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Sunoco, Inc. (NYSE: SUN) announced today that the special meeting of its shareholders to approve the proposed merger with Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (“ETP”) will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226, at 2:30 p.m., local time. Only Sunoco shareholders of record at the close of business on August 27, 2012, the record date, are entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the special meeting or any adjournment or postponement of that meeting.
Sunoco also announced that 5:00 p.m., New York time, on October 1, 2012 would be the deadline for shareholders to elect, subject to the terms set forth in the merger agreement, the consideration to be received in the merger by completing and returning the required election form and other required materials to Computershare Trust Company, N.A., the exchange agent for the merger.
Sunoco expects to mail the definitive proxy statement related to the proposed merger and the documents necessary for Sunoco shareholders to make a merger consideration election to its shareholders on or about August 29, 2012. The definitive proxy statement will also be available online at that time at the SEC’s website (
www.sec.gov). Sunoco shareholders may also obtain copies of the definitive proxy statement and election materials by calling Morrow & Co., LLC toll free at (877) 787-9239, and banks and brokerage firms may call Morrow & Co., LLC at (203) 658-9400.
Sunoco and ETP expect the closing of the merger, if approved, to occur as promptly as practicable after the special meeting, subject to the satisfaction of the closing conditions set forth in the merger agreement between Sunoco and ETP.
IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE WITH THE SEC
In connection with the proposed merger between Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (“ETP”) and Sunoco, Inc. (“Sunoco”), ETP has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and the SEC declared effective on August 24, 2012, a registration statement on Form S-4 that contains a proxy statement/prospectus. Sunoco filed a definitive proxy statement/prospectus with the SEC on August 29, 2012. THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ETP, SUNOCO, THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ CAREFULLY THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the registration statement and the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by ETP and Sunoco through the web site maintained by the SEC at
www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the registration statement and the proxy statement/prospectus by phone, e-mail or written request by contacting the investor relations department of ETP or Sunoco at the following:
PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION
ETP and Sunoco, and their respective directors, executive officers and affiliates, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transactions contemplated by the merger agreement. Information regarding directors and executive officers of ETP’s general partner is contained in ETP’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, which has been filed with the SEC. Information regarding Sunoco’s directors and executive officers is contained in Sunoco’s definitive proxy statement dated March 16, 2012, which is filed with the SEC. A more complete description is available in the proxy statement/prospectus.