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HollyFrontier (HFC),Holly Energy (HEP) Complete UNEV Pipeline Acquisition

July 12, 2012 7:59 AM EDT Send to a Friend
HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC) and Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: HEP) have completed the acquisition of HollyFrontier’s 75% interest in UNEV Pipeline, LLC (“UNEV”) by Holly Energy for $315 million, subject to certain post-closing purchase price adjustments. UNEV is the owner of an approximate 400 mile, 12-inch refined products pipeline currently running from Woods Cross, Utah to Las Vegas, Nevada, related products terminals near Cedar City, Utah and Las Vegas, Nevada and other related assets. The purchase price of $315 million was paid with $260 million in cash and approximately 1.0 million Holly Energy common units valued at $55 million, issued to a subsidiary of HollyFrontier.

In connection with the closing of the transaction, HollyFrontier, the owner of Holly Energy’s general partner, agreed to forego its right to $1.25 million per quarter of incentive distributions from Holly Energy that the general partner would otherwise be entitled to receive over the 12 consecutive quarters following the closing of the transaction and up to an additional 4 quarters in certain circumstances. HollyFrontier also received a profits interest that will be paid beginning the fifth year after the closing based on UNEV’s EBITDA for the fourth year following the closing, by which it would be entitled in certain circumstances to receive 50% of Holly Energy’s portion of UNEV’s EBITDA over $30 million (subject to adjustment in certain circumstances), until the earlier of reaching a cap or 20 years following the closing.




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