Form 8-K Blueknight Energy Partne For: Jan 23
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (date of earliest event reported): January 23, 2018
BLUEKNIGHT ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State of incorporation
(Commission file number)
(I.R.S. employer identification number)
201 NW 10th, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (405) 278-6400
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Regulation FD Disclosure.
On January 23, 2018, Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. (the “Partnership”) issued a press release (the “Press Release”) announcing that on February 14, 2018, it will pay quarterly distributions of $0.1450 per common unit, unchanged from the Partnership’s third quarter 2017 distribution, and $0.17875 per preferred unit to its common and preferred unitholders of record as of the close of business on February 2, 2018. A copy of the Press Release is furnished as an exhibit to this Current Report.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information set forth in this Item 7.01 and in the attached exhibit are deemed to be furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information set forth in the attached Exhibit 99.1 is deemed to be “furnished” and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of the Exchange Act.
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.
BLUEKNIGHT ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P.
Blueknight Energy Partners G.P., L.L.C.
its General Partner
Date: January 23, 2018
/s/ Alex G. Stallings
Alex G. Stallings
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Blueknight Declares Quarterly Distributions
OKLAHOMA CITY, January 23, 2018 -- Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: BKEP - Common Units) (NASDAQ: BKEPP - Preferred Units) (“BKEP” or the “Partnership”), announced today that the board of directors of its general partner has declared a quarterly cash distribution on the Partnership’s common units of $0.1450 per common unit, unchanged from the Partnership’s third quarter 2017 distribution, as well as a quarterly cash distribution on the Partnership’s preferred units of $0.17875 per preferred unit. The distributions are payable on February 14, 2018, on all outstanding common and preferred units to unitholders of record as of the close of business on February 2, 2018.
Forward-Looking Statements and Treasury Regulation Notice
This release may include forward-looking statements. Statements included in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, uncertainties relating to the Partnership’s future cash flows and operations, the Partnership’s ability to pay future distributions, future market conditions, current and future governmental regulation, future taxation and other factors discussed in the Partnership’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results or outcomes may vary materially from those expected. The Partnership undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
This release is intended to be a qualified notice under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b) (4) and (d). Brokers and nominees should treat one hundred percent (100.0%) of BKEP’s distributions to foreign investors as being attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, BKEP’s distributions to foreign investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest applicable effective tax rate. Nominees, and not BKEP, are treated as withholding agents responsible for withholding on the distributions received by them on behalf of foreign investors.
About Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P.
BKEP owns and operates a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets consisting of approximately 9.8 million barrels of combined asphalt product and residual fuel oil storage located at 55 terminals in 26 states, 7.0 million barrels of crude oil storage located in Oklahoma and Texas, approximately 6.6 million barrels of which are located at the Cushing, Oklahoma, Interchange, approximately 670 miles of crude oil pipeline located primarily in Oklahoma and Texas and approximately 200 crude oil transportation and oilfield services vehicles deployed in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. BKEP provides integrated services for companies engaged in the production, distribution and marketing of crude oil, asphalt and other petroleum products. BKEP is
headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For more information, visit the Partnership’s web site at www.bkep.com.
Investor Relations, 918-237-4032
Brent Gooden, 405-715-3232 or 405-818-1900