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Diamond (BC) B.V. -- Moody's changes Diversey's outlook to negative

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") affirmed the Corporate Family Rating (CFR) of Diamond (BC) B.V. (Diversey) at B3, but changed the outlook to negative from stable. Other ratings affirmed include the B1 rating on the revolving credit facility and first lien term loan, the Caa2 on the senior unsecured notes due 2025 and the Probability of Default rating at B3-PD. "Since the separation from Sealed Air less than 2 years ago the company has faced fx and inflation headwinds and underachieved on its plans to improve margins, grow EBITDA, and generate positive free cash flow," according to Joseph Princiotta, Senior Vice President at Moody's. "Metrics are below expectations and the outlook in 2019 is for flattish EBITDA and negative free cash flow, weakening metrics further," Princiotta added.