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EX-99.1 - EXHIBIT 99.1 - Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P.exhibit99-1.htm

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 18, 2011

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

(State of incorporation
or organization)
(Commission file number)
(I.R.S. employer identification number)

Two Warren Place
6120 South Yale Avenue, Suite 500
Tulsa, Oklahoma
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (918) 237-4000

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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Item 8.01.
Other Events.
Swank Capital, LLC (“Swank Capital”) and Solus Alternative Asset Management LP (“Solus”) filed Schedule 13Ds with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on January 5, 2011 and January 13, 2011, respectively, that disclosed such entity’s investment in Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. (the “Partnership”) and contained copies of correspondence sent by such entity to Mr. James C. Dyer, IV, the Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership’s general partner and a member of its board of directors.
On January 18, 2011, Mr. Dyer delivered a written response to Swank Capital and Solus.  A copy of this letter is filed as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
The letter filed as an exhibit hereto includes forward-looking statements. Statements included in such letter that are not historical facts (including, without limitation, any statements concerning plans and objectives of management for future operations or economic performance or assumptions related thereto) are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Partnership’s filings with the SEC. 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.
Important information regarding certain items to be proposed to the Partnership’s unitholders for approval in connection with the refinancing transactions will be filed with the SEC.  In connection with such proposals and the related transactions, the Partnership will file a proxy statement and other documents with the SEC.  INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE BECAUSE IT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP, THE UNITHOLDER PROPOSALS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS.  Investors and security holders may obtain copies of the proxy statement and other documents that the Partnership files with the SEC (when they are available) free of charge at the SEC’s web site at  The definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents may also be obtained (when available) free of charge on the Partnership’s web site at or by directing a request to Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P., Two Warren Place, 6120 South Yale Avenue, Suite 500, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136, Attention: Investor Relations.
The Partnership, its general partner and its directors, executive officers and other members of its management and employees may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from the unitholders of the Partnership in connection with the unitholder proposals and related transactions.  Information regarding the special interests of persons who may be deemed to be such participants in the unitholder proposals and related transactions will be included in the proxy statement when it becomes available.  Additional information regarding the directors and executive officers of the Partnership’s general partner is also included in the Partnership’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, and subsequent statements of changes in beneficial ownership on file with the SEC.  These documents are available free of charge at the SEC’s web site at and from Investor Relations at Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. as described above.


Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)           Exhibits

Letter from Mr. James C. Dyer, IV, to Mr. Jerry Swank and Mr. Christopher Pucillo, dated as of January 18, 2011.







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 G.P., L.L.C.
its General Partner
Date:  January 18, 2011
/s/ Alex G. Stallings     
Alex G. Stallings
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary



Letter from Mr. James C. Dyer, IV, to Mr. Jerry Swank and Mr. Christopher Pucillo, dated as of January 18, 2011.