PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EQT Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: EQM), an EQT Corporation company, announced today the commencement of an underwritten public offering of 5,650,000 common units representing limited partner interests. EQT Midstream Partners, LP (EQM) also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 847,500 common units.
EQM intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, including any net proceeds from the underwriters’ exercise of their option to purchase additional common units, if any, for general partnership purposes, including to fund a portion of EQM’s anticipated transmission and gathering expansion in 2016.
Citigroup and Barclays are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement, prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained free of charge on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov or from the underwriters of the offering as follows:
The underwriters will offer the common units for sale from time to time in one or more transactions (which may include block transactions), to purchasers directly or through agents, or through brokers in brokerage transactions on the New York Stock Exchange, or to dealers, in negotiated transactions or in combination of such methods of sale, at a fixed price or prices, which may be changed, or at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to such prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices. The common units will be offered and sold pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
About EQT Midstream Partners:
EQT Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: EQM) is a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by EQT Corporation to own, operate, acquire, and develop midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin. EQT Midstream Partners, LP provides midstream services to EQT Corporation and third-party companies through its strategically located transmission, storage, and gathering systems that service the Marcellus and Utica regions. EQT Midstream Partners, LP owns 700 miles and operates an additional 200 miles of FERC-regulated interstate pipelines; and also owns more than 1,600 miles of high- and low-pressure gathering lines.
Disclosures in this news release contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts are forward-looking. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, forward-looking statements contained in this news release specifically include the expectations of plans, strategies, objectives and growth of EQM and its subsidiaries, including guidance regarding the number of units to be sold in the offering and EQM’s expected use of proceeds from the offering. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from projected results. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. EQM has based these forward-looking statements on current expectations and assumptions about future events. While EQM considers these expectations and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and beyond EQM’s control. The risks and uncertainties that may affect the operations, performance and results of EQM’s business and forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those risks discussed in EQM’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made and EQM does not intend to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.