NEW YORK (S&P Global Ratings) Sept. 24, 2021--S&P Global Ratings today assigned its 'A-1' short-term rating to HAT Holdings I LLC and HAT Holdings II LLC's CarbonCount® green commercial paper (CP) notes, based on the irrevocable direct-pay letter of credit (LOC) provided by Bank of America N.A. Our rating on the CP notes is solely linked to our rating on the LOC provider. CarbonCount® measurements and green designation on the CP notes are assigned by the issuer and are immaterial to our credit rating analysis.
The issuers can issue up to a total aggregate amount of $100 million of CP notes with a maturity up to 397 days. The aggregate CP note face amount cannot exceed the stated LOC amount, and the amounts due upon note maturity will be funded in full with amounts available under the LOC. The LOC provides $100 million of face amount coverage, as all CP notes will be issued at a discount.
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|Primary Credit Analyst:||Nicholas Breeding, New York (303) 721-4362;|
|Research Assistant:||Bala Ramanujam, New York|
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