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SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. Closes on Private $200 Million Debt Offering

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SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SXCP) announced today that it and its wholly owned subsidiary, SunCoke Energy Partners Finance Corp., have closed on their previously announced offering of an additional $200 million aggregate principal amount of SXCP’s 7.375 percent senior unsecured notes. These notes were issued at a price equal to 102.000 percent of the principal amount, plus accrued interest from August 1, 2014, resulting in a yield to worst of 6.799 percent.

SXCP intends to use the majority of the net proceeds from the sale to repay $135 million of debt assumed from SunCoke Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SXC) and pre-fund SXC’s approximately $45 million obligation to indemnify SXCP for the anticipated cost of an environmental project at SXCP’s Granite City, Ill., cokemaking facility. SXCP acquired a 75 percent interest in the Granite City facility from SXC in a deal that closed on January 13, 2015. SXCP intends to use the remainder of the proceeds to pay transaction costs for the acquisition and for general partnership purposes.

“The dropdown of the Granite City cokemaking facility is nicely accretive for SXCP by increasing distributable cash flow while benefiting SXC by reducing its debt, increasing its ownership interest in SXCP and funding a $45 million environmental project obligation at Granite City,” said Fritz Henderson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.


SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SXCP) is a publicly traded master limited partnership that manufactures coke used in the blast furnace production of steel and provides coal handling services to the coke, steel and power industries. Our advanced, heat recovery cokemaking process produces consistently high-quality coke, captures waste heat to generate steam or electricity, and reduces environmental impacts. Our coal handling terminals have the collective capacity to blend and transload more than 30 million tons of coal annually and are strategically located to enable material delivery to U.S. ports in the Gulf Coast, East Coast and Great Lakes. Our General Partner is a wholly owned subsidiary of SunCoke Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SXC) , the largest independent producer of coke in the Americas, with 50 years of cokemaking experience and an international reputation for leadership, innovation and environmental stewardship in our industry.


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Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, domestic and international economic, political, business, operational, competitive, regulatory, and/or market factors affecting SXCP, as well as uncertainties related to: pending or future litigation, legislation or regulatory actions; liability for remedial actions or assessments under existing or future environmental regulations; gains and losses related to acquisition, disposition or impairment of assets; recapitalizations; access to, and costs of, capital; the effects of changes in accounting rules applicable to SXCP; and changes in tax, environmental and other laws and regulations applicable to SXCP’s businesses.

Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, but are based upon the current knowledge, beliefs and expectations of SXCP management, and upon assumptions by SXCP concerning future conditions, any or all of which ultimately may prove to be inaccurate. The reader should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. SXCP does not intend, and expressly disclaims any obligation, to update or alter its forward-looking statements (or associated cautionary language), whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise after the date of this press release except as required by applicable law.

SXCP has included in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission cautionary language identifying important factors (but not necessarily all the important factors) that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made by SXCP. For information concerning these factors, see SXCP’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings such as its annual and quarterly reports and current reports on Form 8-K. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by such cautionary statements. Unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed in this release also could have material adverse effects on forward-looking statements.

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