Energy Transfer Partners Announces Common Unit Offering

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) today announced it has commenced a public offering of 13,500,000 common units representing limited partner interests, with a 30-day option for the underwriters to purchase up to an additional 2,025,000 common units. Net proceeds from the offering will be used by ETP to repay amounts outstanding under its amended and restated revolving credit facility, to fund capital expenditures related to pipeline construction projects and for general partnership purposes.

BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, UBS Investment Bank, Citigroup, Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan, and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as joint book-running managers. Raymond James and RBC Capital Markets are acting as senior co-managers. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from the following addresses:

BofA Merrill LynchAttn: Prospectus Department222 Broadway, 7th FloorNew York, NY 10038Email: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com
 

CitigroupAttn: Prospectus DepartmentBrooklyn Army Terminal140 58th Street, 8th FloorBrooklyn, NY 11220Email: BATProspectusdept@citi.comTelephone: 877-858-5407
 

Barclays

c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions1155 Long Island AvenueEdgewood, NY 11717Email: Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.comTelephone: 888-603-5847

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Attn: Prospectus Department

200 West Street

New York, NY 10282

Email: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com

Telephone: 866-471-2526
 

Morgan Stanley

Attn: Prospectus Dept.180 Varick Street, 2nd FloorNew York, NY 10014Email: prospectus@morganstanley.comTelephone: 866-718-1649
J.P. Morganc/o Broadridge Financial Solutions1155 Long Island AvenueEdgewood, NY 11717Telephone: 866-802-9204
 
UBS Investment Bank

Attn: Prospectus Dept.

299 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10171

Telephone: 888-827-7275

Wells Fargo SecuritiesAttn: Equity Syndicate Dept.375 Park AvenueNew York, NY 10152Email: cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.comTelephone: 800-326-5897
 

You may also obtain these documents for free when they are available by visiting EDGAR on the SEC web site 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 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. The offering will be made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement and prospectus filed by ETP with the SEC.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) is a publicly traded partnership owning and operating a diversified portfolio of energy assets. ETP has pipeline operations in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Utah and West Virginia and owns the largest intrastate pipeline system in Texas. ETP currently has natural gas operations that include approximately 24,000 miles of gathering and transportation pipelines, treating and processing assets, and three storage facilities located in Texas. ETP also holds a 70 percent interest in Lone Star NGL, a joint venture that owns and operates NGL storage, fractionation and transportation assets in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. ETP’s general partner is owned by Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE).

Statements about the offering may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of uncertainties and factors, many of which are outside the control of ETP, and a variety of risks that could cause results to differ materially from those expected by management of ETP. ETP undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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