FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 7, 2018 – — MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) announced today that it has priced $2,250,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of unsecured senior notes in an underwritten public offering consisting of $750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.800% senior notes due in 2029 and $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.500% senior notes due in 2049.
The 2029 senior notes and 2049 senior notes were offered at a price to the public of 99.432% of par and 98.031% of par, respectively.
MPLX intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from this offering to redeem all of the $750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 5.500% senior notes due 2023 (including the approximately $40,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of senior notes issued by MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. and MarkWest Energy Finance Corporation). MPLX will use the remaining net proceeds of this offering to repay borrowings under its revolving credit facility and the intercompany loan agreement with its sponsor, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, and/or for general partnership purposes, which may include, from time to time, acquisitions, capital expenditures and the payment of distributions.
The closing of the senior notes offering is expected to occur on Nov. 15, 2018, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; RBC Capital Markets, LLC; and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.
This offering is being made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement, which may be obtained for free by visiting the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies may be obtained by contacting the following, who are acting as representatives of the underwriters:
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
383 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10179
(212) 834-4533 (collect)
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
200 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Attention: WFS Customer Service
608 2nd Avenue South, Suite 1000
Minneapolis, MN 55402
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities 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 state or jurisdiction.
About MPLX LP
MPLX is a diversified, large-cap master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and logistics assets, and provides fuels distribution services. MPLX’s assets include a network of crude oil and refined product pipelines; an inland marine business; light-product terminals; storage caverns; refinery tanks, docks, loading racks, and associated piping; and crude and light-product marine terminals. The company also owns crude oil and natural gas gathering systems and pipelines as well as natural gas and NGL processing and fractionation facilities in key U.S. supply basins.
Investor Relations Contact:
Kristina Kazarian (419) 421-2071
Chuck Rice (419) 421-2521
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws regarding MPLX LP (“MPLX”) and Marathon Petroleum Corporation (“MPC”). These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, expectations, estimates and projections concerning the business and operations of MPLX and MPC, including strategic initiatives and our value creation plans. You can identify forward-looking statements by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “design,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “goal,” “guidance,” “imply,” “intend,” “objective,” “opportunity,” “outlook,” “plan,” “position,” “pursue,” “prospective,” “predict,” “project,” “potential,” “seek,” “strategy,” “target,” “could,” “may,” “should,” “would,” “will” or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond the companies’ control and are difficult to predict. Factors that could cause MPLX’s actual results to differ materially from those implied in the forward-looking statements include: negative capital market conditions, including an increase of the current yield on common units, adversely affecting MPLX’s ability to meet its distribution growth guidance; our ability to achieve the strategic and other objectives related to the strategic initiatives discussed herein and other completed or proposed transactions; adverse changes in laws including with respect to tax and regulatory matters; the adequacy of MPLX’s capital resources and liquidity, including, but not limited to, availability of sufficient cash flow to pay distributions and access to debt on commercially reasonable terms, and the ability to successfully execute its business plans, growth strategy and self-funding model; the timing and extent of changes in commodity prices and demand for crude oil, refined products, feedstocks or other hydrocarbon-based products; continued/further volatility in and/or degradation of market and industry conditions; changes to the expected construction costs and timing of projects and planned investments, and the ability to obtain regulatory and other approvals with respect thereto; completion of midstream infrastructure by competitors; disruptions due to equipment interruption or failure, including electrical shortages and power grid failures; the suspension, reduction or termination of MPC’s obligations under MPLX’s commercial agreements; other risks related to MPC, including those related to MPC’s acquisition of Andeavor or the potential merger, consolidation or combination of MPLX with Andeavor Logistics LP; modifications to earnings and distribution growth objectives; our ability to manage disruptions in credit markets or changes to our credit ratings; compliance with federal and state environmental, economic, health and safety, energy and other policies and regulations and/or enforcement actions initiated thereunder; adverse results in litigation; changes to MPLX’s capital budget; prices of and demand for natural gas, NGLs, crude oil and refined products; delays in obtaining necessary third-party approvals and governmental permits; changes in labor, material and equipment costs and availability; planned and unplanned outages, the delay of, cancellation of or failure to implement planned capital projects; project overruns, disruptions or interruptions of our operations due to the shortage of skilled labor; unforeseen hazards such as weather conditions, acts of war or terrorist acts and the governmental or military response; other operating and economic considerations; and the factors set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” in MPLX’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Factors that could cause MPC’s actual results to differ materially from those implied in the forward-looking statements include: the risk that the cost savings and any other synergies from the Andeavor transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; disruption from the Andeavor transaction making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers; and risks relating to any unforeseen liabilities of Andeavor; future levels of revenues, refining and marketing margins, operating costs, retail gasoline and distillate margins, merchandise margins, income from operations, net income or earnings per share; the regional, national and worldwide availability and pricing of refined products, crude oil, natural gas, NGLs and other feedstocks; consumer demand for refined products; MPC’s ability to manage disruptions in credit markets or changes to its credit rating; future levels of capital, environmental or maintenance expenditures, general and administrative and other expenses; the success or timing of completion of ongoing or anticipated capital or maintenance projects; the reliability of processing units and other equipment; business strategies, growth opportunities and expected investment; MPC’s share repurchase authorizations, including the timing and amounts of any common stock repurchases; the adequacy of capital resources and liquidity, including but not limited to, availability of sufficient cash flow to execute the business plan and to effect any share repurchases, including within the expected timeframe; the effect of restructuring or reorganization of business components; the potential effects of judicial or other proceedings on its business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows; continued or further volatility in and/or degradation of general economic, market, industry or business conditions; compliance with federal and state environmental, economic, health and safety, energy and other policies and regulations, including the cost of compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard, and/or enforcement actions initiated thereunder; the anticipated effects of actions of third parties such as competitors, activist investors or federal, foreign, state or local regulatory authorities or plaintiffs in litigation; the impact of adverse market conditions; risks related to MPLX described above and similar risks related to Andeavor Logistics LP; and the factors set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” in MPC’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017, and in MPC’s Form 10-Q for the quarters ended June 30, 2018 and September 30, 2018, filed with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). We have based our forward-looking statements on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance and you should not rely unduly on them, as they involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that we cannot predict. In addition, we have based many of these forward-looking statements on assumptions about future events that may prove to be inaccurate. While our management considers these assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks, contingencies and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Accordingly, our actual results may differ materially from the future performance that we have expressed or forecast in our forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements except to the extent required by applicable law. Copies of MPLX’s Form 10-K are available on the SEC website or by contacting MPLX’s Investor Relations office. Copies of MPC’s Form 10-K and Forms 10-Q are available on the SEC website or by contacting MPC’s Investor Relations office.
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