OREANDA-NEWS. Fitch Ratings has affirmed and withdrawn the existing ratings for Tucson Electric Power Co. for commercial reasons. A complete list of ratings follows at the end of this press release.

Fitch affirms and withdraws the following ratings:

Tucson Electric Power Co.

--Long-Term IDR at 'BBB';
--Short-term IDR at 'F2';
--Unsecured bank credit facility at 'BBB+';
--Unsecured industrial revenue bonds at 'BBB+'';
--Unsecured pollution control revenue bonds at 'BBB+';
--Unsecured notes at 'BBB+'.

The Rating Outlook is Positive.