RADNOR, Pa., May 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -Avantor Performance Materials, Inc.. (NYSE: AVTR) ("Avantor" or the "Company"), a leading global provider of mission critical products and services to customers in the life sciences and advanced technologies & applied materials industries, today announced that Fitch Ratings upgraded its long-term issuer default rating (IDR) to 'BB-'/Stable Outlook.
"We appreciate Fitch's recognition of Avantor's strong financial and operational performance and resulting upgrade. Our first quarter results reflect the resiliency of our business model," said Thomas Szlosek, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Avantor. "We remain focused on driving our performance and are well positioned for growth."
Avantor® is a leading global provider of mission critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. We operate in more than 30 countries and deliver an extensive portfolio of products and services. We set science in motion to create a better world. For more information, visit www.avantorsciences.com.
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