|ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS L P filed this Form 10-K on 02/28/2018|
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS L.P.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Issuance of $2.0 Billion of Senior Notes and $700 Million of Junior Subordinated Notes in February 2018
In February 2018, EPO issued $2.7 billion aggregate principal amount of notes comprised of (i) $750 million principal amount of senior notes due February 15, 2021 (“Senior Notes TT”), (ii) $1.25 billion principal amount of senior notes due February 15, 2048 (“Senior Notes UU”) and (iii) $700 million principal amount of junior subordinated notes due February 15, 2078 (“Junior Subordinated Notes F”). We issued these notes using our 2016 Shelf (see Note 9).
Net proceeds from these offerings were used by EPO for the temporary repayment of amounts outstanding under its commercial paper program, general company purposes, and the expected redemption of all $682.7 million outstanding aggregate principal amount of its 7.034% Junior Subordinated Notes B (the “7.034% Notes”).
Senior Notes TT were issued at 99.946% of their principal amount and have a fixed-rate interest rate of 2.80% per year. Senior Notes UU were issued at 99.865% of their principal amount and have a fixed-rate interest rate of 4.25% per year. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has guaranteed the senior notes through an unconditional guarantee on an unsecured and unsubordinated basis.
The Junior Subordinated Notes F are redeemable at EPO’s option, in whole or in part, on one or more occasions, on or after February 15, 2028 at 100% of their principal amount, plus any accrued and unpaid interest thereon, and bear interest at a fixed rate of 5.375% per year through February 14, 2028. Beginning February 15, 2028, the Junior Subordinated Notes F will bear interest at a floating rate based on a three-month LIBOR rate plus 2.57%, reset quarterly. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has guaranteed the Junior Subordinated Notes F through an unconditional guarantee on an unsecured and subordinated basis.
The redemption of the 7.034% Notes and the issuance of the 5.375% Junior Subordinated Notes F will result in annual interest savings to EPO of approximately $11.3 million. On February 1, 2018, EPO notified its trustee and paying agent to redeem all of the $682.7 million outstanding aggregate principal amount of its 7.034% Notes. EPO anticipates that the 7.034% Notes will be redeemed on or about March 5, 2018, in accordance with the terms of the 7.034% Notes, at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes being redeemed, plus all accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but not including, the redemption date.