Western Gas Equity Partners, LP Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Common Units


Western Gas Equity Partners, LP announced that it has closed its initial public offering of 17,181,000 common units representing limited partner interests in Western Gas Equity Partners at a price of $22.00 per common unit. In connection with the offering, the underwriters exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 2,577,150 common units from Western Gas Equity Partners. As a result, the total initial public offering size was 19,758,150 common units. Western Gas Equity Partners used the net proceeds from the offering to purchase from Western Gas Partners, LP (“WES”) 8,722,966 common units representing limited partner interests in WES at a price of $46.00 per unit, and make a corresponding capital contribution to WES, on behalf of Western Gas Holdings, LLC (“WES GP”), to allow WES GP to maintain its 2.0% general partner interest in WES.

Western Gas Equity Partners is a Delaware master limited partnership formed to own three types of partnership interests in WES (WES), a publicly traded limited partnership. WES is a growth-oriented Delaware master limited partnership organized by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) to own, operate, acquire and develop midstream energy assets. Western Gas Equity Partners’ only cash-generating assets consist of partnership interests in WES.

Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Securities and Morgan Stanley acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from:

Barclays        Citigroup
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions        c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Ave.        1155 Long Island Ave.
Edgewood, NY 11717        Edgewood, NY 11717
Toll-Free: (888) 603-5847        Toll-Free: (800) 831-9146
Deutsche Bank Securities       Morgan Stanley
60 Wall Street       Attention: Prospectus Department
New York, NY 10005-2836       180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor
Attention: Prospectus Group       New York, NY 10014
Toll-Free: (800) 503-4611       Toll-Free: (866) 718-1649

An electronic copy of the prospectus may be obtained from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (the “SEC”) website at www.sec.gov.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with, and declared effective by, the SEC. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.


Western Gas Equity Partners, LP

Benjamin Fink, CFA, 832-636-6010

SVP, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

[email protected]