WHIPPANY, N.J., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SPH) ("Suburban"), a nationwide distributor of propane, fuel oil and related products and services, as well as a marketer of natural gas and electricity, announced today that it has commenced an underwritten public offering to sell 2,700,000 common units representing limited partner interests in Suburban. Suburban also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 405,000 additional common units.
Suburban intends to use the net proceeds from this offering and from any exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase additional common units to repay outstanding senior unsecured indebtedness up to an aggregate principal amount of $135 million, and any remainder for working capital and general partnership purposes. Contingent upon and subsequent to the closing of this offering, we expect to effect an optional redemption of a portion of our 7.375% Senior Notes due 2021 (the "2021 Senior Notes") for up to $135 million in accordance with, and subject to, the applicable provisions of the indenture governing such senior notes. However, management reserves the right to repay other issues of outstanding senior indebtedness, as an alternative to or in combination with the optional redemption of a portion of the 2021 Senior Notes, up to $135 million, in its discretion.
Wells Fargo Securities, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, Raymond James, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities and Goldman, Sachs & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, which is filed as part of Suburban's automatically effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 ASR, and, when available, the final prospectus supplement, may be obtained from:
An electronic copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus may also be obtained at no charge at www.sec.gov, the website for the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The common units are being offered pursuant to an automatically effective shelf registration statement, which Suburban filed with the SEC on August 7, 2012. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a 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 offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such jurisdiction. The offering of the common units will be made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus. About Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. is a publicly-traded master limited partnership listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and is headquartered in Whippany, New Jersey. Suburban serves the energy needs of its residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers in 41 states. Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Suburban expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements, including statements regarding closing of the offering and the use of proceeds of the offering. These statements reflect Suburban's expectations or forecasts based on assumptions made by Suburban. These statements are subject to risks including those relating to market conditions, financial performance and results, prices and demand for natural gas and oil and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements. These risks are further described in Suburban's reports filed with the SEC.
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