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EX-5.2 - OPINION OF SQUIRE SANDERS (US) LLP - DCP Midstream Partners, LPd444666dex52.htm
EX-4.3 - FOURTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE - DCP Midstream Partners, LPd444666dex43.htm
EX-5.1 - OPINION OF HOLLAND & HART LLP - DCP Midstream Partners, LPd444666dex51.htm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 27, 2012

 

 

DCP MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, LP

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-32678   03-0567133

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File No.)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

370 17th Street, Suite 2775

Denver, Colorado 80202

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(303) 633-2900

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(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:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 


Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On November 27, 2012, DCP Midstream Operating, LP (the “Operating Partnership”) completed a public offering of $500.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.50% Senior Notes due 2017 (the “Notes”). The Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by DCP Midstream Partners, LP (the “Partnership”). The Notes constitute a new series of debt securities under an indenture dated as of September 30, 2010 (the “Base Indenture”), between the Operating Partnership and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee”), as amended and supplemented by the third supplemental indenture dated as of June 14, 2012 (the “Third Supplemental Indenture”) by and among the Operating Partnership, the Partnership and the Trustee, as further amended and supplemented by the fourth supplemental indenture dated as of November 27, 2012 (the “Fourth Supplemental Indenture” and together with the Base Indenture and the Third Supplemental Indenture, the “Indenture”) by and among the Operating Partnership, the Partnership and the Trustee setting forth the specific terms applicable to the Notes. The Notes were sold in an underwritten public offering and were registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File Nos. 333-182116 and 333-182116-01) that became effective upon its filing with the Securities Exchange Commission on June 14, 2012.

The information set forth in Item 2.03 is incorporated in its entirety herein by reference.

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

On November 27, 2012, the Operating Partnership completed the issuance and sale of $500.0 million in aggregate principal amount of the Notes, which bear interest at a rate of 2.50% per annum and are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by the Partnership. The Notes were registered under the Securities Act as described in Item 1.01 above.

Interest on the Notes will accrue from November 27, 2012 and interest on the Notes is payable semi-annually on June 1 and December 1 of each year, commencing June 1, 2013. The Notes will mature on December 1, 2017.

At any time prior to the date that is 30 days prior to the stated maturity date of the Notes, the Operating Partnership may, at its option, redeem all or part of the Notes at any time at a price equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed and (ii) a make-whole price as described in the Fourth Supplemental Indenture, plus, in either case, accrued and unpaid interest. From and after the date that is 30 days prior to the stated maturity date of the Notes, the Operating Partnership may, at its option, redeem all or any part of the Notes at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on the principal amount being redeemed to, but not including, such redemption date. The Notes are the Operating Partnership’s senior unsecured obligations. The Notes will rank equally in right of payment with all of the Operating Partnership’s other existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness, and senior in right of payment to any of its subordinated indebtedness. The guarantee of the Notes by the Partnership will rank equally in right of payment with the Partnership’s existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness and senior in right of payment to any subordinated debt the Partnership may incur.

The Indenture contains covenants that will limit the ability of the Partnership, the Operating Partnership and certain of their subsidiaries to, among other things, create liens on their principal properties, engage in sale-leaseback transactions, and merge or consolidate with another entity or sell, lease or transfer substantially all of their properties or assets to another entity. The Indenture does not restrict the Partnership, the Operating Partnership or their subsidiaries from incurring additional indebtedness, paying distributions on their equity interests or purchasing or redeeming their equity interests, nor does the Indenture require the maintenance of any financial ratios or specified levels of net worth or liquidity. Events of default under the Indenture include:

 

   

default for 30 days in the payment when due of any interest on, or any additional amount in respect of, the Notes;

 

   

default in the payment of principal or any premium on the Notes when due;

 

   

failure by the Operating Partnership or the Partnership for 60 days after receipt of written notice from the Trustee upon instruction from holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the then outstanding Notes to comply with any of the other agreements in the Indenture (other than those described above) and stating that such notice is a notice of default under the Indenture; provided that if such failure cannot be


 

remedied within such 60-day period, such period shall be automatically extended by another 60 days so long as (i) such failure is subject to cure and (ii) the Operating Partnership is using commercially reasonable efforts to cure such failure; and provided further, that a failure to comply with any such other agreement in the Indenture that results from a change in generally accepted accounting principles shall not be deemed an event of default;

 

   

certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization with respect to the Operating Partnership or the Partnership; and

 

   

the guarantee of the Partnership with respect to the Notes ceases to be in full force and effect or is declared null and void in a judicial proceeding or the Partnership denies or disaffirms its obligations under the Indenture or such guarantee.

If an event of default relating to certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization with respect to the Operating Partnership occurs and is continuing, the principal amount of the Notes outstanding will become immediately due and payable without further action or notice on the part of the Trustee or any holders of the Notes. If an event of default related to payment occurs and is continuing, the Trustee or the holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the Notes outstanding may declare the principal amount of the Notes and all accrued and unpaid interest to be due and payable. In the event any other default occurs and is continuing, holders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Notes outstanding may declare the principal amount of the Notes and all accrued and unpaid interest to be due and payable. Under certain circumstances, the holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes outstanding may rescind any such acceleration with respect to the Notes and its consequences.

The description of the Indenture contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of each of the Base Indenture, the Third Supplemental Indenture, the Fourth Supplemental Indenture, and the form of the Notes, which are filed herewith as Exhibit 4.1, Exhibit 4.2, Exhibit 4.3, and Exhibit 4.4, respectively, and incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
No.

       

Description

  4.1    *    Indenture, dated as of September 30, 2010, among DCP Midstream Operating, LP and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (attached as Exhibit 4.1 to DCP Midstream Partners, LP’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32678) filed with the SEC on September 30, 2010)
  4.2    *    Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 14, 2012, by and between DCP Midstream Operating, LP, DCP Midstream Partners, LP, and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (attached as Exhibit 4.1 to DCP Midstream Partners, LP’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32678) filed with the SEC on June 14, 2012)
  4.3       Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 27, 2012, by and between DCP Midstream Operating, LP, DCP Midstream Partners, LP, and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.
  4.4       Form of 2.50% Senior Notes due 2017 (included in Exhibit 4.3)
  5.1       Opinion of Holland & Hart LLP
  5.2       Opinion of Squire Sanders (US) LLP
23.1       Consent of Holland & Hart LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)
23.2       Consent of Squire Sanders (US) LLP (included in Exhibit 5.2)

 

* Previously filed


SIGNATURE

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.

 

Dated: November 27, 2012   DCP MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, LP
  By:     DCP MIDSTREAM GP, LP,
      its General Partner
      By:   DCP MIDSTREAM GP, LLC,
        its General Partner
        By:  

/s/ Michael S. Richards

        Name:   Michael S. Richards
        Title:   Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
No.

        

Description

  4.1    *    Indenture, dated as of September 30, 2010, among DCP Midstream Operating, LP and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (attached as Exhibit 4.1 to DCP Midstream Partners, LP’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32678) filed with the SEC on September 30, 2010)
  4.2    *    Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 14, 2012, by and between DCP Midstream Operating, LP, DCP Midstream Partners, LP, and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (attached as Exhibit 4.1 to DCP Midstream Partners, LP’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32678) filed with the SEC on June 14, 2012)
  4.3       Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 27, 2012, by and between DCP Midstream Operating, LP, DCP Midstream Partners, LP, and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.
  4.4       Form of 2.50% Senior Notes due 2017 (included in Exhibit 4.3)
  5.1       Opinion of Holland & Hart LLP
  5.2       Opinion of Squire Sanders (US) LLP
23.1       Consent of Holland & Hart LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)
23.2       Consent of Squire Sanders (US) LLP (included in Exhibit 5.2)

 

* Previously filed