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 22, 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)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On January 22, 2013, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (the Partnership) completed its public offering (the Offering) of $800,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of 3.60% Senior Notes due 2023 and $450,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of 5.15% Senior Notes due 2043 (collectively, the Notes).
The Notes were issued under the indenture dated as of January 18, 2005 (the Indenture), between the Partnership, as issuer, the subsidiary guarantors named therein, and Wachovia Bank, National Association, as trustee, as supplemented by the Eleventh Supplemental Indenture thereto (the Supplemental Indenture), dated as of January 22, 2013, between the Partnership and U.S. Bank National Association, as successor trustee, with respect to the Notes.
The Partnership expects to receive net proceeds of approximately $1.24 billion from the Offering, after deducting the underwriters discount, and intends to use the net proceeds to repay borrowings outstanding under the Partnerships revolving credit facility and for general partnership purposes.
The terms of the Notes and the Supplemental Indenture are further described in the Prospectus Supplement dated January 14, 2013 relating to the Notes, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on January 16, 2013, and the accompanying Prospectus dated January 13, 2011, under the captions Description of Notes and Description of the Debt Securities, respectively, which descriptions are incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.2 of the Partnerships Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on January 16, 2013. Such descriptions do not purport to be complete and are qualified by reference to the Indenture and the Supplemental Indenture, which are filed as Exhibits 4.1 and 4.2, respectively, hereto and are incorporated herein by reference.
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.