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KMP To Purchase 100% Of Tennessee Gas Pipeline And 50% Of El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline For Approximately $6.22 Billion

Stocks in this article: KMIKMPKMR

KMP is purchasing the assets at about eight times 2012 EBITDA and expects that the purchase price will be an even lower multiple of 2013 EBITDA, given the full-year benefit of cost savings and expansion projects. KMP plans to fund 10 percent of the transaction value, net of debt assumed, with KMP units that will be issued to KMI at closing valued at approximately $387 million. The remaining value is expected to be funded with borrowings under a new $2.0 billion credit facility, and equity and debt issuances. Any issuances of equity or debt post closing of this transaction, as well as proceeds from the assets to be divested that were noted above, will be used to repay the credit facility. KMI intends to use the proceeds from the drop-down sales to reduce debt.

TGP is a 13,900-mile pipeline system with a design capacity of about 7.5 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day. It transports natural gas from Louisiana, the Gulf of Mexico and south Texas to the northeastern United States, including the metropolitan areas of New York City and Boston. EPNG is a 10,200-mile pipeline system with a design capacity of about 5.6 Bcf per day. It transports natural gas from the San Juan, Permian and Anadarko basins to California, other western states, Texas and northern Mexico. Combined, TGP and EPNG have more than 200 Bcf of working natural gas storage capacity.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) is a leading pipeline transportation and energy storage company and one of the largest publicly traded pipeline limited partnerships in America. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 29,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. The general partner of KMP is owned by Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI). Kinder Morgan is the largest midstream and the third largest energy company in North America with a combined enterprise value of approximately $100 billion. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 75,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Its pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals and handle such products as ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel. KMI owns the general partner interest of KMP and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB), along with limited partner interests in KMP, Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR) and EPB. For more information please visit www.kindermorgan.com.

This news release includes forward-looking statements. Although Kinder Morgan believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that such assumptions will materialize. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements herein are enumerated in Kinder Morgan’s Forms 10-K and 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



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