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SOUTHERN UNION CO filed this Form 10-Q on 08/08/2013
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Note Exchange
On June 24, 2013, ETP completed the exchange of approximately $1.09 billion total principal amount of the Company’s outstanding senior notes, comprising 77% of the principal amount of the 7.6% Senior Notes due 2024, 89% of the principal amount of the 8.25% Senior Notes due 2029 and 91% of the principal amount of the Junior Subordinated Notes due 2066.  These notes were exchanged for new notes issued by ETP with the same coupon rates and maturity dates. In conjunction with this transaction, the Company entered into intercompany notes payable to ETP, which provide for the reimbursement by the Company of ETP’s payments under the newly issued notes.
SUGS Contribution
On April 30, 2013, the Company completed its contribution to Regency of all of the membership interest in Southern Union Gathering Company, LLC, and its subsidiaries, including SUGS. The general partner and IDRs of Regency are owned by ETE. The consideration paid by Regency in connection with this transaction consisted of (i) the issuance of approximately 31.4 million Regency common units to the Company, (ii) the issuance of approximately 6.3 million Regency Class F units to the Company, (iii) the distribution of $463 million in cash to the Company, net of closing adjustments, and (iv) the payment of $30 million in cash to a subsidiary of ETP. The Company used a portion of the cash consideration to pay down $240 million in outstanding borrowings on the Southern Union Credit Facility. In addition, PEPL Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, provided a guarantee of collection with respect to the payment of the principal amounts of Regency’s debt related to the SUGS Contribution, as further discussed in Note 10. The Regency Class F units have the same rights, terms and conditions as the Regency common units, except that Southern Union will not receive distributions on the Regency Class F units for the first eight consecutive quarters following the closing, and the Regency Class F units will thereafter automatically convert into Regency common units on a one-for-one basis. The Company has not presented SUGS as discontinued operations due to the expected continuing involvement with SUGS through affiliate relationships, as well as the direct investment in Regency common and Class F units received, which has been accounted for using the equity method.
Holdco Transaction
On April 30, 2013, ETP acquired ETE’s 60% interest in Holdco, the entity formed by ETP and ETE in 2012 to own the equity interests in Southern Union and Sunoco. As a result of this transaction, ETP now owns 100% of Holdco. ETP controlled Holdco prior to this transaction; therefore, the transaction did not constitute a change of control.


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