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): March 1, 2016
TARGA RESOURCES PARTNERS LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation or Organization)
1000 Louisiana, Suite 4300
Houston, Texas 77002
(Address of principal executive office) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On March 1, 2016, Ruth I. Dreessen and Barry R. Pearl resigned from the board of directors (the Board) of Targa Resources GP LLC (the General Partner), the general partner of Targa Resources Partners LP (the Partnership). Ms. Dreessens and Mr. Pearls resignations were not a result of any disagreement with the Partnership or the General Partner regarding any matter related to the operations, policies or practices of the Partnership or the General Partner. These resignations and the changes described below were made in connection with the completion on February 17, 2016 of the transactions contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of November 2, 2015, by and among Targa Resources Corp. (TRC), Spartan Merger Sub LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a wholly owned subsidiary of TRC, the Partnership and the General Partner, pursuant to which TRC acquired all of the common units representing limited partner interests in the Partnership not already owned by TRC and its affiliates.
On March 1, 2016, Targa GP Inc., the sole member of the General Partner, increased the size of the Board from seven board members to ten board members and elected Charles R. Crisp, Waters S. Davis, IV, Laura C. Fulton, Ershel C. Redd Jr. and Chris Tong to serve on the Board. These changes were made to fill the vacancies resulting from the resignations of Ms. Dreessen and Mr. Pearl and the increase in the size of the Board. Each of Ms. Fulton and Messrs. Crisp, Davis, Redd Jr. and Tong serve on the board of directors of TRC.
There are no understandings or arrangements between any of Ms. Fulton or Messrs. Crisp, Davis, Redd Jr. or Tong and any other person pursuant to which such persons were selected to serve as directors of the General Partner. There are no relationships between any of Ms. Fulton or Messrs. Crisp, Davis, Redd Jr. or Tong and the Partnership or any of its subsidiaries that would require disclosure pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Ms. Fulton and Messrs. Redd Jr. and Tong were also appointed as members of the Audit Committee of the Board, effective March 1, 2016.
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.
|TARGA RESOURCES PARTNERS LP|
By: TARGA RESOURCES GP LLC,
its general partner
|Date: March 4, 2016||By:||/s/ Matthew J. Meloy|
|Name:||Matthew J. Meloy|
|Title:||Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|