DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) (“Sunoco”) and Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE) (“ETE”) announced that today Sunoco will redeem all outstanding Series A Preferred Units held by ETE for an aggregate redemption amount of approximately $312.6 million. The redemption amount includes the original consideration of $300 million and a 1% call premium plus accrued and unpaid quarterly distributions. ETE intends to use proceeds from the redemption of the Sunoco Series A Preferred Units to repay amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility.
Sunoco and Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) (“ETP”) also announced today they have entered into a Common Unit Repurchase Agreement, whereby Sunoco will repurchase 17,286,859 Sunoco common units owned by ETP for aggregate cash consideration of approximately $540 million. The repurchase price per common unit is $31.2376, which is equal to the volume weighted average trading price of Sunoco common units on the New York Stock Exchange for the ten trading days ending on January 23, 2018. Sunoco will fund the repurchase with cash on hand and expects to close the transaction on February 7, 2018, after the record date for Sunoco’s fourth quarter 2017 cash distributions. ETP intends to use the proceeds from the sale of the Sunoco common units to repay amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility.
About Sunoco LP
Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) is a master limited partnership that distributes motor fuel to approximately 9,200 convenience stores, independent dealers, commercial customers and distributors located in more than 30 states. SUN’s general partner is owned by Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE).
About Energy Transfer
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE) is a master limited partnership that owns the general partner and 100% of the incentive distribution rights (IDRs) of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) and Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN). ETE also owns Lake Charles LNG Company. On a consolidated basis, ETE’s family of companies owns and operates a diverse portfolio of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil and refined products assets, as well as retail and wholesale motor fuel operations and LNG terminalling.
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States. Strategically positioned in all of the major U.S. production basins, ETP owns and operates a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary natural gas midstream, intrastate and interstate transportation and storage assets; crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL) and refined product transportation and terminalling assets; NGL fractionation assets; and various acquisition and marketing assets. ETP’s general partner is owned by Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE).
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Scott Grischow, 214-840-5660
Senior Director – Investor Relations and Treasury
Derek Rabe, CFA, 214-840-5553
Senior Analyst – Investor Relations and Finance
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