WHIPPANY, N.J., March 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SPH) ("Suburban"), a nationwide distributor of propane, fuel oil and related products and services, as well as a marketer of natural gas and electricity, announced today the pricing of its public offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of 7 3/8% senior notes due 2020. Suburban Energy Finance Corp., a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Suburban, is the co-issuer of the notes. The sale of the notes is expected to close on March 23, 2010.
The notes will bear interest at a rate of 7 3/8% per year and mature on March 15, 2020. Before March 15, 2013, Suburban may redeem up to 35% of the aggregate principal amount of outstanding notes with the net proceeds from certain offerings of its common units at a redemption price equal to 107.375 % of their principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the redemption date. On or after March 15, 2015, Suburban may redeem the notes at the prices set forth in the prospectus supplement. In addition, prior to March 15, 2015 Suburban may redeem the notes at a "make whole" premium.
Suburban intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund the issuers' tender offer for all of its outstanding 6.875% senior notes due 2013 that was launched on March 9, 2010. To the extent any of the issuers' 6.875% senior notes due 2013 remain outstanding after expiration of the tender offer, the issuers intend to redeem the notes in accordance with the indenture governing the 6.875% senior notes due 2013.
BofA Merrill Lynch is acting as representative of the underwriters for the offering. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, which is filed as part of Suburban's effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-165368), may be obtained from:
Banc of America Securities LLC One Bryant Park New York, NY 10036 Attention: Prospectus Department (800) 294-1322 firstname.lastname@example.org
An electronic copy of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus may also be obtained at no charge at the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov.
The notes are being offered pursuant to an effective registration statement that Suburban previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such jurisdiction. The offering of the notes will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, which is filed as part of Suburban's effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-165368).
About Suburban Propane Partners, L.P.
Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. is a publicly-traded master limited partnership listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Headquartered in Whippany, New Jersey, Suburban has been in the customer service business since 1928. Suburban serves the energy needs of approximately 850,000 residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers through more than 300 locations in 30 states.
This press release includes forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Suburban expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements, including statements regarding closing of the offering and the use of proceeds of the offering. These statements reflect Suburban's expectations or forecasts based on assumptions made by the partnership. These statements are subject to risks including those relating to market conditions, financial performance and results, prices and demand for natural gas and oil and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward looking statements. These risks are further described in Suburban's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made and Suburban undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
SOURCE Suburban Propane Partners, L.P.