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Spectra Energy Capital, LLC -- Moody's: Spectra's crude deal leveraged but rating unaffected

New York, December 11, 2012 -- Moody's Investors Service said that Spectra Energy Corp's ratings (Spectra, guaranteed senior unsecured debt at Spectra Energy Capital, LLC Baa2/stable) will not be impacted with the announced acquisition of the Express-Platte Pipeline System (Express, Express Pipeline Limited Partnership and Express Pipeline LLC rated Baa1 senior secured/stable).

Spectra announced this morning that it had agreed to acquire the full ownership interest in the Express System from a joint venture among Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, Borealis Infrastructure, and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. The consideration totals $1.49 billion, consisting of $1.25 billion of cash and $240 million of existing debt. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2013 subject to regulatory approvals and consents.

"While the acquisition is richly valued, the asset produces stable cash flow and is partially being financed with equity," said Moody's vice president Mihoko Manabe.

In concert with the deal announcement, Spectra announced its intention to sell as much as 14.7 million common shares, equivalent to over $380 million based on yesterday's closing price, which is equal to roughly 30% of the cash consideration.

The transaction is leveraged based on the high multiple Spectra is paying (about 11.5 times Express's expected 2013 EBITDA of $130 million). If the equity offering proceeds were applied to the purchase, and the remaining cash consideration of some $870 million were debt-financed, the new and assumed debt from this transaction would be 8.5 times Express's EBITDA.

Express, however, generates consistent cash flow which more than meets its current debt service requirements, which caused Moody's to stabilize its rating outlook to stable from negative in October 2012. The pipeline system enjoys a solid competitive position in PADD IV and some upside potential from the Bakken oil shale play.

Spectra's funds flow from operations (FFO)/debt ratio was 16.5% for the last twelve months ended September 2012. Because Express's leverage is low and steadily declining, Spectra's Baa2 rating is based on the expectation that it can maintain FFO/debt in the mid teens post this transaction.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Spectra Energy Corp engages primarily in natural gas transmission and distribution.

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