SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 14, 2013
ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS, L.P.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
3738 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
This Current Report on Form 8-K is being filed by Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. ("ETP") to provide investors with updated unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated financial information in connection with (i) ETP's acquisition of Sunoco, Inc. ("Sunoco") completed on October 5, 2012 and (ii) Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.'s contribution of its interest in Southern Union Company ("Southern Union") into ETP Holdco Corporation ("Holdco"), an ETP-controlled entity, in exchange for a 60% equity interest in Holdco. In conjunction with ETE's contribution, ETP contributed its interest in Sunoco to Holdco and will retain a 40% equity interest in Holdco. The updated unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated financial information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K also reflects the pro forma impact from Sunoco's exit from its Northeast refining operations by contributing certain refining assets and various commercial contracts to a joint venture on September 8, 2012.
Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K presents the following unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated financial information of ETP and its subsidiaries, which has been prepared in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation S-X:
Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K presents the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Sunoco and its subsidiaries for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 included with this Form 8-K.
Exhibit 99.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K presents the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Southern Union and its subsidiaries for the period from Acquisition (March 26, 2012) to September 30, 2012, the period from January 1, 2012 to March 25, 2012, the three months ended September 30, 2012 and the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 and is incorporated by reference to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed by Southern Union on November 8, 2012.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.