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Moody's Upgrades Chatham Township's GO to Aaa; Assigns Stable Outlook

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NEW YORK - Moody's Investors Service has upgraded Chatham Township'S outstanding general obligation rating to Aaa from Aa1. This rating action affects approximately $5.8 million in rated debt. Concurrently, Moody's has assigned a stable outlook.

The Aaa rating reflects the township's sizable and affluent tax base located within commuting distance of the New York City (Aa2 stable) metropolitan job market. The rating also considers the township's history of strong financial operations leading to very strong reserves and low debt burden.

Rating OutlookThe stable outlook reflects the expectation that the township's finances will remain strong in the near-term. Obligor Profile

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Chatham Township is located in Morris County (Aaa stable) approximately 25 miles west of New York City. The township's population is 10,452 according to the 2010 US Census.

Methodology

The principal methodology used in this rating was US Local Government General Obligation Debt published in December 2016. Please see the Rating Methodologies page on www.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology.

Regulatory Disclosures

For ratings issued on a program, series or category/class of debt, this announcement provides certain regulatory disclosures in relation to each rating of a subsequently issued bond or note of the same series or category/class of debt or pursuant to a program for which the ratings are derived exclusively from existing ratings in accordance with Moody's rating practices. For ratings issued on a support provider, this announcement provides certain regulatory disclosures in relation to the credit rating action on the support provider and in relation to each particular credit rating action for securities that derive their credit ratings from the support provider's credit rating. For provisional ratings, this announcement provides certain regulatory disclosures in relation to the provisional rating assigned, and in relation to a definitive rating that may be

 

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