BettingAngles Saturday, 08/13/16 03:52:01 PM Re: None Post # of 131 Current Report Filing (8-k) Print Alert UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549 FORM 8-K CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): August 2, 2016 ENBRIDGE ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P. (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter) DELAWARE 1-10934 39-1715850 (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.) 1100 LOUISIANA, SUITE 3300, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002 (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code) (713) 821-2000 (Registrant’s telephone number, including area code) Not Applicable (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report) Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions: ¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425) ¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12) ¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b)) ¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c)) Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement. On August 2, 2016, Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (“ EEP ”) announced that it and Marathon Petroleum Corporation (“ Marathon Petroleum ”), had entered into an agreement to form a new joint venture, which in turn has entered into an agreement to acquire a 49 percent equity interest in the holding company that owns 75 percent of the Bakken Pipeline System (“ Bakken Pipeline ”), which consists of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Energy Transfer Crude Oil Pipeline projects, from an affiliate of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. Under that arrangement, EEP and Marathon Petroleum would indirectly hold 75 percent and 25 percent, respectively, of the joint venture’s 49 percent interest in the holding company of Bakken Pipeline. The purchase price of EEP’s effective 27.6 percent interest in the Bakken Pipeline is $1.5 billion. Closing of the transaction is subject to certain conditions, and is expected to occur in the third quarter of 2016.