HOUSTON, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE Amex: CQP) ("Cheniere Partners") today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 3,000,000 common units representing limited partner interests of Cheniere Partners and a concurrent offering to Cheniere Common Units Holding, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere Energy, Inc., of 622,131 common units at the same price as the public offering, which was $15.25 per common unit. Citigroup is acting as underwriter of the public offering. Cheniere Partners granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to 450,000 additional common units to cover overallotments. If the underwriter does not exercise in full its option to purchase additional common units in the public offering, Cheniere Common Units Holding, LLC will purchase such unsold common units. Cheniere Partners estimates that the net proceeds from the offerings will be approximately $60 million. Cheniere Partners intends to use the net proceeds for general business purposes, including development costs of its expansion project to add liquefaction capacity at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal. The closing of the offering is expected to occur on September 19, 2011.
A shelf registration statement (including a prospectus) relating to the offering of the common units has previously been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and has become effective. Before investing, you should read the prospectus and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for information about Cheniere Partners and the public offering.
When available, a copy of the prospectus supplement and prospectus relating to the underwritten public offering may be obtained from Citigroup, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220 (Tel: 800-831-9146 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
You may also obtain these documents for free when they are available by visiting the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov.This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.