London, 27 January 2012 -- Moody's Investors Service has today withdrawn all the ratings of Kazpost JSC (Kazpost). The ratings withdrawn are the company's Ba2 corporate family rating (CFR), Ba2 probability of default rating (PDR), and A3.kz national scale rating (NSR), all with a stable outlook.
Moody's has withdrawn the rating for its own business reasons. Please refer to the Moody's Investors Service's Policy for Withdrawal of Credit Ratings, available on its Web site, www.moodys.com.
This action does not reflect a change in the company's creditworthiness.
Kazpost JSC is the Kazakh national postal operator active in traditional postal services. It also participates in a wide range of financial and other services, including pension and salaries payments and express deliveries, logistics and transportation services.
Moody's National Scale Ratings (NSRs) are intended as relative measures of creditworthiness among debt issues and issuers within a country, enabling market participants to better differentiate relative risks.
NSRs differ from Moody's global scale ratings in that they are not globally comparable with the full universe of Moody's rated entities, but only with NSRs for other rated debt issues and issuers within the same country. NSRs are designated by a ".nn" country modifier signifying the relevant country, as in ".kz" for Kazakhstan. For further information on Moody's approach to national scale ratings, please refer to Moody's Rating Implementation Guidance published in March 2011 entitled "Mapping Moody's National Scale Ratings to Global Scale Ratings".
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