georgia-Pacific LLC $8 Forest Products
Calpine Corporation $7 Energy
Freescale Semiconductor $7 Technology
CHS/Community Health Systems $7 Health Care
* Maturities as of 11/12/09; rating and outlooks as of 1/21/10

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(Reporting by Walden Siew; Editing by Andrew Hay)

FACTBOX-High-yield refunding risk over next 5 years