Rishon Lazion-based Super-Sol Ltd, Israel's leading supermarket chain, has announced that the notes it issued on 21 January 2002 (Series A and B), have been given a rating of AA+ by the Israeli Securities Rating Company Ltd., Ma'alot (an affiliate of Standard and Poor's). Two series of notes were offered to institutional and other investors in an aggregate nominal value of NIS400m (US$87.5m) as follows: NIS82.5m (Series A) bearing interest of 4% per annum due during the years 2003-2007 and NIS317.5m (Series B) bearing interest of 4.8% per annum due during the years 2007-2012.