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Ferroglobe PLC -- Moody's downgrades Ferroglobe's corporate family rating to B3; ratings placed on review for downgrade

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today downgraded to B3 from B1 Ferroglobe PLC's ('Ferroglobe') corporate family rating (CFR) and to B3-PD from B1-PD its probability of default rating (PDR). Concurrently, Moody's downgraded to Caa1 from B3 the senior unsecured rating of the $350 million of senior unsecured notes issued by Ferroglobe and due in 2022. "The downgrade reflects Ferroglobe's weak operating performance in Q1 2019, and further downward adjustment of Moody's projections for 2019-2020.