SOURCE: Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.

November 15, 2010 16:01 ET

Enbridge Energy Partners Announces Underwriters' Exercise of Over-Allotment Option to Purchase Additional 780,000 Class A Common Units

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) - Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EEP) ("Enbridge Partners" or "the Partnership") announced that the underwriters of its equity offering that priced on November 10, 2010, have exercised their option to purchase an additional 780,000 Class A Common Units to cover over-allotments. The offering, including the over-allotment option, was priced to the public at $60.12 per unit and closed today.

The Partnership will use the net proceeds of approximately $347 million from the offering to repay a portion of its outstanding commercial paper and any credit facility borrowings that were used to finance a portion of its acquisition of the entities that comprise the Elk City Gathering and Processing System and to fund a portion of its capital expansion projects. 

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the common units described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these common units 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 jurisdiction. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from the underwriters as follows:

Morgan Stanley
Attn: Prospectus Dept.
180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10014
Tel: (866) 718-1649
Email: prospectus@morganstanley.com

BofA Merrill Lynch
Attn: Prospectus Dept.
4 World Financial Center
New York, NY 10080
Email: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com

J.P. Morgan
Attn: Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, New York 11717
Tel: (866) 803-9204

RBC Capital Markets
Attn: Equity Syndicate
Three World Financial Center
200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10281-8098
Tel: (877) 822-4089

UBS Investment Bank
Attn: Prospectus Dept.
299 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10171
Tel: (888) 827-7275

Wells Fargo Securities
Attn: Equity Syndicate Dept.
375 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10152
Tel: (800) 326-5897
Email: cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com

PARTNERSHIP INFORMATION

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. owns and operates a diversified portfolio of crude oil and natural gas transportation systems in the United States. Its principal crude oil system is the largest transporter of growing oil production from western Canada. The system's deliveries to refining centers and connected carriers in the United States account for approximately 12 percent of total U.S. oil imports; while deliveries to Ontario, Canada satisfy approximately 60 percent of refinery demand in that region. The Partnership's natural gas gathering, treating, processing and transmission assets, which are principally located onshore in the active U.S. Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast area, deliver approximately 2.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily.

Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. (NYSE: EEQ) manages the business and affairs of the Partnership and its sole asset is an approximate 14 percent interest in the Partnership. Enbridge Energy Company, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Enbridge Inc. of Calgary, Alberta, (NYSE: ENB) (TSX: ENB) is the general partner and holds an approximate 26 percent interest in the Partnership.

Contact Information

  • Investor Relations Contact:
    Douglas Montgomery
    Toll-free: (866) EEP INFO or (866) 337-4636
    E-mail: eep@enbridge.com

    Media Contact:
    Larry Springer
    Telephone: (713) 821-2253
    E-mail: usmedia@enbridge.com