From: "Meghan Ashford-Grooms" <mashford-grooms@statesman.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 18:32:51 -0500
To: Meghan Ashford-Grooms <mashford-grooms@statesman.com>

Subject: Fw: question from PolitiFact Texas
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 13:47:17 -0400
From: Brian.Bertsch
To: mashford-grooms@statesman.com

Per your inquiry, Fitch initiated its AAA rating on the U.S. in August of 1994.  It has always been rated AAA.

Brian

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Brian D. Bertsch
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Fitch Ratings