Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
(NYSE: ETP) announced today the final results of the previously announced exchange offers and consent solicitations by ETP to exchange existing 7.60% Senior Notes due 2024 (CUSIP 844030AA4) (the “Existing 2024 Notes”), 8.25% Senior Notes due 2029 (CUSIP 844030AC0) (the “Existing 2029 Notes” and, together with the Existing 2024 Notes, the “Existing Senior Notes”) and Junior Subordinated Notes due 2066 (CUSIP 844030AH9) (the “Existing Junior Subordinated Notes” and, together with the Existing Senior Notes, the “Existing Notes”) issued by Southern Union Company (“Southern Union”) for ETP’s new 7.60% Senior Notes due 2024 (the “New 2024 Notes”), 8.25% Senior Notes due 2029 (the “New 2029 Notes”) and Floating Rate Notes due 2066 (the “New Floating Rate Notes”), respectively, each with registration rights (collectively, the “Exchange Offers”). ETP has been advised by D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent for the Exchange Offers, that holders of:
- 77% of the principal amount of the Existing 2024 Notes;
- 89% of the principal amount of the Existing 2029 Notes; and
- 91% of the principal amount of the Existing Junior Subordinated Notes;
had validly tendered their Existing Notes pursuant to the terms of the Exchange Offers prior to the expiration date of 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on June 19, 2013 (the “Expiration Date”). The settlement date for the Exchange Offers will occur promptly following the Expiration Date and is expected to occur June 21, 2013.
In addition, pursuant to the terms of the previously announced consent solicitations, ETP, on behalf of Southern Union, has received the requisite consent from holders of each of the Existing 2024 Notes, the Existing 2029 Notes and the Existing Junior Subordinated Notes to amend the respective indentures governing such series of Existing Notes to remove substantially all of the restrictive covenants and certain events of default and modify certain provisions.