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Empire Petroleum Partners LLC announces filing of registration statement for proposed initial public offering

DALLAS, TX, May 14, 2015 —

Empire Petroleum Partners, LLC (“Empire Petroleum” or the “Partnership”) today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of common units representing limited partner interests in the Partnership. Empire Petroleum intends to list its common units on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “EPLP.” The number of common units to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined.

The registration statement on Form S-1 relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction.

Barclays Capital Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities LLC, will act as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained, when available, from:

Barclays Capital Inc.
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, New York 11717
barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com
Toll-Free: (888) 603-5847
and
Wells Fargo Securities LLC
Equity Syndicate Department
375 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10152
cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com
Toll-Free: 800-326-5897

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws relating to the potential offering. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including, among others, that the business plans of Empire Petroleum may change as circumstances warrant and that securities of Empire Petroleum may not ultimately be offered to the public because of general market conditions or other factors. Empire Petroleum does not undertake any obligation to update or revise such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur, or of which Empire Petroleum becomes aware after the date hereof.

About Empire Petroleum
Empire Petroleum is a growth-oriented limited partnership primarily engaged in the wholesale distribution of motor fuel. Empire Petroleum’s motor fuel distribution network serves retail fuel outlets primarily in its four core markets of Texas, the Southeast, the Great Lakes and the Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

Empire Petroleum Partners LLC announces growth capital investment

Empire Petroleum Partners, LLC (“Empire”), a leading motor fuels distributor in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the U.S., announced today that it has closed on an equity investment from the American Infrastructure MLP Funds. This investment will enable Empire to accelerate its acquisition growth plans and expand its services to additional dealers and customers in a broader geographic area. The Company anticipates that this growth will come from investments in other fuel distributors, real estate and other petroleum-related infrastructure.

“As a company, we have grown considerably over the past several years and are excited to have secured the capital and resources to continue our growth initiatives,” said Empire’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Eli Kimel. “We believe that our partnership with the American Infrastructure MLP Funds will provide a variety of benefits to Empire and our customers, including a stronger balance sheet with no funded debt and a substantial amount of equity capital to acquire and partner with other private, family-owned distributors.”

Ryan Barnes, Principal for the American Infrastructure MLP Funds, added, “We have been actively looking for our initial investment in the fuel distribution industry and are tremendously excited to work with the management team of Empire. We believe that the industry is in considerable transition, and our goal with Empire is to create a unique and stable fuel distribution platform for which other like-minded operators can prosper together with us.”

About the American Infrastructure MLP Funds
Based in Foster City, California, the American Infrastructure MLP Funds is a private equity firm investing in real property, infrastructure and natural resource-related companies. Their innovative strategy is designed to provide unique advantages for the owners, management teams and businesses in which they invest while creating attractive returns and tax-advantaged current income for their investors. For more information, visit www.aimlp.com.