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Alcon Inc. -- Moody's assigns Baa2 issuer rating to Alcon; stable outlook

Moody's Investors Service has assigned a Baa2 long-term issuer rating to Alcon Inc. ("Alcon" or "the company"). This is the first time that Moody's assigned ratings to Alcon, a global manufacturer of eye care medical equipment and products which is being spun off from Novartis AG (Novartis, A1 stable).