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Baker Botts Represents the Conflicts and Audit Committee of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) and Special Committee of Kinder Morgan Management (KMR) in $70 Billion Purchase of KMP, KMR and El Paso Pipeline Partners (EPB) by Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI)


HOUSTON, August 10, 2014 -- Earlier today, Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) announced its intention to acquire by merger of all of the outstanding equity securities of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP), Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR) and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE:EPB), all of which are controlled by KMI.  The proposed mergers, the consideration of which is valued at approximately $70 billion in the aggregate, collectively represent the largest energy M&A transaction since the merger of Exxon and Mobil.  The combined entity will be the largest energy infrastructure company in North America and the third largest energy company overall with an estimated enterprise value of approximately $140 billion.

Baker Botts represented the Audit and Conflicts Committee of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and the Special Committee of Kinder Morgan Management.

Baker Botts Lawyers/Office Involved:

Corporate: Joshua Davidson (Partner, Houston); Tull Florey (Partner, Houston); Jeremy Moore (Senior Associate, Houston); James Marshall (Senior Associate, Houston); Laura Katherine Mann (Associate, Houston); Chelsie Gonzales (Associate, Houston); Sarah McDermand (Associate, Houston)
Tax: Michael Bresson (Partner, Houston); Don Lonczak (Partner, Washington); Chuck Campbell (Special Counsel, Houston)
Litigation: David Sterling (Partner, Houston); Danny David (Partner, Houston)

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