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EMD FINANCE LLC -- Moody's affirms Merck KGaA's ratings; stable outlook

NOTE: On April 17, 2019, the press release was corrected as follows: In the third sentence, the description of the affirmed rating was changed to “short term issuer rating.” Revised release follows. Paris, April 16, 2019 -- Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") has today affirmed Merck KGaA's ('Merck') issuer rating, senior unsecured Medium Term Note and subordinated ratings at Baa1, (P)Baa1 and Baa3 respectively.