Lianhe Global has affirmed ‘BBB-’ global scale Long-term Issuer Credit Rating of Liangshan Development (Holdings) Group Co., Ltd. (“LDHG”); Rating Outlook Stable
The Issuer Rating reflects a high possibility that the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture Government (“Liangshan government”) would provide strong support to LDHG if needed, in light of the Liangshan government’s majority ownership in LDHG, the strategic importance of LDHG to Liangshan and the strong linkage between the Liangshan government and LDHG, including management supervision and strategic alignment. In addition, the Liangshan government may face significant negative impact on its reputation, business and financing activities should LDHG encounter any operational or financial difficulties.
The Stable Outlook reflects our expectation that LDHG’s strategic importance would remain intact while the Liangshan government will continue to ensure LDHG’s stable operation. The Liangshan government has provided ongoing strong support to LDHG, including asset and capital injections, equity transfers, financial subsidies, preferential tax policies, etc.