HOUSTON, May 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sanchez Production Partners LP (NYSE MKT:SPP) ("SPP" or the "Partnership") announced today that the board of directors of its general partner has declared a quarterly cash distribution on its common units of $0.4375 per unit ($1.7500 per unit annualized).   The distribution represents an increase of approximately 9.4% since the Partnership initiated distributions in November 2015 and an increase of approximately 6.2% over the Partnership's May 2016 cash distribution.

The board of directors of the general partner has also declared a distribution to the holders of its Class B preferred units equal to 184,697 common units and a cash distribution of $0.2258 per Class B preferred unit.

The distributions are payable on May 31, 2017 to holders of record on May 22, 2017.

ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIPSanchez Production Partners LP (NYSE MKT:SPP) is a publicly-traded limited partnership focused on the acquisition, development, ownership and operation of midstream and production assets in North America.  The Partnership owns an oil and natural gas gathering and processing system located in the Eagle Ford Shale in Dimmit, Webb and La Salle Counties, Texas.  The Partnership also currently owns producing reserves in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, the Gulf Coast region of Texas and Louisiana, and across several basins in Oklahoma and Kansas.  The Partnership previously announced and continues to explore the possible divestiture of its remaining assets and operations in Oklahoma and Kansas.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONAdditional information about SPP can be found in the Partnership's documents on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ( www.sec.gov) and in the "Investor Presentation" available on the Partnership's website ( www.sanchezpp.com).

This press release is intended to be a qualified notice under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b). Brokers and nominees should treat one hundred percent (100.0%) of SPP's distributions to non-U.S. investors as being attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business.  Accordingly, SPP's distributions to non-U.S. investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest applicable effective tax rate.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSThis press release contains, and the officers and representatives of the Partnership and its general partner may from time to time make, statements that are considered forward—looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which may include statements about our:

business strategy; acquisition strategy; financing strategy; ability to make, maintain and grow distributions; the ability of our customers to meet their drilling and development plans on a timely basis or at all and perform under gathering and processing agreements; future operating results; future capital expenditures; and plans, objectives, expectations, forecasts, outlook and intentions.  All of these types of statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this press release, are forward-looking statements.  In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "could," "should," "expect," "plan," "project," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "pursue," "target," "continue," the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are largely based on our expectations, which reflect estimates and assumptions made by our management.  These estimates and assumptions reflect our best judgment based on currently known market conditions and other factors.  Although we believe such estimates and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently uncertain and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that are beyond our control.  In addition, management's assumptions about future events may prove to be inaccurate. Management cautions all readers that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are not guarantees of future performance, and we cannot assure any reader that such statements will be realized or the forward-looking events and circumstances will occur.  Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements due to factors listed in the "Risk Factors" section in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and elsewhere in those filings.  The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and other than as required by law, we do not intend to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  These cautionary statements qualify all forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf.

PARTNERSHIP CONTACTCharles C. WardChief Financial OfficerSanchez Production Partners GP LLC(877) 847-0009General Inquiries:  (877) 847-0008www.sanchezenergycorp.com 

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