Exterran Partners to acquire assets from Chesapeake subsidiary

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Exterran Partners, L.P. (EXLP) and Exterran Holdings, Inc. (EXH) announced that Exterran Partners has entered into an agreement to acquire natural gas compression assets from MidCon Compression, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), for approximately $360M. The assets to be acquired include 334 compression units, with a total horsepower of approximately 440,000, which currently are being used to provide compression services to Access MLP Operating, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Access Midstream Partners LP (ACMP), the largest gathering and processing master limited partnership in the United States as measured by throughput volume. In connection with the acquisition, Exterran Partners and Access have entered into a seven-year contract operations services agreement, to be effective as of the closing, under which Exterran Partners will provide contract compression services to Access in regions including the Permian, Eagle Ford, Barnett, Anadarko, Mississippi Lime, Granite Wash, Woodford, Haynesville and Niobrara Basins. The transaction is expected to be accretive to distributable cash flow. In connection with and upon the closing of the transaction, the Omnibus Agreement between Exterran Partners and Exterran Holdings will be amended to increase the cap on selling, general and administrative costs from $15.0 million per quarter to $17.7 million per quarter. Exterran Holdings and Exterran Partners also have entered into an equity commitment pursuant to which Exterran Holdings has agreed to purchase $150.0 million of newly issued common units from Exterran Partners to fund a portion of the purchase price of the acquisition under certain circumstances if Exterran Partners does not obtain equity capital markets financing prior to the closing date of the acquisition. The transaction is subject to closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter 2014.

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