HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (“Cheniere Partners”) (NYSE American: CQP) announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $1.1 billion principal amount of Senior Notes due 2026 (the “CQP 2026 Notes”).
Cheniere Partners intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, after deducting the initial purchasers’ discounts and commissions and estimated fees and expenses related to the CQP 2026 Notes, to prepay all of the outstanding term loans of approximately $1.1 billion under its senior secured credit facilities due 2020 (the “CQP Credit Facilities”). After applying the proceeds from this offering, only a $115 million working capital facility, which is currently undrawn, will remain as part of the CQP Credit Facilities, and both the CQP 2026 Notes and Cheniere Partners’ outstanding senior notes due 2025 will become unsecured.
The offer of the CQP 2026 Notes has not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and the CQP 2026 Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the Securities Act or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale of these securities would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.