Golar LNG
oslo : GOL

April 07, 2011 19:21 ET

Golar LNG Partners LP Prices Initial Public Offering

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - Apr 7, 2011) -

Golar LNG Limited ("Golar" or the "Company") announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Golar LNG Partners LP, a Marshall Islands limited partnership (the "Partnership"), has priced its initial public offering of 12,000,000 of the Partnership's common units at an initial public offering price of $22.50 per unit. The offering priced above the initial estimated price range with strong demand. The 12,000,000 common units are being sold by Golar and represent a 30.1% limited partnership interest in the Partnership. The offering will increase to 13,800,000 common units if the underwriters exercise in full their over-allotment option. The common units will trade on The Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol "GMLP".

The Partnership will focus on providing floating storage regasification ("FSRU") and liquefied natural gas ("LNG") transportation services under long-term contracts. The Partnership's initial fleet will consist of two FSRU vessels and two LNG carriers.

Immediately following the closing of the offering, Golar will own the Partnership's general partner and an approximate 67.9% limited partner interest in the Partnership. Golar will also own 81% of the Partnership's incentive distribution rights, which will entitle it to increasing percentages of the cash the Partnership distributes in excess of certain target distribution amounts. Golar LNG Energy Limited will own the remaining 19% of the incentive distribution rights.

Golar intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to expand its fleet.

Citi, BofA Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley acted as the joint bookrunning managers of the offering. Citi and Evercore Partners served as co- structuring agents on behalf of Golar in connection with the offering.

This offering of common units is being made only by means of a prospectus. A written prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, when available, may be obtained from the offices of Citi, Attention: Prospectus Department, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58(th) Street, 8(th) Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220, Email: BATProspectusdept@citi.com, Telephone: 800-831- 9146; BofA Merrill Lynch, Attention: Prospectus Department, 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080, Email: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; and Morgan Stanley, Attention: Prospectus Dept., 180 Varick Street, 2(nd) Floor, New York, NY 10014, Email: prospectus@morganstanley.com, Telephone: 866-718-1649.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the common units described above, nor will there be any sale of these common units 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.

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Such forward looking statements, based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Golar's management, are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward looking statements. The information set forth herein should be read in light of such risks. Golar does not assume any obligation to update the information contained in this press release.

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

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Source: Golar LNG via Thomson Reuters ONE


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    Golar LNG Limited
    April 7, 2011
    Hamilton, Bermuda

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    Golar LNG Management Ltd - +44 207 063 7900
    Brian Tienzo: Group Financial Controller
    Graham Robjohns: Chief Executive Officer