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Compass Group Finance Netherlands B.V. -- Moody's assigns P-2 rating to Compass' commercial paper programme

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today assigned Prime-2 (P-2) short term ratings to the $2 billion commercial paper programme issued by Compass Group PLC (Compass or the company) and Compass Group Finance Netherlands B.V., an indirect subsidiary of Compass. The company's A3 long term debt ratings, the (P) A3 rating of the company's GBP 4 billion Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN) programme, and the Prime-2 (P-2) short term issuer ratings of Compass and Compass Group Finance Netherlands B.V. are unchanged. The programme is guaranteed by Compass Group PLC and is backstopped by a syndicated bank facility of GBP 1 billion and GBP 690 million bilateral bank loan agreements, both of which mature in fiscal year 2021, ending September 2021.