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CFO.com StaffJuly 27, 2001

Indicative Corporate Bond Yields/Spreads

(10-year industrial, option adjusted) (Wk ending July 19-2001)

CURRENT WEEK AGO YEAR AGO
Rating** Yield Spread* Yield Spread* Yield Spread*
AAA 5.553% 79 5.588% 83 7.270 104
AA 5.760 98 5.773 98 7.455 124
A 6.193 131 6.215 133 7.751 153
BBB 7.060 202 7.071 205 8.305 209
BB 8.906 400 8.901 400 10.239 397
B 13.047 810 13.158 823 11.948 561
C 25.030 2001 25.607 2061 20.988 1471

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* Basis points over Treasurys ** Standard & Poor’s

Source: Merrill Lynch & Co.