TULSA, Okla., April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The board of directors of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) has increased the partnership’s quarterly cash distribution to 80.25 cents per unit for the period Jan. 1 through March 31, 2016, representing the 56th distribution increase since its initial public offering in 2001.
The first-quarter 2016 distribution is 12% higher than the first-quarter 2015 distribution of 71.75 cents per unit and represents a 2% increase over the fourth-quarter 2015 distribution of 78.5 cents.
The new distribution, which equates to $3.21 per unit on an annualized basis, will be paid May 13 to unitholders of record at the close of business on May 2.
This announcement is intended to be a qualified notice to nominees under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b), with 100% of the partnership’s distributions to foreign investors attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, the partnership’s distributions to foreign investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest effective tax rate.