Sunoco Logistics Partners Prices $700M Notes Offering
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) announced the pricing of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 3.45% senior notes due 2023 and $350 million aggregate principal amount of 4.95% senior notes due 2043 of its wholly owned subsidiary, Sunoco Logistics Partners Operations L.P. The sale of the senior notes is expected to settle on January 10, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. The Operating Partnership intends to use the net proceeds of approximately $692 million from this offering to repay in full the balance outstanding under its $350 million revolving credit facility and the balance outstanding under the $200 million revolving credit facility under which Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P. is the borrower and SXL and the Operating Partnership are the guarantors. SXL will use the remainder of the net proceeds for general partnership purposes, including to partially finance its $700 million 2013 expansion capital plan.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc., Mizuho Securities USA Inc., and RBS Securities Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., PNC Capital Markets LLC, Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., TD Securities (USA) LLC, and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. are acting as co-managing underwriters.
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL), headquartered in Philadelphia, is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil & refined product pipeline, terminalling, and acquisition & marketing assets. SXL’s general partner is owned by Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP).