SOURCE: Kayne Anderson Energy Development Company

June 12, 2007 17:54 ET

Kayne Anderson Energy Development Company, Lightfoot Capital Partners, LP and Tortoise Capital Resources Corporation Announce Formation of International Resource Partners LP

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - (NYSE: KED) Kayne Anderson Energy Development Company (the "Company"), Lightfoot Capital Partners, LP ("Lightfoot") and Tortoise Capital Resources Corporation ("Tortoise") announced today the formation of International Resource Partners LP (the "Partnership"), a non-traded limited partnership. The Partnership was formed to acquire International Resources, LLC ("IRI"), the Central Appalachian coal subsidiary of International Industries, Inc.

IRI produced approximately 2.1 million tons of metallurgical and steam coal from its surface and underground mines in West Virginia and sold approximately 5.0 million tons of coal to domestic and international customers in 2006. In addition, IRI owns and operates Hampden Coal, a coal washing and preparation plant; three rail load-out facilities; and Logan and Kanawha, a leading coal sales and marketing company. The existing management team of IRI, including James H. "Buck" Harless, Gary White, Joe Czul and Ray McKinney will continue to serve in their current capacities.

In conjunction with the formation of the Partnership, the Company made a $30.0 million equity investment. As part of this investment, the Company received 1.5 million Class A Units, which represents a 28% limited partnership interest, and 10 Incentive Distribution Rights (10% of outstanding IDRs). Lightfoot owns the Partnership's general partner and 1.9 million Class B Units, representing a 35% limited partnership interest. Tortoise owns 0.5 million Class A Units, representing a 9% limited partnership interest. The former owners of IRI own 1.35 million Class B Units, representing a 25% limited partnership interest. The Class A Units owned by the Company and Tortoise are senior in right to distributions to the Class B Units owned by Lightfoot and IRI during the Partnership's subordination period.

As a result of the investment in International Resource Partners LP, coupled with the recently announced investment in Direct Fuel Partners, L.P., the Company has now fully invested the proceeds from its initial public offering and borrowed $22 million under its new revolving credit facility.

The Company is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company that elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company's investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation primarily through equity and debt investments. The Company will seek to achieve this objective by investing at least 80% of its net assets together with the proceeds of any borrowings (its "total assets") in securities of companies that derive the majority of their revenue from activities in the energy industry, including: (a) Midstream Energy Companies, which are businesses that operate assets used to gather, transport, process, treat, terminal and store natural gas, natural gas liquids, propane, crude oil or refined petroleum products; (b) Upstream Energy Companies, which are businesses engaged in the exploration, extraction and production of natural resources, including natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil, from onshore and offshore geological reservoirs; and (c) Other Energy Companies, which are businesses engaged in owning, leasing, managing, producing, processing and sale of coal and coal reserves; the marine transportation of crude oil, refined petroleum products, liquefied natural gas, as well as other energy-related natural resources using tank vessels and bulk carriers; and refining, marketing and distributing refined energy products, such as motor gasoline and propane to retail customers and industrial end-users.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such state or jurisdiction. A registration statement relating to these securities was filed with and has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The securities have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the "Securities Act"), or any state securities laws, and unless so registered, the securities may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.

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