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Holly Energy Partners, L.P. Reports Third Quarter Results

(2) Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) is calculated as net income attributable to Holly Energy Partners plus (i) interest expense, net of interest income, (ii) state income tax and (iii) depreciation and amortization (excluding Predecessor amounts). EBITDA is not a calculation based upon GAAP. However, the amounts included in the EBITDA calculation are derived from amounts included in our consolidated financial statements. EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income attributable to Holly Energy Partners or operating income, as an indication of our operating performance or as an alternative to operating cash flow as a measure of liquidity. EBITDA is not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. EBITDA is presented here because it is a widely used financial indicator used by investors and analysts to measure performance. EBITDA also is used by our management for internal analysis and as a basis for compliance with financial covenants.

Set forth below is our calculation of EBITDA.
   

Three Months Ended September 30,
     

Nine Months Ended September 30,
2013     2012 2013     2012
(In thousands)
Net income attributable to Holly Energy Partners $ 21,885 $ 23,336 $ 60,451 $ 67,113
Add (subtract):
Interest expense 11,289 10,738 33,490 29,045
Interest Income (3 ) (110 )
Amortization of discount and deferred debt charges 527 528 1,590 1,403
Loss on early extinguishment of debt 2,979
Amortization of unrecognized loss attributable to terminated cash flow hedge 1,274 849 3,821
State income tax 40 137 440 287
Depreciation and amortization 19,449 14,351 48,730 42,801
Predecessor depreciation and amortization       (444 )       (7,903 )
EBITDA $ 53,187   $ 49,920   $ 145,440   $ 139,546  
 

(3) Distributable cash flow is not a calculation based upon GAAP. However, the amounts included in the calculation are derived from amounts separately presented in our consolidated financial statements, with the exception of billed crude revenue settlement and maintenance capital expenditures. Distributable cash flow should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net income attributable to Holly Energy Partners or operating income, as an indication of our operating performance, or as an alternative to operating cash flow as a measure of liquidity. Distributable cash flow is not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Distributable cash flow is presented here because it is a widely accepted financial indicator used by investors to compare partnership performance. Also, it is used by management for internal analysis and our performance units. We believe that this measure provides investors an enhanced perspective of the operating performance of our assets and the cash our business is generating.

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