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06-21-16 Fitch Upgrades Issuer Default to BB+

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DETROIT—Fitch Ratings, Inc upgraded Wayne County’s Bond Rating from “B” to “BB+”. This is a four notch upgrade which is quite uncommon. This upgrade is a reflection of the progress Wayne County has made toward eliminating its financial distress by implementing the Recovery Plan that realigns expenditures and long-term liabilities to match revenue. The improved rating is expected to make it possible for the County to borrow the money necessary to complete work at the Gratiot Jail Site and at a lower interest rate