Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE:BWP) today announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Texas Gas Transmission, LLC, priced a private placement of an additional $115 million in aggregate principal amount of its 4.50% senior notes due 2021. Texas Gas originally offered and sold $325 million in aggregate principal amount of its 4.50% senior notes due 2021 on January 19, 2011. The additional issue of notes priced at 101.428% of par to yield 4.313%.
Texas Gas expects the offering to close on June 16, 2011 and plans to use the proceeds from the offering and borrowings under its credit facility to redeem all of the $115 million in principal amount of its 5.50% senior notes due 2013.
The securities have been offered only to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A and to persons outside the United States under Regulation S. This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. These securities have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or any state securities laws, and unless so registered, may not be offered or sold except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and applicable state securities laws.
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, is a limited partnership engaged, through its subsidiaries, Gulf Crossing Pipeline Company LLC, Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP and Texas Gas Transmission, LLC, in the interstate transportation and storage of natural gas. Boardwalk's interstate natural gas pipeline systems have approximately 14,200 miles of pipeline and underground storage fields having aggregate working gas capacity of approximately 167 Bcf.
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to expectations, plans or prospects for Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP and its subsidiaries. These statements are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of management and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include market conditions and other factors beyond the company's control and the risk factors and other cautionary statements discussed in Boardwalk's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.