ETE also announced today that, on May 24, 2016, the District Court of Dallas County, Texas granted a motion
to dismiss the lawsuit brought by Williams against Kelcy Warren. Mr. Warren had filed the motion to dismiss on the basis that Williams lawsuit against him in Dallas County was a breach of the mandatory forum selection provisions of the
merger agreement, among other things.
Notwithstanding the pendency of the litigation described above, ETE intends to continue to comply with all of its
obligations under the merger agreement. The parties have agreed to expedited proceedings with respect to the lawsuit in the Delaware Court of Chancery, with a trial scheduled to be held June 20 and June 21, 2016.
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE) is a master limited partnership that owns the general partner and 100% of the incentive distribution rights
(IDRs) of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) and Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN). ETE also owns approximately 2.6 million ETP common units and approximately 81.0 million ETP Class H Units, which track 90% of the underlying economics of the
general partner interest and IDRs of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL). On a consolidated basis, ETEs family of companies owns and operates approximately 71,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids, refined products, and crude
oil pipelines. For more information, visit the Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. website at www.energytransfer.com.
This communication may contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding
the merger of the Partnership and Williams, the expected future performance of the combined company (including expected results of operations and financial guidance), and the combined companys future financial condition, operating results,
strategy and plans. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of the words anticipates, expects, intends, plans, should, could, would, may,
will, believes, estimates, potential, target, opportunity, designed, create, predict, project, seek,
ongoing, increases or continue and variations or similar expressions. These statements are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of management and are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and
uncertainties that change over time and could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These assumptions, risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, assumptions, risks and
uncertainties discussed in the Registration Statement on Form S-4, filed with the SEC on November 24, 2015, as amended on January 12, 2016, on March 7, 2016, on March 23, 2016, on April 18, 2016, on May 4, 2016 (two
amendments), on May 16, 2016 and on May 24, 2016 (the Form S-4) and in the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for each of the Partnership, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP), Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.
(SXL), Sunoco LP (SUN), Williams and Williams Partners LP(WPZ) filed with the SEC and assumptions, risks and uncertainties relating to the proposed transaction, as detailed from time to time in the Form S-4 and in
the Partnerships, ETPs, SXLs, SUNs, Williams and WPZs filings with the SEC, which factors are incorporated herein by reference. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the
forward-looking statements we make in this communication are set forth in the Form S-4 and in other reports or documents that the Partnership, ETP, SXL, SUN, Williams and WPZ file from time to time with the SEC include, but are not limited to:
(1) the ultimate outcome of any business combination transaction between the Partnership, Energy Transfer Corp, LP (ETC) and Williams; (2) the ultimate outcome and results of integrating the operations of the Partnership and
Williams, the ultimate outcome of the Partnerships operating strategy applied to Williams and the ultimate ability to realize cost savings and synergies; (3) the effects of the business combination transaction of the Partnership, ETC and
Williams, including the combined companys future financial condition, operating results, strategy and plans; (4) the ability to obtain required regulatory approvals and meet other closing conditions to the transaction, including approval
under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and Williams stockholder approval, on a timely basis or at all; (5) the reaction of the companies stockholders, customers, employees and counterparties to the
proposed transaction; (6) diversion of management time on transaction-related issues; (7) unpredictable economic conditions in the United States and other markets, including fluctuations in the market price of the Partnerships common
units and ETC common shares; (8) the ability to obtain the intended tax treatment in