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|Tesoro Logistics LP Prices Public Offering of 8,500,000 Common Units|
SAN ANTONIO, TX - January 8, 2013 - Tesoro Logistics LP (the "Partnership") (NYSE:TLLP) today announced that it has priced its previously announced underwritten public offering of 8,500,000 common units representing limited partner interests in the Partnership at $41.70 per common unit.
In connection with the offering, the Partnership has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,275,000 additional common units. The offering is expected to close on January 14, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. The Partnership expects to use net proceeds from the offering, including any net proceeds received from an exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional common units, to fund a portion of the consideration for the Partnership's previously announced acquisition of Chevron Pipeline Company's Northwest Products System, which consists of the Northwest Product Pipeline, a 760-mile Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-regulated common carrier products pipeline extending from Salt Lake City, Utah to Spokane, Washington, a separate 5-mile FERC-regulated jet fuel pipeline to the Salt Lake City International Airport and the Northwest Terminalling Company consisting of the Boise and Pocatello, Idaho and Pasco, Washington refined products terminals (collectively, the "Chevron assets") and for general partnership purposes. Pending such use, the Partnership will use the net proceeds of this offering to make short-term liquid investments. The closing of the acquisition of the Chevron assets is not conditioned on the closing of the offering, and the offering is not conditioned on the closing of the acquisition of the Chevron assets. If the acquisition of the Chevron assets is not consummated for any reason, the Partnership may use the net proceeds for general partnership purposes, including future acquisitions and capital program expenditures.
Wells Fargo Securities, Barclays, Citigroup, BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets and UBS Investment Bank are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. A copy of the prospectus supplement and prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, by sending a request to:
Wells Fargo Securities
BofA Merrill Lynch
RBC Capital Markets
UBS Investment Bank
You may also obtain these documents for free when they are available from the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
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This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. You can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as "may," "should," "could," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue," "anticipates," "believes," "plans," "expects," "future" and "intends" and similar expressions which are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond the Partnership's control and difficult to predict. In evaluating forward-looking statements, you should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties described in the "Risk Factors" section or other sections in the Partnership's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 29, 2012 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed on May 8, 2012, August 7, 2012 and November 6, 2012. All forward-looking statements attributable to the Partnership or persons acting on the Partnership's behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements and risk factors. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect the Partnership's view only as of the date of this press release. The Partnership undertakes no obligation, other than as required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.