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Multi-Color Corporation -- Moody's downgrades Multi-Color CFR to B3, concludes review

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") downgraded the Corporate Family Rating of Multi-Color Corporation ("Multi-Color") to B3 from Ba3 and the Probability of Default to B3-PD from Ba3-PD and confirmed all existing instrument ratings. The downgrade of CFR and PDR and confirmation of the existing debt instruments concludes the review initiated on February 26, 2019 following the announcement that Platinum Equity LLC ("Platinum Equity"), agreed to acquire Multi-Color through a merger with its portfolio company W/S Packaging Holdings, Inc. ("W/S Packaging") for $2.5 billion, including the assumption of $1.5 billion of debt. Platinum Equity is currently in the process of raising financing, which will be used to acquire Multi-Color and repay existing debt at both Multi-Color and W/S Packaging Holdings, Inc. Once the existing Multi-Color debt is repaid we will withdraw instrument ratings as well as the CFR and PDR.