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Retail Opportunity Investments Prtshp, LP -- Moody's affirms ROIC's ratings; outlook stable.

Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) affirmed today Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.'s (ROIC) Baa2 issuer rating, and ROIC's operating subsidiary, Retail Opportunity Investments Partnership, LP's Baa2 senior unsecured debt rating. The rating affirmation reflects ROIC's strong operating performance with consistently high occupancy rates, sound liquidity, and Moody's expectation that ROIC's leverage will improve.