Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. Introduces Monthly Distribution Policy

PITTSBURGH--()--Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ARP) announced that its board of directors has approved the modification of its distribution payment practice to a monthly distribution program. This new policy will take effect for the month of January 2014, for which its monthly cash distribution will be paid in March 2014. Monthly cash distributions will be paid approximately 45 days following the end of each respective monthly period. A schedule of the anticipated notable dates for the next three monthly cash distributions is shown below:

           

Distribution Month

Record Date

Payment Date

January 2014 March 7, 2014 March 17, 2014
February 2014 April 7, 2014 April 14, 2014
March 2014

May 7, 2014

May 15, 2014
 

Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ARP) is an exploration & production master limited partnership which owns an interest in over 10,000 producing natural gas and oil wells, primarily in Appalachia and the Barnett Shale in Texas. ARP is also the largest sponsor of natural gas and oil investment partnerships in the U.S. For more information, please visit our website at www.atlasresourcepartners.com, or contact Investor Relations at InvestorRelations@atlasenergy.com.

Atlas Energy, L.P. (NYSE: ATLS) is a master limited partnership which owns all of the general partner Class A units and incentive distribution rights and an approximate 37% limited partner interest in its upstream oil & gas subsidiary, Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. Additionally, Atlas Energy owns and operates the general partner of its midstream oil & gas subsidiary, Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P., through all of the general partner interest, all the incentive distribution rights and an approximate 6% limited partner interest. For more information, please visit our website at www.atlasenergy.com, or contact Investor Relations at InvestorRelations@atlasenergy.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. ARP cautions readers that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, resource and production potential, ARP’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical facts. Risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual results to materially differ from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those associated with general economic and business conditions; ARP’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits of its acquisitions; changes in commodity prices and hedge positions; changes in the estimates of maintenance capital expense; changes in the costs and results of drilling operations; uncertainties about estimates of reserves and resource potential; inability to obtain capital needed for operations; ARP’s level of indebtedness; changes in government environmental policies and other environmental risks; the availability of drilling equipment and the timing of production; tax consequences of business transactions; and other risks, assumptions and uncertainties detailed from time to time in ARP’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, reports on Form 8-K and annual reports on Form 10-K. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and ARP assumes no obligation to update such statements, except as may be required by applicable law.

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Atlas Resource Partners, L.P.
Brian Begley
Investor Relations
877-280-2857
215-405-2718 (fax)

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Atlas Resource Partners, L.P.
Brian Begley
Investor Relations
877-280-2857
215-405-2718 (fax)