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TEXT-S&P reinstates Tenet notes 'B+' rating

Oct 9 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today corrected an error by reinstating its 'B+' issue-level rating and '2' recovery rating on Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s

$1 billion 8.875% senior secured notes due 2019. The ratings were withdrawn due to an administrative error.

(For the corporate credit rating rationale, see our research update on Tenet Healthcare, published Oct. 1, 2012.)

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Complete ratings information is available to subscribers of RatingsDirect on the Global Credit Portal at

. All ratings affected by this rating action can be found on Standard & Poor's public Web site at . Use the Ratings search box located in the left column. (New York Ratings Team)

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