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): November 15, 2017
DELEK LOGISTICS PARTNERS, LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
7102 Commerce Way
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (615) 771-6701
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
Effective November 15, 2017, senior management of the general partner of Delek Logistics Partners, LP (the “Partnership,” “our” or “we”) will begin using the materials included in Exhibit 99.1 to this report (the “Investor Presentation”) in connection with presentations to existing and prospective investors. The Investor Presentation is incorporated into this Item 7.01 by this reference and will also be available on the Partnership's website at www.deleklogistics.com.
The information in this Item 7.01 is being furnished, not filed, pursuant to Regulation FD. Accordingly, the information in Item 7.01 of this report will not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement filed by the Partnership under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless specifically identified therein as being incorporated therein by reference. The furnishing of the information in this report is not intended to, and does not, constitute a determination or admission by the Partnership that the information in this report is material or complete, or that investors should consider this information before making an investment decision with respect to any security of the Partnership or any of its affiliates.
This report contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements reflect our current estimates, expectations and projections about our future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. Forward-looking statements include, among other things, the information concerning our possible future results of operations, business and growth strategies and statements of management's goals and objectives, and other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “appears,” “projects” and similar expressions, as well as statements in future tense, identify forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved. Forward-looking information is based on information available at the time and/or management's good faith belief with respect to future events, and is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements. Important factors that, individually or in the aggregate, could cause such differences include, but are not limited to:
our substantial dependence on Delek US Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Delek") (NYSE: DK) or its assignees and their support of and respective ability to pay us under our commercial agreements;
our future coverage, leverage, financial flexibility and growth, and our ability to improve performance and achieve distribution growth at 10% annually or at all;
Delek's future growth, financial performance, share repurchases, crude oil supply pricing and flexibility and product distribution;
Positive industry dynamics including Permian Basin growth, efficiencies, takeaway capacity;
the age and condition of our assets and operating hazards and other risks incidental to transporting, storing and gathering crude oil, intermediate and refined products, including, but not limited to, costs, penalties, regulatory or legal actions and other effects related to spills, releases and tank failures;
changes in insurance markets impacting costs and the level and types of coverage available;
the timing and extent of changes in commodity prices and demand for refined products;
the wholesale marketing margins we are able to obtain and the number of barrels of product we are able to sell in our west Texas wholesale business;
the suspension, reduction or termination of Delek's or its assignees' or any third-party's obligations under our commercial agreements including the duration, fees or terms thereof;
the results of our investments in joint ventures;
the ability to secure commercial agreements with Delek or third parties upon expiration of existing agreements;
disruptions due to acts of God, equipment interruption or failure at our facilities, Delek's facilities or third-party facilities on which our business is dependent;
changes in the availability and cost of capital of debt and equity financing;
our reliance on information technology systems in our day-to-day operations;
changes in general economic conditions;
the effects of existing and future laws and governmental regulations, including, but not limited to, the rules and regulations promulgated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and those relating to environmental protection, pipeline integrity and safety;
competitive conditions in our industry;
actions taken by our customers and competitors;
the demand for crude oil, refined products and transportation and storage services;
our ability to successfully implement our business plan;
an inability to have growth projects completed on time and on budget;
an inability of Delek to grow as expected and realize the synergies and the other expected benefits of its merger with Alon USA Energy, Inc. ("Alon USA"), which became effective as of July 1, 2017;
as it relates to our potential future growth opportunities, including dropdowns, and other potential benefits, the ability to successfully integrate the businesses of Delek and Alon USA;
our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses;
natural disasters, weather-related delays, casualty losses and other matters beyond our control;
changes or volatility in interest and inflation rates;
large customer defaults;
changes in tax status and regulations;
the effects of future litigation; and
other factors discussed in our other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, our actual results of operations and execution of our business strategy could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements, and you should not place undue reliance upon them. In addition, past financial and/or operating performance is not necessarily a reliable indicator of future performance and you should not use our historical performance to anticipate results or future period trends. We can give no assurances that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if any of them do, what impact they will have on our results of operations and financial condition.
Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statements are made. We assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information except to the extent required by applicable securities laws. If we do update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect thereto or with respect to other forward-looking statements.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(a) Financial statements of businesses acquired.
(b) Pro Forma Financial Information.
(c) Shell company transactions.
99.1 Investor presentation materials to be used beginning November 15, 2017.
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.
Dated: November 15, 2017
DELEK LOGISTICS PARTNERS, LP
By: Delek Logistics GP, LLC
its general partner
/s/ Kevin Kremke
Name: Kevin Kremke
Title: EVP / Chief Financial Officer
Exhibit No. Description
99.1Investor presentation materials to be used beginning November 15, 2017.