Houston-based El Paso Pipeline Partners to issue US$500M of senior notes due 2021, will use proceeds to reduce outstanding indebtedness and for general partnership purposes

HOUSTON , September 15, 2011 (press release) – El Paso Pipeline Partners Operating, L.L.C., a wholly owned operating subsidiary of El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB), today announced that it plans to issue $500 million of senior notes due 2021 pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). El Paso Pipeline Partners Operating Company, L.L.C. intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to reduce outstanding indebtedness under its revolving credit facility and for general partnership purposes.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp. and Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from any of the underwriters, including:

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
383 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10179
Attn: High Grade Syndicate Desk
Telephone: (212) 834-4533

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
Attn: Prospectus Department
Harborside Financial Center
100 Plaza One, Floor 2
Jersey City, New Jersey 07311-3988
Telephone: (800) 503-4611

BNP Paribas Securities Corp.
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, New York 10019
Attn: Syndicate Desk
Telephone: (800) 854-5674

Scotia Capital (USA) Inc.
1 Liberty Plaza, 25th Floor
165 Broadway
New York, New York 10006
Attn: Debt Capital Markets
Telephone: (800) 372-3930

You may also obtain these documents for free when they are available by visiting EDGAR on the SEC's Web site at www.sec.gov.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1333, as amended.

El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. is a Delaware limited partnership formed by El Paso Corporation to own and operate natural gas transportation pipelines and storage assets. El Paso Corporation owns a 42 percent limited partner interest, and the 2 percent general partner interest in the partnership. El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. owns Wyoming Interstate Company, L.L.C. (WIC), Southern LNG Company, L.L.C. (SLNG), Elba Express Company, L.L.C. (Elba Express), Southern Natural Gas Company, L.L.C. (SNG), and an 86 percent interest in Colorado Interstate Gas Company, L.L.C. (CIG). WIC and CIG are interstate pipeline systems serving the Rocky Mountain region, SLNG owns the Elba Island LNG storage and regasification terminal near Savannah, Georgia, and both Elba Express and SNG are interstate pipeline systems serving the southeastern region of the United States.

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