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Fitch Rates Olathe, Kansas GO Notes 'F1+'

May 13, 2014



NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'F1+' short-term rating to the following Olathe, Kansas (the city) notes:

--Approximately $30.7 million GO notes, series 2014-B.

The notes, which also carry an 'AA+' long-term rating, will finance various capital projects. The notes are expected to sell via competition on May 20.

For more information, please see 'Fitch Rates Olathe, Kansas ULTGOs 'AA+'; Outlook Stable' (May 8, 2014).

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

In addition to the sources of information identified in Fitch's Tax-Supported Rating Criteria, this action was additionally informed by information from Creditscope, University Financial Associates, S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, IHS Global Insight, National Association of Realtors, Financial Advisor, Bond Counsel

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'Tax-Supported Rating Criteria' (Aug. 14, 2012);

--'U.S. Local Government Tax-Supported Rating Criteria' (Aug. 14, 2012).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Tax-Supported Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=686015

U.S. Local Government Tax-Supported Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=685314

Additional Disclosure

Solicitation Status

http://www.fitchratings.com/gws/en/disclosure/solicitation?pr_id=829881

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