Fitch Updates Recovery Analyses for U.S. Food and Restaurant Companies

CHICAGO--()--Fitch Ratings has published updated recovery analyses for the following U.S. food and restaurant companies:

--Big Heart Pet Brands

--DineEquity, Inc.

The interactive recovery analysis worksheets are available at 'www.fitchratings.com' under the following headers:

Sectors >> Corporate Finance >> Corporates >> Research

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'Recovery Ratings and Notching Criteria for Non-financial Corporate Issuers' (Nov. 19, 2013);

--'Corporate Rating Methodology' (Aug. 5, 2013);

--'US Food, Beverage, Tobacco and Restaurants - Recovery Rating Methodology' (March 20, 2008).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research: U.S. Food and Restaurant Recovery Models - Second Quarter 2014

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=805968

Corporate Rating Methodology - Including Short-Term Ratings and Parent and Subsidiary Linkage

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=749393

US Food, Beverage, Tobacco and Restaurants ¬タヤ Recovery Rating Methodology

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=379286

Recovery Ratings and Notching Criteria for Non-Financial Corporate Issuers - Effective from 19 November 2013 to 18 November 2014

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=721836

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Contacts

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Director
+1-312-368-3195
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
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or
Judi M. Rossetti, CFA, CPA
Senior Director
+1-312-368-2077
or
Wesley E. Moultrie, II CPA
Managing Director
+1-312-368-3186
or
Media Relations:
Brian Bertsch, New York, +1 212-908-0549
Email: brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com

Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Carla Norfleet Taylor, CFA
Director
+1-312-368-3195
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
70 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
or
Judi M. Rossetti, CFA, CPA
Senior Director
+1-312-368-2077
or
Wesley E. Moultrie, II CPA
Managing Director
+1-312-368-3186
or
Media Relations:
Brian Bertsch, New York, +1 212-908-0549
Email: brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com