|Record Date:||February 8, 2016|
|Ex-Date:||February 4, 2016|
|Payment Date:||February 19, 2016|
|Amount Paid:||$0.285 per common unit|
This release serves as qualified notice to nominees as provided for under Treasury Regulation section 1.1446-4(b)(4) and (d). Please note that 100 percent of Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.'s distributions to foreign investors are attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, all of Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.'s distributions to foreign investors are subject to federal tax withholding at the highest applicable effective tax rate. Nominees are treated as withholding agents responsible for withholding distributions received by them on behalf of foreign investors.The information contained in this press release is available on our website at www.energytransfer.com.