HOUSTON, Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Targa Resources Partners LP ("Targa Resources Partners" or the "Partnership") (NYSE:NGLS) announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 4,400,000 of its 9.00% Series A Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units ("Series A Preferred Units") at a price of $25.00 per unit. The Partnership has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 660,000 Series A Preferred Units from the Partnership at the public offering price less the underwriting discount. Distributions on the Series A Preferred Units will be payable from and including the date of original issue to, but not including, November 1, 2020, at a rate of 9.00% per annum of the stated liquidation preference of $25.00. On and after November 1, 2020, distributions on the Series A Preferred Units will accumulate at an annual floating rate equal to the one-month LIBOR plus a spread of 7.71%. The offering is expected to close on or about October 15, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.
The Partnership expects to receive net proceeds of approximately $106.0 million (or approximately $122.0 million if the underwriters exercise in full their option to purchase additional Series A Preferred Units), after deducting the underwriters’ discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. The Partnership intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to reduce borrowings under its senior secured credit facility, and will use any remaining proceeds for general partnership purposes, which may include repaying other indebtedness, redeeming or repurchasing some of its outstanding notes, working capital and funding capital expenditures and acquisitions.
Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, UBS Investment Bank and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as joint book-running managers of the Series A Preferred Units offering. The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 and prospectus filed by the Partnership with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on October 7, 2015. Prospective investors should read the prospectus included in the registration statement and other documents the Partnership has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Partnership and the offering of the Series A Preferred Units. When available, copies of the prospectus may be obtained from the offices of:
Attn: Prospectus Department
180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10014
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
Attn: Prospectus Department
222 Broadway, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
UBS Investment Bank
Attn: Prospectus Specialist
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10019
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Attn: WFS Customer Service
608 2nd Avenue
South Minneapolis, MN 55402
Toll Free: 1-800-645-3751
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, sale or solicitation would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities law in any such state or jurisdiction.
About Targa Resources Partners
Targa Resources Partners LP is a publicly traded Delaware limited partnership formed in October 2006 by its parent, Targa Resources Corp., to own, operate, acquire and develop a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets. The Partnership is a leading provider of midstream natural gas and NGL services in the United States, with a growing presence in crude oil gathering and petroleum terminaling. The Partnership is engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing and selling natural gas; storing, fractionating, treating, transporting and selling NGLs and NGL products, including services to LPG exporters; gathering, storing and terminaling crude oil; and storing, terminaling and selling refined petroleum products.
The principal executive offices of Targa Resources Corp. and Targa Resources Partners LP are located at 1000 Louisiana, Suite 4300, Houston, TX 77002 and their telephone number is 713-584-1000.
Certain statements in this release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this release that address activities, events or developments that the Partnership expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of uncertainties, factors and risks, many of which are outside Targa Resources Partners’ control, which could cause results to differ materially from those expected by management of Targa Resources Partners. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, weather, political, economic and market conditions, including a decline in the price and market demand for natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil; the timing and success of business development efforts; and other uncertainties. These and other applicable uncertainties, factors and risks are described more fully in the Targa Resources Partners' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Targa Resources Partners undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Investor contact: 713-584-1133 Jennifer Kneale Senior Director – Finance Matt Meloy Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Source:Targa Resources Partners LP