Energy Transfer Equity Announces Increase in Tender Cap and Extends Expiration Time Relating to the Tender Offer of Its Outstanding 7.500% Senior Notes Due 2020

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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) (the “Partnership”) today announced that it has increased the tender cap of its previously announced tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase for cash its outstanding 7.500% Senior Notes due 2020 (the “Notes”) from registered holders of the Notes (“Holders”) from the previously announced tender cap of up to an aggregate of $400 million principal amount to up to an aggregate of $600 million principal amount.

        Principal    

 

CUSIP and Amount

Title of Security

    ISIN Numbers     Outstanding     Tender Cap

7.500% Senior Notes
due 2020

   

29273VAC4 and
US29273VAC46

    $1,800,000,000     $600,000,000
 

Additionally, the Partnership is extending the time that the Tender Offer will expire from 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on November 27, 2013 to 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on November 29, 2013 (the “Expiration Time”), unless extended or earlier terminated. Holders who validly tender their Notes and whose Notes are accepted for payment will receive accrued and unpaid interest from, and including, the last interest payment date to, but excluding, the payment date. As a result, the payment date is expected to be December 2, 2013, the first business day following the Expiration Time.

All other material terms of the Tender Offer remain unchanged. Eligible holders should refer to the Offer to Purchase dated October 30, 2013 (the “Offer to Purchase”) for further details and the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer.

The dealer managers for the Tender Offer are Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Goldman, Sachs & Co. D.F. King & Co., Inc. is acting as tender agent and information agent in connection with the Tender Offer. Any questions regarding procedures for tendering Notes or requests for additional copies of the Offer to Purchase and any related documents, which are available for free and which describe the tender offer in greater detail, should be directed to the dealer managers or D.F. King & Co., whose respective addresses and telephone numbers are as follows:

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

   

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

 

Eleven Madison Avenue

200 West Street

New York, New York 10010-3629

New York, New York 10282

Attention: Liability Management Group

Attention: Liability Management Group

U.S. Toll Free: (800) 820-1653

U.S. Toll Free: (800) 828-3182

Collect: (212) 325-2476

Collect: (212) 902-6941

D.F. King & Co.

 
Attention: Elton Bagley
48 Wall Street - 22nd Floor
New York, New York 10005
Banks and Brokers call: (212) 269-5550
All others: (800) 488-8035

Email: energytransfer@dfking.com

None of the Partnership, the dealer managers, the information agent, the tender agent or the trustee for the Notes or their respective affiliates is making any recommendation as to whether Holders should tender all or any portion of their Notes in the Tender Offer.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) is a master limited partnership which owns the general partner and 100% of the incentive distribution rights (IDRs) of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP), approximately 49.6 million ETP common units, and approximately 50.2 million ETP Class H Units, which track 50% of the underlying economics of the general partners interest and IDRs of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL). ETE also owns the general partner and 100% of the IDRs of Regency Energy Partners LP (RGP) and approximately 26.3 million RGP common units. The Energy Transfer family of companies owns more than 56,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids, refined products, and crude oil pipelines. For more information, visit the Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. web site at www.energytransfer.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may include certain statements concerning expectations for the future that are forward-looking statements as defined by federal law, including statements concerning the Partnership’s expectations regarding the terms and completion of the Tender Offer. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond management’s control. An extensive list of factors that can affect future results are discussed in the Partnership’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and other documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Partnership undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect new information or events.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to buy, or the solicitation of an offer to sell, securities, nor a solicitation for acceptance of the Tender Offer for the Notes. The Tender Offer is only being made pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase. Holders of the Notes should read these materials because they contain important information. The Tender Offer is not being made in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction.

Contact:
Investor Relations:
Energy Transfer
Brent Ratliff, 214-981-0700
or
Media Relations:
Granado Communications Group
Vicki Granado, 214-599-8785
214-498-9272 (cell)

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