WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Partners LP (NYSE:GLP) (“Global” or the “Partnership”) today announced that it has priced its previously announced private offering of $375 million in the aggregate principal amount of 6.25% senior unsecured notes due 2022 (the “Senior Notes”). Global intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay a portion of the borrowings outstanding under its revolving credit facility and to repurchase its outstanding 8.00% senior notes and 7.75% Senior Notes. The Senior Notes will be guaranteed by certain subsidiaries of Global. The sale of the Senior Notes is expected to be completed on or about June 24, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. The Senior Notes will be issued at par.
The Senior Notes are being offered only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in reliance upon Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and non-U.S. persons in transactions outside the United States in reliance upon Regulation S under the Securities Act.
The Senior Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any state and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, the Senior Notes, nor shall there be any sale of the Senior Notes in any state in which the offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
About Global Partners LP
A publicly traded master limited partnership, Global Partners LP is a midstream logistics and marketing company. Global owns, controls or has access to one of the largest terminal networks of refined petroleum products and renewable fuels in the Northeast, and is one of the largest distributors of gasoline, distillates, residual oil and renewable fuels to wholesalers, retailers and commercial customers in New England and New York. Global is a leader in the purchasing, selling and logistics of transporting domestic and Canadian crude oil and other products by rail across its “virtual pipeline” from the mid-continent region of the U.S. and Canada to the East and West Coasts for distribution to refiners and other customers. With a portfolio of approximately 900 locations primarily in the Northeast, Global also is one of the largest independent owners, suppliers and operators of gasoline stations and convenience stores. In addition, Global is a distributor of natural gas and propane. Global is No. 146 in the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations.
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