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, Texas 75225
(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On October 3, 2017, Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (the “Partnership”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Mizuho Securities USA LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (collectively, the “Underwriters”), relating to the public offering by the Partnership of $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of its 4.25% Senior Notes due 2023 (the “Notes”). The offering of the Notes (the “Offering”) was registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-216451) of the Partnership, as supplemented by the Prospectus Supplement dated October 3, 2017 relating to the Notes and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act on October 5, 2017.
The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements by the Partnership, and customary conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of the Partnership and the Underwriters, including for liabilities under the Securities Act, other obligations of the parties and termination provisions.
The Offering is expected to close on October 18, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The summary of the Underwriting Agreement in this report does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 hereto.
In the ordinary course of its business, the Underwriters and their affiliates have engaged, and may in the future engage, in commercial banking, investment banking or other commercial transactions with the Partnership and its affiliates for which they received or will receive customary fees and expenses.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
See the Exhibit Index set forth below for a list of exhibits included with this Form 8-K.
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
October 6, 2017
/s/ Thomas E. Long
Thomas E. Long
Group Chief Financial Officer