HOUSTON, Feb. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SHLX) (“SHLX” or the “Partnership”) announces that it has received a non-binding, preliminary proposal letter from Shell Pipeline Company LP (“SPLC”) to acquire all of the Partnership’s issued and outstanding common units not already owned by SPLC or its affiliates at a value of $12.89 per each issued and outstanding publicly held common unit of the Partnership (the “Proposal”). The Board of Directors of our general partner intends to appoint a conflicts committee to review, evaluate and negotiate the Proposal. SHLX will provide further information as appropriate.
The proposed transaction is subject to a number of contingencies, including the approval of the Board of Directors of our general partner, the negotiation of a definitive agreement concerning the transaction, and the satisfaction of conditions to the consummation of a transaction set forth in any such definitive agreement. There can be no assurance that such definitive agreement will be executed or that any transaction will be consummated on the terms described above or at all.
This offer has no impact on the safe and reliable operation of SHLX assets, which would also continue if any buy-in is completed.
About Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.
Shell Midstream Partners, L.P., headquartered in Houston, Texas, owns, operates, develops and acquires pipelines and other midstream and logistics assets. The Partnership’s assets include interests in entities that own (a) crude oil and refined products pipelines and terminals that serve as key infrastructure to transport onshore and offshore crude oil production to Gulf Coast and Midwest refining markets and deliver refined products from those markets to major demand centers and (b) storage tanks and financing receivables that are secured by pipelines, storage tanks, docks, truck and rail racks and other infrastructure used to stage and transport intermediate and finished products. The Partnership’s assets also include interests in entities that own natural gas and refinery gas pipelines that transport offshore natural gas to market hubs and deliver refinery gas from refineries and plants to chemical sites along the Gulf Coast.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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