The eighth highest rating in Moody's Long-term Corporate Obligation Rating. Obligations rated Baa1 are subject to moderate credit risk. They are considered medium grade and as such may possess certain speculative characteristics. Rating one notch higher is A3. Rating one notch lower is Baa2

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