SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
October 3, 2017
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
ENERGY TRANSFER EQUITY, L.P.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
8111 Westchester Drive, Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75225
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On October 3, 2017, Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) commenced an offering of senior notes due 2023 (the Offering). ETE intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to repay a portion of the outstanding indebtedness under its senior secured term loan facility (the Term Loan Facility) and, concurrently with such repayment, refinance the remaining indebtedness under the Term Loan Facility with a new tranche of loans under the Term Loan Facility with a lower interest rate (such refinancing, the Term Loan Refinancing). ETE expects that the Term Loan Refinancing will be completed concurrently with the closing of the Offering; however, ETE cannot give any assurance that it will complete the Term Loan Refinancing or that it will do so in the amount, or on the terms, that it anticipates. The Offering is not conditioned on the completion of the Term Loan Refinancing.
This report may include certain statements concerning expectations for the future that are forward-looking statements as defined by federal law. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond managements control. An extensive list of factors that can affect future results are discussed in ETEs Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ETE undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect new information or events.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.|
LE GP, LLC,
its general partner
|Date: October 3, 2017|
|Thomas E. Long|
|Group Chief Financial Officer|