Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets
As previously disclosed, on December 14, 2012, Southern Union Company (the “Company”), a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (“ETP”), entered into a definitive purchase and sale agreement (the “Purchase and Sale Agreement”) with Plaza Missouri Acquisition, Inc. (“Plaza Missouri”), a subsidiary of The Laclede Group, Inc. (“Laclede”), pursuant to which Plaza Missouri agreed to acquire the assets of the Company’s Missouri Gas Energy division (“MGE”). Laclede is also a party to the Purchase and Sale Agreement for the limited purpose of guaranteeing the payment and performance of Plaza Missouri under the Purchase and Sale Agreement as set forth therein. As of January 11, 2013, Laclede Gas Company (“Laclede Gas”), a subsidiary of Laclede, assumed all of Plaza Missouri’s duties and obligations under the Purchase and Sale Agreement pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption Agreement between Plaza Missouri and Laclede Gas.
Effective September 1, 2013, the Company completed its sale of the assets of MGE to Laclede Gas for an aggregate purchase price of $975 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments.
The foregoing description does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Purchase and Sale Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 17, 2012.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On September 3, 2013, ETP issued a press release announcing the completion of the transactions contemplated under the Purchase and Sale Agreement. A copy of the press release issued by the ETP on September 3, 2013 is set forth in Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information set forth in the attached Exhibit 99.1 is deemed to be “furnished” and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits. See the Exhibit Index set forth below for a list of exhibits included with this Form 8-K.
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. Press Release dated September 3, 2013