TEL AVIV, Israel, October 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
ICL (NYSE and TASE: ICL) today announced, further to its announcement dated June 20, 2016 (reference number 2016-02-053574), that Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") has lowered the company's international corporate credit rating to BBB- with stable outlook. S&P's downgrade primarily reflects the weakened state of the global fertilizers market and follows downgrades to several of ICL's peer companies over the past year. ICL's rating remains investment grade. According to the company's estimate, the impact on its financial expenses will be negligible, if at all.