HOUSTON, Nov. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Buckeye Partners, L.P. ("Buckeye") (NYSE:BPL) announced today that it has priced an offering of $800 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes, including $400 million 2.650% senior notes due 2018 and $400 million 5.850% senior notes due 2043 at 99.823% and 98.581% of par, respectively. Buckeye expects the offering to close on November 14, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. Buckeye expects to receive net proceeds after deducting the underwriting discount and offering expenses in connection with the offering of approximately $787.0 million. Buckeye intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund a portion of the cash consideration for its previously announced acquisition of liquid petroleum products terminals from Hess Corporation ("Hess") and for general partnership purposes. Barclays Capital Inc., SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, and UBS Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers of the senior unsecured notes offering. BNP Paribas Securities Corp., RBC Capital Markets, LLC, BB&T Capital Markets, a division of BB&T Securities, LLC, PNC Capital Markets LLC, and SMBC Nikko Securities Americas, Inc. are acting as the co-managers of the offering. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a 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 supplement and accompanying base prospectus. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus related to this offering may be obtained from: Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, by telephone at (888) 603-5847, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., 3333 Peachtree Road, 11th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30326, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by telephone at (800) 685-4786; or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 1525 West W.T. Harris Blvd., NC0675, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262, Attn: Capital Markets Client Support, by telephone (toll-free) at (800) 326-5897 or by email at email@example.com. Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE:BPL) is a publicly traded master limited partnership that owns and operates one of the largest independent liquid petroleum products pipeline systems in the United States in terms of volumes delivered, with approximately 6,000 miles of pipeline. Buckeye also owns more than 100 liquid petroleum products terminals with aggregate storage capacity of over 70 million barrels. In addition, Buckeye operates and/or maintains third-party pipelines under agreements with major oil and chemical companies, owns a high-performance natural gas storage facility in Northern California, and markets liquid petroleum products in certain regions served by its pipeline and terminal operations. Buckeye's flagship marine terminal in The Bahamas, BORCO, is one of the largest crude oil and petroleum products storage facilities in the world, serving the international markets as a global logistics hub. More information concerning Buckeye can be found at www.buckeye.com. This press release includes forward-looking statements that we believe to be reasonable as of today's date. Such statements are identified by use of the words "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "projects," "should," and similar expressions. Actual results may differ significantly because of risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and that may be beyond our control. Among them are (i) changes in federal, state, local, and foreign laws or regulations to which we are subject, including those governing pipeline tariff rates and those that permit the treatment of us as a partnership for federal income tax purposes, (ii) terrorism, adverse weather conditions, including hurricanes, environmental releases, and natural disasters, (iii) changes in the marketplace for our products or services, such as increased competition, better energy efficiency, or general reductions in demand, (iv) adverse regional, national, or international economic conditions, adverse capital market conditions, and adverse political developments, (v) shutdowns or interruptions at our pipeline, terminal, and storage assets or at the source points for the products we transport, store, or sell, (vi) unanticipated capital expenditures in connection with the construction, repair, or replacement of our assets, (vii) volatility in the price of refined petroleum products and the value of natural gas storage services, (viii) nonpayment or nonperformance by our customers, (ix) our ability to integrate acquired assets with our existing assets and to realize anticipated cost savings and other efficiencies and benefits, (x) the risk that the acquisition of the liquid petroleum products terminals from Hess may not be consummated, (xi) our failure to realize the expected benefits of the acquisition of the liquid petroleum products terminals from Hess, (xii) our ability to successfully complete our organic growth projects and to realize the anticipated financial benefits, and (xiii) an unfavorable outcome with respect to the proceedings pending before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding Buckeye Pipe Line Company, L.P.'s transportation of jet fuel to the New York City airports. You should read our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2013, June 30, 2013, and September 30, 2013, for a more extensive list of factors that could affect results. We undertake no obligation to revise our forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after today's date.
CONTACT: Kevin J. Goodwin Senior Director, Investor Relations Irelations@buckeye.com (800) 422-2825