Before joining Tallgrass, Happach was the Chief Operating Officer of Millennium Pipeline. He has a distinguished career in the oil and gas industry, having served in a variety of roles including operations and business development for Inergy, LP and Kinder Morgan, Inc.About Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP Tallgrass Energy is a family of companies that includes publicly traded partnerships Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: TEP) and Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (NYSE: TEGP), and privately held Tallgrass Development, LP. Operating across 10 states, Tallgrass is a growth-oriented midstream energy operator with transportation, storage, terminal and processing assets that serve some of the nation's most prolific crude oil and natural gas basins. To learn more, please visit our website at www.tallgrassenergy.com. Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements Disclosures in this press release contain "forward-looking statements." All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that management expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include the satisfaction of the conditions to closing the proposed transaction with DCP Midstream in the anticipated timeframe or at all, the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, and whether TEP will be able to be a "one-stop-midstream-shop" to fulfill all midstream needs on a cost-effective basis for producers in the Powder River Basin. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of TEP, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements, and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, including those set forth in reports filed by TEP with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statement applies only as of the date on which such statement is made and TEP does not intend to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.