|ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS L P filed this Form 424B3 on 02/01/2018|
Rule) who (a) is independent of Enterprise Parent, Enterprise and the underwriters; (b) is capable of evaluating investment risks independently, both in general and with respect to particular transactions and investment strategies (within the meaning of the Fiduciary Rule); (c) is a fiduciary (under ERISA and/or Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code) with respect to the ERISA Plans investment in the notes and is responsible for exercising independent judgment in evaluating the ERISA Plans investment in the notes; (d) is either (A) a bank as defined in Section 202 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the Advisers Act) or similar institution that is regulated and supervised and subject to periodic examination by a state or federal agency of the United States; (B) an insurance carrier which is qualified under the laws of more than one state of the United States to perform the services of managing, acquiring or disposing of assets of such an ERISA Plan; (C) an investment adviser registered under the Advisers Act or, if not registered as an investment adviser under the Advisers Act by reason of paragraph (1) of Section 203A of the Advisers Act, is registered as an investment adviser under the laws of the state (referred to in such paragraph (1)) in which it maintains its principal office and place of business; (D) a broker dealer registered under the Exchange Act; and/or (E) an Independent Fiduciary (not described in clauses (A), (B), (C) or (D) above) that holds or has under management or control total assets of at least $50 million, and will at all times that such ERISA Plan holds an interest in the notes, hold or have under management or control, total assets of at least $50 million (and, in the case of this clause (E), the ERISA Plan is not (1) an individual retirement account (IRA) for which the owner of the IRA or a relative of the IRA owner is the Independent Fiduciary, or (2) a self-directed plan for which the Independent Fiduciary is a participant or beneficiary directing the investment in the notes); and (e) is aware of and acknowledges that (I) none of Enterprise Parent, Enterprise or the underwriters nor any of their respective affiliates is undertaking to provide impartial investment advice, or to give advice in a fiduciary capacity, in connection with the ERISA Plans investment in the notes, and (II) the issuer, the underwriters, the guarantor and their respective affiliates have a financial interest in the ERISA Plans investment in the notes on account of the fees and other remuneration they expect to receive in connection with transactions contemplated hereunder.
Each Plan investor is advised to contact its own financial advisor or other fiduciary unrelated to the issuer and its affiliates about whether an investment in the notes may be appropriate for the Plans circumstances.
The foregoing discussion is general in nature and is not intended to be all-inclusive. In addition, such discussion assumes that the notes will constitute indebtedness as opposed to equity interests under the U.S. Department of Labors plan asset regulations or Similar Laws. Although such characterization of the notes would appear appropriate, we can offer you no assurance that this will be the case.
Due to the complexity of applicable rules and the penalties that may be imposed upon persons involved in non-exempt prohibited transactions or fiduciary breaches, it is particularly important that fiduciaries, or other persons considering purchasing the notes (and/or holding the notes) on behalf of, or with the assets of, any Plan, consult with their counsel regarding the potential applicability of ERISA, Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code and any Similar Laws to such investment and whether an exemption would be applicable to the purchase and holding of the notes. The foregoing discussion is based on the provisions of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code (and related regulations and administrative and judicial interpretations) as of the date of this prospectus. This summary does not purport to be complete and no assurance can be given that future legislation, court decisions, regulations, rulings or pronouncements will not significantly modify the requirements summarized above. Any of these changes may be retroactive and may thereby apply to transactions entered into prior to the date of their enactment or release.
Purchasers of the notes have the exclusive responsibility for ensuring that their purchase and holding of the notes comply with the fiduciary responsibility rules of ERISA or applicable Similar Laws and do not violate the prohibited transaction rules of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code or applicable Similar Laws. The sale of the notes to a Plan is in no respect a representation by us or any of our affiliates or representatives that such an investment meets all relevant legal requirements with respect to investment by Plans generally or any particular Plan, or that such an investment is appropriate for Plans generally or any particular Plan.