Form 8-K STAR GROUP LP For: Oct 26

October 26, 2017 8:01 AM

Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): October 26, 2017  

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


9 West Broad Street, Suite 310, Stamford, CT 06902
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(203) 328-7310
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Star Gas Partners, L.P.
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On October 26, 2017, Star Group, L.P., a Delaware partnership (the "Partnership"), issued a press release announcing the results of a special unitholder meeting and a change in the name of the company.  A copy of the press release is furnished within this report as Exhibit 99.1.


The information in this report is being furnished, and is not deemed as "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless specifically stated so therein.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit 99.1  A copy of the Star Group, L.P. Press Release dated October 26, 2017.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

By: Kestrel Heat, LLC (General Partner)
Date: October 26, 2017By: /s/ Richard F. Ambury        
  Richard F. Ambury
  Chief Financial Officer
Principal Financial Officer


Star Gas Partners, L.P. Announces Results from Special Meeting and Renames Company Star Group, L.P.

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Star Group, L.P. (the “Company” or “Star” or the “Partnership”) (NYSE:SGU), a home energy distributor and services provider, today announced that on October 25, 2017, at its special meeting, unitholders voted in favor of the previously-announced proposals to have the Company be treated as a corporation, instead of a partnership, for federal income tax purposes (commonly referred to as a “check-the-box” election) along with amendments to the Company’s partnership agreement to effect such changes in income tax classification. In addition, the Company changed its name, effective October 25, 2017, to Star Group, L.P., which will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “SGU.” The name change was made to more closely align the Partnership’s name with the expanded scope of its products and services it offers.

Star will remain a Delaware limited partnership, and the distribution provisions of the Partnership, including the incentive distributions, will not change. 

About Star Group, L.P.
Star Group, L.P. is a full service provider specializing in the sale of home heating products and services to residential and commercial customers to heat their homes and buildings. The Company also sells and services heating and air conditioning equipment to its home heating oil and propane customers and, to a lesser extent, provides these offerings to customers outside of its home heating oil and propane customer base. In certain of Star's marketing areas, the Company provides home security and plumbing services primarily to its home heating oil and propane customer base. Star also sells diesel fuel, gasoline and home heating oil on a delivery only basis. Star is the nation's largest retail distributor of home heating oil based upon sales volume. Including its propane locations, Star serves customers in the more northern and eastern states within the Northeast, Central and Southeast U.S. regions. Additional information is available by obtaining the Company's SEC filings at and by visiting Star's website at

Star Group
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