Williams Partners prices public offerings of US$600M of 4.5% senior notes due 2023 and US$400M of 5.8% senior notes due 2043, with expected settlement date of Nov. 15
November 12, 2013
– Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) today announced that it has priced a public offering of $600 million of its 4.5 percent senior notes due 2023 at a price of 99.396 percent of par and $400 million of its 5.8 percent senior notes due 2043 at a price of 99.339 percent of par. The expected settlement date for the offering is Nov. 15.
Williams Partners plans to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay amounts outstanding under the partnership's commercial paper program, to fund capital expenditures and for general partnership purposes.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and RBS Securities Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.
This news release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and related base prospectus may be obtained on the SEC website at www.sec.gov or from any of the underwriters including:
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
383 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10179
Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk 3rd floor
Tel: (212) 834-4533
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
New York, NY 10036
RBS Securities Inc.
600 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT 06901
About Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ)
Williams Partners L.P. is a leading diversified master limited partnership focused on natural gas transportation; gathering, treating, and processing; storage; natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation; and oil transportation. The partnership owns interests in three major interstate natural gas pipelines that, combined, deliver 14 percent of the natural gas consumed in the United States. The partnership's gathering and processing assets include large-scale operations in the U.S. Rocky Mountains and both onshore and offshore along the Gulf of Mexico. Williams (NYSE: WMB) owns approximately 64 percent of Williams Partners, including the general-partner interest.
Portions of this document may constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined by federal law. Although the partnership believes any such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that actual outcomes will not be materially different. Any such statements are made in reliance on the "safe harbor" protections provided under the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Additional information about issues that could lead to material changes in performance is contained in the partnership's annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.