HOUSTON, Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (“Cheniere Partners Holdings”) (NYSE MKT: CQH) announced today that its board of directors has received a proposal from Cheniere Energy, Inc. (“Cheniere”) (NYSE MKT: LNG) pursuant to which Cheniere would acquire the publicly held shares of Cheniere Partners Holdings not already owned by Cheniere in a stock for stock exchange. Subject to negotiation and execution of a definitive agreement, Cheniere is proposing consideration of 0.5049 Cheniere shares for each issued and outstanding publicly-held share of Cheniere Partners Holdings as part of a transaction that would be structured as a merger of Cheniere Partners Holdings with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cheniere. The proposed consideration represents a value of $21.90 per common share of Cheniere Partners Holdings, or a premium of approximately 3.0% over the closing price of Cheniere Partners Holdings’ shares, based on the closing prices of Cheniere Partners Holdings’ shares and of Cheniere’s shares as of September 29, 2016, or a premium of approximately 7.0% over the 30-trading day average CQH / LNG exchange ratio as of September 29, 2016.
Cheniere owns 80.1% of the issued and outstanding shares of Cheniere Partners Holdings.
The proposed transaction is subject to the negotiation and execution of a definitive agreement and approval of such definitive agreement and transactions contemplated thereunder by the board of directors of Cheniere, the board of directors of Cheniere Partners Holdings and a conflicts committee established by the board of directors of Cheniere Partners Holdings, and the consummation of the proposed transaction would be subject to customary closing conditions. There can be no assurance that any such approvals will be forthcoming, that a definitive agreement will be executed or that any transaction will be consummated.
About Cheniere Partners Holdings
Cheniere Partners Holdings owns a 55.9% limited partner interest in Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE MKT: CQP) (“Cheniere Partners”), a publicly traded limited partnership. Cheniere Partners Holdings’ only business consists of owning Cheniere Partners units and, accordingly, its results of operations and financial condition are dependent on the performance of Cheniere Partners. Cheniere Partners owns and operates liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) regasification facilities and, adjacent to these facilities, plans to construct over time up to six natural gas liquefaction trains (“Trains”) with an expected aggregate nominal production capacity of approximately 27 mtpa. Trains 1 and 2 have achieved substantial completion. Train 3 is undergoing commissioning, Trains 4 and 5 are under construction, and Train 6 is fully permitted.
For additional information, please refer to the Cheniere Partners Holdings website at www.cheniere.com and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.