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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549


 

 

FORM 6-K

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN ISSUER 
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the month of July 2019

(Commission File No. 001-32221)


 

 

GOL LINHAS AÉREAS INTELIGENTES S.A.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

GOL INTELLIGENT AIRLINES INC.

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

 


 

 

Praça Comandante Linneu Gomes, Portaria 3, Prédio 24
Jd. Aeroporto 
04630-000 São Paulo, São Paulo
Federative Republic of Brazil

(Address of registrant’s principal executive offices)


 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file 
annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F. 

Form 20-F ___X___ Form 40-F ______

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the 
information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the 
information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under 
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. 

Yes ______ No ___X___

 

 


 

Fitch Upgrades GOL’s Credit Ratings: National to A- and Foreign Currency to B+

 
 

 

 

São Paulo, July 10, 2019 - GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and B3: GOLL4), Brazil’s premier domestic airline, announces that Fitch Ratings - one of three major corporate credit rating agencies - upgraded GOL’s credit rating, as well as that of the notes issued by us and by our fully-owned subsidiaries. The foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (“IDR”) have been upgraded to B+, with a stable outlook (from B). GOL’s unsecured 2022 and 2025 notes, and GOL’s perpetual bonds were upgraded at the same level as the Company’s IDR. GOL’s national scale rating was upgraded to A- (bra) with a stable outlook, from BBB- (bra). “The ratings upgrade reflects the GOL team’s focus on the consistent improvement of margins, strengthening the balance sheet through disciplined liability management, and on being the best positioned airline to benefit from Brazil’s economic growth,” said Richard Lark, EVP and Chief Financial Officer. The upgrade raised GOL to the highest Fitch rating since 2013.

 

GOL Investor Relations

ri@voegol.com.br

www.voegol.com.br/ir

+55 (11) 2128-4700

 

About GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (“GOL”)

GOL serves more than 33 million passengers annually. With Brazil's largest network, GOL offers customers more than 750 daily flights to 77 destinations in Brazil and in South America, the Caribbean and the United States. GOLLOG’s cargo transportation and logistics business serves more than 3,400 Brazilian municipalities and more than 200 international destinations in 95 countries. SMILES allows over 15 million registered clients to accumulate miles and redeem tickets to more than 700 destinations worldwide on the GOL partner network. Headquartered in São Paulo, GOL has a team of approximately 15,000 highly skilled aviation professionals and operates a fleet of 121 Boeing 737 aircraft, delivering Brazil's top on-time performance and an industry leading 18-year safety record. GOL has invested billions of Reais in facilities, products and services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. GOL's shares are traded on the NYSE (GOL) and the B3 (GOLL4). For further information, visit www.voegol.com.br/ir.

 

This report on Form 6-K shall be deemed TO BE incorporated by reference in the registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-224546), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2018, and to be a part thereof from the date on which this report is furnished, to the extent not superseded by documents or reports subsequently filed or furnished.

 

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 GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A.

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: July 10, 2019

 

 

GOL LINHAS AÉREAS INTELIGENTES S.A.

   
   

By:

/s/ Richard F. Lark, Jr.


 

 

Name: Richard F. Lark, Jr.

Title:   Investor Relations Officer

 

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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