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Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. -- Moody's says Teekay's ratings unaffected following announced plan to sell remaining TOO equity ownership

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") said that Teekay Corporation's (Teekay or Parent, B3 stable) plan to sell its remaining minority interests in Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (TOO, B3 stable), one of its two master limited partnership (MLP) subsidiaries, for $100 million to Brookfield Business Partners LP is credit positive. Despite this credit profile enhancement, Teekay's ratings remain unchanged at this time, including the B2 rating on the new secured bond and B3 Corporate Family Rating.