Lehigh Gas Partners LP: Completes the Acquisition of Wholesale Motor Fuel Supply Contracts and Motor Fuel Stations in the Chicago Market

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Lehigh Gas Partners LP Completes the Acquisition of Wholesale Motor Fuel Supply Contracts and Motor Fuel Stations in the Chicago Market

ALLENTOWN, PA (May 21, 2014) -   Lehigh Gas Partners LP (LGP) (the "Partnership") announced today that it completed the previously announced asset acquisition from affiliates of Atlas Oil Company.  The Partnership purchased 53 wholesale supply contracts, 11 fee or leasehold sites and certain other assets for total consideration of $35.7 million.  In addition, LGP acquired certain other short term financing assets related to the acquired assets for $5.2 million, bringing the total consideration to $40.9 million, subject to certain post -closing adjustments.  The transaction was financed under the Partnership`s credit facility. 

About Lehigh Gas Partners

Lehigh Gas Partners, headquartered in Allentown, PA, is a leading wholesale distributor of motor fuels and owner and lessee of real estate used in the retail distribution of motor fuels.  Formed in 2012, Lehigh Gas Partners distributes fuel to over 1,100 locations and owns or leases more than 625 sites in fourteen states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Maine, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia and Virginia.  The company is affiliated with several major oil brands, including ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, Chevron, Sunoco, Valero, Gulf and Citgo.  LGP ranks as one of ExxonMobil`s largest distributors by fuel volume in the United States and in the top 10 for many additional brands.  For additional information, please visit www.lehighgaspartners.com

CONTACTS:

INVESTORS:
Karen Yeakel
Vice President, Investor Relations
Lehigh Gas Partners
610-625-8126
kyeakel@lehighgas.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and any oral statements made regarding the subjects of this release may contain forward-looking statements, which may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Partnership`s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical facts, including statements identified by words such as "outlook," "intends," "plans," "estimates," "believes," "expects," "potential," "continues," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "predicts," "anticipates," "foresees," or the negative version of these words or other comparable expressions. All statements addressing operating performance, events, or developments that the Partnership expects or anticipates will occur in the future, including statements relating to revenue growth and earnings or earnings per unit growth, as well as statements expressing optimism or pessimism about future operating results, are forward-looking statements.  The forward-looking statements are based upon the Partnership`s current views and assumptions regarding future events and operating performance and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies and changes in circumstances, many of which are beyond the Partnership`s control.  The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by the Partnership on its website or otherwise.  The Partnership does not undertake any obligation to update or revise these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

Although the Partnership does not make forward-looking statements unless it believes it has a reasonable basis for doing so, the Partnership cannot guarantee their accuracy.  Achieving the results described in these statements involves a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including the factors discussed in this report and those described in the "Risk Factors" section of the Partnership`s Form 10-K filed on March 10, 2014 with the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as in the Partnership`s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  No undue reliance should be placed on any forward-looking statements.

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