HOUSTON, March 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. (Nasdaq:EROC) (the "Partnership") announced today that it has filed a definitive proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") regarding the contribution of its Midstream Business to Regency Energy Partners LP (NYSE:RGP) ("Regency") and has set the date for a special meeting of its unitholders to approve the transaction. The Partnership's special meeting of unitholders will be held on Tuesday, April 29 th at 9:00 a.m., local time, at 1415 Louisiana Street, Suite 2700, Houston, Texas 77002. All unitholders of record as of the close of business on Thursday, March 6 th will be entitled to vote their units either in person or by proxy. If you have any questions or need assistance voting your shares, please contact the Partnership's proxy solicitation agent, Morrow & Co., LLC at (800) 449-0910. The transaction, which is expected to be completed in the first half of 2014, remains subject to the satisfaction of the closing conditions set forth in the Contribution Agreement, including the approval of Eagle Rock's unitholders, Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 approval and other customary closing conditions. About the Partnership The Partnership is a growth-oriented master limited partnership engaged in two businesses: a) midstream, which includes (i) gathering, compressing, treating, processing and transporting natural gas; (ii) fractionating and transporting natural gas liquids (NGLs); (iii) crude oil and condensate logistics and marketing; and (iv) natural gas marketing and trading; and b) upstream, which includes exploiting, developing, and producing hydrocarbons in oil and natural gas properties. Additional Information and Where to Find It This press release does not constitute the solicitation of any vote, proxy or approval. This press release relates to a potential transaction between Eagle Rock and Regency. This press release is not a substitute for any proxy statement or any other document which the Partnership may file with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction. In connection with the proposed transaction, Eagle Rock has filed a definitive proxy statement with the SEC on March 18, 2014. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Any such documents will be available free of charge through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to Eagle Rock's Investor Relations Department, Eagle Rock Energy, L.P., 1415 Louisiana Street, Suite 2700, Houston, TX 77002, telephone number (281) 408-1200. Participants in the Solicitation Eagle Rock and Regency and their respective general partner's directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the unitholders of Eagle Rock in respect of the proposed transaction. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of the unitholders of Eagle Rock in connection with the proposed transaction, including a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the proxy statement when it is filed with the SEC.