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Baker Botts Represents Underwriters in Offering of Common Units of Westlake Chemical Partners LP

Deal Description: September 26, 2017 - Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE: WLKP) (the “Partnership”) announced that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 4,500,000 common units representing limited partner interests in the Partnership at a price of $22.00 per common unit (before the underwriters’ discount and offering expenses). The Partnership has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 675,000 common units at the public offering price less the underwriting discount. The offering is scheduled to close on September 29, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Partnership intends to use the net proceeds from this offering, along with borrowings under its revolving credit facility, to fund its obligations under the concurrently announced acquisition of an additional 5.0% limited partner interest in Westlake Chemical OpCo LP (“OpCo”), which will increase the Partnership’s limited partner interest in OpCo to approximately 18.3% (the “OpCo Equity Purchase”). Pending the use of proceeds for such purpose, or if the OpCo Equity Purchase is not consummated for any reason, the Partnership intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general partnership purposes. OpCo intends to use the proceeds it receives from the OpCo Equity Purchase to repay borrowings under its intercompany debt agreements with Westlake Chemical Corporation. 

UBS Investment Bank, Citigroup, Barclays and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as joint bookrunning managers for the offering.

Baker Botts represented the underwriters in connection with the offering.

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For more information, please see Westlake Chemical Partners LP’s news release.

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