Fitch affirms Level 3's IDR at B+ following acquisition of tw telecom Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'B+' Issuer Default Rating assigned to Level 3 Communications (LVLT) and its wholly owned subsidiary Level 3 Financing. In addition, Fitch has affirmed the specific issue ratings assigned to LVLT and Level 3 Financing. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. Approximately $8.4B of LVLT's consolidated debt as of March 31, 2014 is affected by Fitch's actions. Fitch's action follows LVLT's announcement that it has agreed to acquire tw Telecom (TWTC) in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $5.7B.
SAP names new Chief Digital Officer, Chief Marketing Officer SAP (SAP) announced that Jonathan Becher has been appointed as the company's first Chief Digital Officer to lead the company's new digital business unit with immediate effect. SAP has appointed Maggie Chan Jones as Chief Marketing Officer. Jones, who will join SAP from Level 3 Communications (LVLT), spent seven years at Microsoft (MSFT). She has extensive cloud experience having successfully navigated Microsoft's transition from on premise to a cloud business.