SOURCE: Dynagas LNG Partners LP

Dynagas LNG Partners LP

June 18, 2014 17:45 ET

Dynagas LNG Partners LP Announces Underwriters' Exercise of Option to Purchase Additional Common Units and Closing of Public Offering

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2014) - Dynagas LNG Partners LP ("Dynagas Partners") (NASDAQ: DLNG) announced today that, in connection with its previously announced underwritten public offering of 4,800,000 common units representing limited partner interests at $22.79 per common unit, the underwriters exercised in full the option granted to them by Dynagas Partners and purchased an additional 720,000 common units on the same terms on which the 4,800,000 common units were sold to the underwriters. The Company also announced that the closing of the public offering and the closing of the option to purchase additional common units took place simultaneously today. As previously announced, Dynagas Partners intends to use the net proceeds from the public offering of 5,520,000 common units to fund a portion of the purchase price of its previously announced acquisition of the ownership interests in the company that owns the 2013 built ice class liquefied natural gas carrier Arctic Aurora from Dynagas Holding Ltd., Dynagas Partners' sponsor (the "Acquisition"). Dynagas Partners intends to fund the balance of the purchase with a new $340 million senior secured revolving credit facility which Dynagas Partners plans to enter prior to the closing of the Acquisition. The new $340 million senior secured revolving credit facility will also be used to refinance $214.1 million currently outstanding under Dynagas Partners' existing senior secured revolving credit facility. In the event that the Acquisition is not consummated, the net proceeds from this offering will be used for general partnership purposes.

Credit Suisse, BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank Securities and Barclays are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering, and ABN AMRO and DNB Markets are acting as co-managers for this offering.

This offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. A written prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, may be obtained from the offices of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, telephone: 1-800-221-1037 or email: newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com; BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attention Prospectus Department or email dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014; Deutsche Bank Securities, Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, telephone (800) 503-4611 or email: prospectus.cpdg@db.com; or Barclays, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: 1-888-603-5847 or email: barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The registration statement is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities issuable pursuant to the registration statement, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Dynagas LNG Partners LP

Dynagas Partners was formed on May 30, 2013 by Dynagas Holding Ltd. to own, operate and acquire liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers initially employed on multi-year charters. The initial fleet of Dynagas Partners consists of three LNG carriers, each of which has a carrying capacity of approximately 150,000 cbm and which are employed on multi-year charters.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements." Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or that include words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "projects," "forecasts," "may," "should" and similar expressions are 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, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe 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 our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. These forward-looking statements, which include, among other things, the entry into the proposed senior secured credit facility, involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the outcome to be materially different, including Dynagas Partners not completing the Acquisition. Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP
    97 Poseidonos Avenue & 2 Foivis Street
    Glyfada, 16674
    Greece

    Attention:
    Michael Gregos
    Telephone: (011) 30 210 8917260
    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