TORONTO, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - Merrill Lynch Canada Finance Company, an indirect
wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., today issued
under its medium term note program Cdn.$6,547,500 aggregate principal amount
of its Merrill Lynch Agricultural Principal Protected Notes, Series 1 (the
"Notes"). The Notes are senior notes of the Company, unconditionally
guaranteed by Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. and are rated AA(low), A+, A1 and A+
by Dominion Bond Rating Service Limited, Standard & Poor's Rating Services (a
division of the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.), Moody's Investors Service, Inc.
and Fitch Ratings Ltd., respectively.
For further information:
For further information: (other than purchase inquiries, which should be
directed to an investment dealer that is registered in Canada), please contact
Danielle Robinson, Marketing & Communications, (212) 449-0097