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American Transmission Systems, Incorporated -- Moody's assigns new Baa1 Issuer Rating to American Transmission Systems Inc.; outlook stable

Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") assigned a Baa1 first time Issuer Rating to American Transmission Systems, Incorporated (ATSI), a transmission subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (Baa3, stable). Also, Moody's affirmed the Baa1 senior unsecured rating on ATSI's long-term debt.