|EX-1.1 - UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT - ENBRIDGE ENERGY PARTNERS LP||dex11.htm|
|EX-5.1 - OPINION OF FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI, L.L.P. - ENBRIDGE ENERGY PARTNERS LP||dex51.htm|
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): September 8, 2010
ENBRIDGE ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction)||(Commission File No.)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
1100 LOUISIANA, SUITE 3300, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 1.01.||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On September 8, 2010, Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the Partnership), entered into an underwriting agreement (the Underwriting Agreement), attached as Exhibit 1.1 hereto, with the underwriters named therein with respect to the issue and sale by the Partnership of $400,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.50 % Notes due 2040 (the Notes).
On September 9, 2010, pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Partnership filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Prospectus Supplement to its global shelf registration statement on Form S-3 dated January 8, 2009 (Registration No. 333-156619) relating to the offering of the Notes. Exhibits 1.1, 5.1 and 23.1 to this Form 8-K relating to the offering of the Notes are hereby incorporated into such Registration Statement by reference.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
Reference is made to the Index of Exhibits following the signature page, which is hereby incorporated into this Item.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
ENBRIDGE ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P.
Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C.,
as delegate of Enbridge Energy Company, Inc.,
its General Partner
|Date: September 9, 2010||By:||/s/ Bruce A. Stevenson|
Bruce A. Stevenson
(Duly Authorized Officer)
Index of Exhibits
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement dated as of September 8, 2010 between the Partnership and the underwriters named therein.|
|5.1||Opinion of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.|
|23.1||Consent of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. (the consent of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. to the use of their opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1 hereto and the reference to their firm in the Registration Statement is contained in such opinion).|