SOURCE: Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.

November 10, 2010 09:07 ET

Enbridge Energy Partners Prices 5.2 Million Class A Common Units Offering

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) -  Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EEP) ("Enbridge Partners" or "the Partnership") announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 5.2 million of its Class A Common Units at a price to the public of $60.12 per unit. The offering is expected to close on November 15, 2010.

Enbridge Partners also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 780,000 Class A Common Units to cover any over-allotments.

The Partnership expects net proceeds from the offering will be approximately $302 million. Net proceeds will be used 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.

Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, RBC Capital Markets, UBS Investment Bank and Wells Fargo Securities are joint book-running managers for the offering. This offering is made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement and prospectus filed by the Partnership with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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. When available, 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

BofA Merrill Lynch
Attn: Prospectus Dept.
4 World Financial Center
New York, NY 10080

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


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 27 percent interest in the Partnership.

Contact Information

  • Investor Relations Contact:
    Douglas Montgomery
    Toll-free: (866) EEP INFO
    or (866) 337-4636

    Media Contact:
    Larry Springer
    Telephone: (713) 821-2253