SOURCE: Dynagas LNG Partners LP

Dynagas LNG Partners LP

May 18, 2017 16:05 ET

Dynagas LNG Partners LP Announces Closing of $480 Million Term Loan B

MONACO--(Marketwired - May 18, 2017) - Dynagas LNG Partners LP (the "Partnership") (NYSE: DLNG), an international owner and operator of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, announced today the closing of a $480.0 million Senior Secured Term Loan B facility (the "Term Loan B") by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Arctic LNG Carriers Ltd.

The Term Loan B is secured by, among other collateral, first priority mortgages on the vessels owned by borrower subsidiary guarantors, and is guaranteed by the Partnership and certain of its subsidiaries. The Term Loan B has a six year term and was priced at LIBOR plus 450 basis points. The Partnership intends to use the net proceeds of the Term Loan B Facility to (i) repay in full its existing secured indebtedness, (ii) pay transaction fees and expenses and (iii) for general corporate purposes.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Barclays acted as joint global coordinators, joint lead arrangers and joint book runners of the Term Loan B. Credit Suisse AG will be acting as administrative agent and collateral agent. Credit Suisse AG and Barclays acted as Co-syndication agents.

About Dynagas LNG Partners LP
Dynagas LNG Partners LP is a growth-oriented master limited partnership formed by Dynagas Holding Ltd., its sponsor, to own and operate LNG carriers employed on multi-year charters. The Partnership's current fleet consists of six LNG carriers, with aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 914,000 cubic meters.

Visit the Partnership's website at www.dynagaspartners.com

Forward-Looking Statements
Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts.

The Partnership desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words "believe," "anticipate," "intends," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "may," "should," "expect," "expected," "pending" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, examination by the Partnership's management of historical operating trends, data contained in its records and other data available from third parties. Although the Partnership believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond the Partnership's control, the Partnership cannot assure you that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in the Partnership's view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) shipping capacity, changes in the Partnership's operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for the Partnership's vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessel breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties. The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and the Partnership disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Dynagas LNG Partners LP
    23, Rue Basse, 98000 Monaco
    Attention: Michael Gregos
    Tel. +37799996445
    Email: management@dynagaspartners.com

    Investor Relations / Financial Media:
    Nicolas Bornozis
    President
    Capital Link, Inc.
    230 Park Avenue, Suite 1536 New York, NY 10169
    Tel. (212) 661-7566
    E-mail: dynagas@capitallink.com