HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/20/12 -- El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (EPB) today announced that the Board of Directors of its general partner has declared a $0.50 per unit quarterly cash distribution for the fourth quarter of 2011, or $2.00 per unit on an annualized basis. This distribution represents a 14 percent increase from the $0.44 per unit paid for the fourth quarter 2010 and a 2 percent increase from the $0.49 per unit paid for the third quarter 2011.
The distribution will be paid February 14, 2012, on all outstanding units to holders of record as of the close of business on January 31, 2012.
El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. is a Delaware limited partnership formed by El Paso Corporation to own and operate natural gas transportation pipelines and storage assets. El Paso Corporation owns a 42 percent limited partner interest, and the 2 percent general partner interest in the partnership. El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. owns Wyoming Interstate Company, L.L.C. (WIC), Southern LNG Company, L.L.C. (SLNG), Elba Express Company, L.L.C. (Elba Express), Southern Natural Gas Company, L.L.C. (SNG), and an 86 percent interest in Colorado Interstate Gas Company, L.L.C. (CIG). WIC and CIG are interstate pipeline systems serving the Rocky Mountain region, SLNG owns the Elba Island LNG storage and regasification terminal near Savannah, Georgia, and both Elba Express and SNG are interstate pipeline systems serving the southeastern region of the United States.
Note to Non-United States Investors
This release is intended to be a qualified notice under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b). Brokers and nominees should treat one hundred percent of El Paso Pipeline Partners' distributions to foreign investors as being attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, El Paso Pipeline Partners' distributions to Non-United States investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest applicable effective tax rate.
Contacts: Investor and Media Relations Bruce Connery Vice President (713) 420-5855 Media Relations Bill Baerg Manager (713) 420-2906
Source: El Paso Pipeline Partners