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): May 30, 2012
EAGLE ROCK ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
1415 Louisiana Street, Suite 2700
Houston, Texas 77002
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 30, 2012, Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. (the Partnership) entered into two separate Equity Distribution Agreements (the Agreements) with each of UBS Securities LLC (UBS) and Knight Capital Americas, L.P. (Knight). Pursuant to the terms of the Agreements, the Partnership may sell from time to time through UBS or Knight, as the Partnerships sales agent, common units representing limited partner interests having an aggregate offering price of up to $100,000,000 (the Units). Sales of the Units, if any, will be made by means of ordinary brokers transactions on the NASDAQ Global Select Market at market prices or in block transactions.
Under the terms of the Agreements, the Partnership may also sell Units from time to time to either of UBS or Knight as principal for its own account at a price and upon terms to be agreed upon at the time of any such sale. Any sale of Units to UBS or Knight as principal would be pursuant to the terms of a separate terms agreement between the Partnership and UBS or Knight.
The Units will be issued pursuant to the Partnerships existing effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-163554).
The foregoing description of the Agreements does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreements, copies of which are filed herewith as Exhibits 1.1 and 1.2 and are incorporated by reference herein. Legal opinions relating to the Units are filed herewith as Exhibits 5.1 and 8.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Partnership has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.