SOURCE: El Paso Pipeline Partners

El Paso Pipeline Partners

January 12, 2010 16:04 ET

El Paso Pipeline Partners Announces Public Offering of Common Units

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB) today announced that it plans to sell 8,000,000 common units in an underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The underwriters have been granted a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,200,000 additional common units.

The partnership currently intends to use the net proceeds of this offering, including the general partner's proportionate capital contribution and any exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional units, for general partnership purposes, including potential future acquisitions and growth capital expenditures. Pending the use of the proceeds for other purposes, the partnership may apply some or all of the net proceeds to reduce outstanding borrowings under its revolving credit facility.

Citi, BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, UBS Investment Bank and Wells Fargo Securities will act as joint book-running managers of the offering. Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley will act as co-managing underwriters of the offering. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from any of the underwriters, including:

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
Attn: Prospectus Department
Brooklyn Army Terminal
140 58th Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Email: batprospectusdept@citi.com
Telephone: 800-831-9146

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
Attn: Prospectus Department
4 World Financial Center
New York, NY 10080
Email: Prospectus.Requests@ml.com

Barclays Capital Inc.
c/o Broadridge Integrated Distribution Services
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, NY 11717
Email: Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com
Toll-free number: 1-888-603-5847

UBS Securities LLC
Prospectus Dept.
299 Park Ave.
New York, NY, 10171
Toll-free (888) 827-7275

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Attention: Equity Syndicate Dept.
375 Park Ave.
New York, NY, 10152
Toll-free number: (800) 326-5897
Email: equity.syndicate@wachovia.com

You may also obtain these documents for free when they are available by visiting IDEA on the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Web site at www.sec.gov.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. is a Delaware limited partnership formed by El Paso Corporation to own and operate natural gas transportation pipelines and storage assets. El Paso Corporation owns a 65 percent limited partner interest and a 2 percent general partner interest in the partnership. El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. owns Wyoming Interstate Company, an interstate pipeline system serving the Rocky Mountain region, a 58 percent interest in Colorado Interstate Gas Company which operates in the Rocky Mountain region, and a 25 percent interest in Southern Natural Gas Company, which operates in the southeastern region of the United States. For more information about El Paso Pipeline Partners, visit www.eppipelinepartners.com.

Statements about the offering may be forward-looking statements as defined under federal law. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of uncertainties and factors, many of which are outside the control of El Paso Pipeline Partners, and a variety of risks that could cause results to differ materially from those expected by the management of El Paso Pipeline Partners. El Paso Pipeline Partners undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time.

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