Fitch Ratings - Chicago - 16 July 2019: Fitch Ratings has upgraded the long-term IDR of CITGO Holding, Inc. (Holdco) to 'CCC+' from 'CCC', upgraded the ratings of all senior secured debt at Holdco to 'B+'/'RR1' from 'B'/'RR1', and assigned a 'B+'/'RR1(EXP)' rating to the new Holdco secured notes and term loan. Proceeds from the new secured notes and term loan will be used to pay off the company's existing 10.75% 2020 Holdco notes. Fitch has also affirmed the long-term IDR of CITGO Petroleum Corp. (Opco) at 'B', and affirmed the 'BB'/'RR1' ratings for Opco's secured notes, term loan and IRBs. The Outlook at Opco remains Stable. 

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