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Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) ("Enterprise") announced today that the board of directors of its general partner declared an increase in the quarterly cash distribution paid to limited partners to $0.425 per common unit, or $1.70 per unit on an annualized basis. The quarterly distribution will be paid on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, to unitholders of record as of the close of business on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. This distribution, which represents a 3.7 percent increase over the distribution declared with respect to the fourth quarter of 2016, is the 54 th consecutive quarterly increase and the 63 rd overall distribution increase since Enterprise's initial public offering in 1998. Enterprise will announce its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017 on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, before the New York Stock Exchange opens for trading. Following the announcement, the partnership will host a conference call at 9 a.m. CT with analysts and investors to discuss earnings. The call will be webcast live on the Internet and may be accessed through the "Investors" section of the partnership's website at www.enterpriseproducts.com. To listen to the webcast, participants should access the partnership's website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the conference call to download and install any necessary audio software. A replay of the webcast will be available for one week following the conference call and may be accessed one hour after completion of the call. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Our services include: natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and storage; NGL transportation, fractionation, storage, and export and import terminals; crude oil gathering, transportation, storage, export and terminals; petrochemical and refined products transportation, storage and terminals; and a marine transportation business that operates primarily on the United States inland and Intracoastal Waterway systems. The partnership's assets include approximately 50,000 miles of pipelines; 260 million barrels of storage capacity for NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals; and 14 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity. This 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 Enterprise's distributions to non-U.S. investors as being attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, Enterprise's distributions to non-U.S. investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest applicable effective tax rate.