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Carrefour S.A. -- Moody's changes outlook on Carrefour to negative; affirms ratings

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today affirmed the ratings on France-based food retailer Carrefour S.A.'s (Carrefour) (P) Baa1 senior unsecured medium term notes program and (P)P-2 other short term. Concurrently, Moody's changed Carrefour's outlook to negative from stable. "Moody's decision to change Carrefour's outlook to negative reflects our view that additional restructuring measures will be necessary to restore earnings and market shares as operating challenges grow for the French food retailing industry," said Vincent Gusdorf, a Vice President -- Senior Analyst at Moody's and lead analyst for Carrefour.