Atlas Energy, L.P. (NYSE: ATLS) announces today that it has declared a quarterly distribution for the third quarter 2012 of $0.27 per common unit. This $0.27 per common unit distribution represents a 13% increase from the third quarter 2011 distribution of $0.24 per common unit, as well as an 8% increase from the second quarter 2012 distribution of $0.25 per common unit. The third quarter distribution is payable Monday, November 19, 2012 to holders of record as of Monday, November 5, 2012. Atlas Energy, L.P. (NYSE: ATLS) is a master limited partnership which owns all of the general partner Class A units and incentive distribution rights and an approximate 52% limited partner interest in its upstream oil & gas subsidiary, Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. Additionally, Atlas Energy owns and operates the general partner of its midstream oil & gas subsidiary, Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P., through all of the general partner interest, all the incentive distribution rights and an approximate 11% limited partner interest. For more information, please visit our website at www.atlasenergy.com, or contact Investor Relations at InvestorRelations@atlasenergy.com.