This communication does not constitute an offer to buy or solicitation of an offer to sell any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. This communication contains information relating to a proposal that the Partnership currently intends to make for a business combination transaction with QEPM. If such proposal is pursued and subject to future developments, the Partnership (and, if a negotiated transaction is agreed upon, QEPM) may file a proxy statement/prospectus and other documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF QEPM ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY (IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE) AS THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ANY PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Any definitive proxy statement (if and when available) will be mailed to unitholders of QEPM. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of these documents (if and when they become available) and other documents filed with the SEC by the Partnership and/or QEPM through the web site maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus (if and when available) and other documents filed with the SEC can also be obtained by directing a request to Investor Relations, Tesoro Logistics LP, 19100 Ridgewood Parkway, San Antonio, Texas 78259 or at Tesoro Logistics LP's Investor Relations website at http://www.tesorologistics.com.
The Partnership, QEPM and the directors and executive officers of their respective general partners and certain other persons may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies with respect to any proposed business combination between the Partnership and QEPM. Information regarding the directors and executive officers of the Partnership's General Partner is available in the Partnership's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed with the SEC on February 24, 2014. Information regarding the directors and executive officers of QEPM's General Partner is available in QEPM's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed with the SEC on March 20, 2014. Other information regarding the participants in any proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC (if and when they become available).