March 16, 2010
HAMILTON, BERMUDA–(Marketwire – March 16, 2010) – Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (Teekay Offshore or the Partnership) (NYSE:TOO) announced today that it plans to offer 4,400,000 common units, representing limited partner interests, in a public offering. Teekay Offshore expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 660,000 common units to cover over-allotments, if any. The Partnership expects to use a portion of the net proceeds from the public offering to repay the approximately $60 million of outstanding debt under its unsecured subordinated debt facility with Teekay Corporation, and expects to use the remaining net proceeds, together with cash on hand, to finance the purchase of a floating storage and offtake (FSO) unit, the Falcon Spirit.
Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. is a publicly-traded master limited partnership formed by Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK), and is an international provider of marine transportation and storage services to the offshore oil industry. Teekay Offshore currently owns a 51% interest in and controls Teekay Offshore Operating L.P., which has a fleet of 33 shuttle tankers (seven of which are chartered-in), four FSO units and eleven conventional crude oil Aframax tankers. The Partnership also has direct ownership interests in two shuttle tankers, one FSO unit and one floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit.
Teekay Offshore’s common units trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TOO”.
The joint book-running managers for this offering are Morgan Stanley and BofA Merrill Lynch.
When available, copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus related to this offering may be obtained from Morgan Stanley, Attn: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014-4606, phone: 1-866-718-1649, email: email@example.com; or BofA Merrill Lynch, Attn: Preliminary Prospectus Department, 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080, email: Prospectus.Requests@ml.com.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The common units will be offered and sold pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form F-3 previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC). This offering may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus, which will be filed with the SEC.
The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the outcome to be materially different. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those discussed in Teekay Offshore’s public filings with the SEC. Teekay Offshore undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward looking statements, unless required to do so under the securities laws.