HOUSTON, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. ("Cheniere Partners") (NYSE MKT: CQP) announced today the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of common units representing limited partner interests of Cheniere Partners. The previously announced 8,000,000 common units were sold to the public at a price of $25.07 per unit.
The net proceeds of the offering, after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses, were approximately $194.0 million. Cheniere Partners intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay a portion of the $550 million principal amount outstanding of the 7.25% Senior Secured Notes due November 2013 that was issued by Sabine Pass LNG, L.P., our wholly owned subsidiary, and, to the extent not so used, for general business purposes.
The offering was made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Securities and Exchange Commission"). Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Credit Suisse Securities ( USA) LLC, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Securities, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, and RBC Capital Markets served as the representatives of the underwriters in the offering.
A copy of the prospectus supplement and prospectus relating to the underwritten public offering may be obtained from the representatives of the underwriters by writing to: Morgan Stanley, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, Second Floor, New York, NY 10014 or calling 1 (866) 718-1649, or Credit Suisse, Attn: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010 or by calling 1 (800) 221-1037, or Citigroup, Brooklyn Army Terminal Financial, Attention: Prospectus Dept., 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220 or calling 1 (800) 831-9146, or Deutsche Bank Securities, Attn: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005-2836 or calling 1 (800) 503-4611, or J.P. Morgan Securities, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 or calling 1(866) 803-9204, or RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, 3 World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10281-8098 or calling 1 (877) 822-4089.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.
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