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YPF Sociedad Anonima -- Moody's assigns B2 rating to YPF's proposed notes due 2029; stable outlook

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has assigned a B2 rating to YPF Sociedad Anonima's ("YPF") proposed senior unsecured notes due 2029. The rating of the proposed notes assumes that the final transaction documents will not be materially different from draft legal documentation reviewed by Moody's to date and assume that these agreements are legally valid, binding and enforceable. The ratings are mainly constrained by YPF's concentration of operations in Argentina, a moderate-to-high foreign-currency risk given that most of the company's debt is denominated in foreign currency, its portfolio of majority mature producing fields and its rigid labor cost structure.