CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATIONThis press release may include certain statements concerning expectations for the future, including statements regarding the anticipated benefits and other aspects of the transaction described above, that are forward-looking statements as defined by federal law. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of the management teams of ETE, ETP, Southern Union or Laclede. Among those is the risk that the transactions described above may not be consummated or that the anticipated benefits from the transactions cannot be fully realized. An extensive list of factors that can affect future results are discussed in the reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by ETE, ETP, Southern Union and Laclede. None of ETE, ETP, Southern Union or Laclede undertakes any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect new information or events.SOURCE The Laclede Group, Inc.