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Unitholders Approve Energy Tranfer, Sunoco Logistics Merger

Energy Transfer Partners L.P., April 28, 2017

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (“SXL”) and Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (“ETP”) have announced that at a special meeting of ETP unitholders, the unitholders voted to adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of November 20, 2016, as amended (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among ETP, SXL, their respective general partners, certain wholly owned subsidiaries of SXL and, solely for certain provisions therein, Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (“ETE”), pursuant to which ETP will become a wholly owned subsidiary of SXL.

Based on the results, 88% of the units voted at the special meeting voted in favor of adoption of the Merger Agreement. The votes in favor of the Merger Agreement constituted more than a majority of ETP’s units outstanding as of the record date for the special meeting, and, as a result, the Merger Agreement was approved and adopted by the ETP unitholders. The merger is expected to close on April 28, 2017. The combined company will be named Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and its common units are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the “ETP” ticker symbol on Monday, May 1, 2017.

ETE management has advised ETP that ETE confirms its intention to continue to support the growth of the combined company in a manner consistent with ETE’s prior support transactions, thereby continuing the alignment of the interests of ETE and the combined company. This support from ETE may include additional incentive distribution subsidies or other actions that have the effect of reducing the cost of capital for the equity of the combined company. This support may also include the purchase of equity of the combined company by ETE to help fund growth capital projects of the combined company.


About Sunoco Logistics

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary pipeline, terminalling, and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and refined products. SXL’s general partner is a consolidated subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP). For more information, visit the Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. website at www.sunocologistics.com.

About Energy Tranfer Partners

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States. ETP’s subsidiaries include Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, LP (the successor of Southern Union Company) and Lone Star NGL LLC, which owns and operates natural gas liquids storage, fractionation and transportation assets. In total, ETP currently owns and operates more than 62,500 miles of natural gas and natural gas liquids pipelines. ETP also owns the general partner, 100% of the incentive distribution rights, and approximately 67.1 million common units in Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL), which operates a geographically diverse portfolio of crude oil and refined products pipelines, terminalling and crude oil acquisition and marketing assets. ETP’s general partner is owned by Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. For more information, visit the Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. website at www.energytransfer.com.


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