This excerpt taken from the ETP 8-K filed Jan 5, 2006.
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
On December 29, 2005, John D. Harkey, Jr. and Michael K. Grimm were elected to the Board of Directors of Energy Transfer Partners, L.L.C. (the Company), the general partner of Energy Transfer Partners GP, L.P. (the General Partner), the general partner of the registrant, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (the Partnership). On December 30, 2005, Mr. Harkey was elected as a member of the Audit Committee, and Mr. Grimm was elected as a member of the Compensation Committee.
There is no arrangement or understanding between either Mr. Harkey or Mr. Grimm and any other persons pursuant to which either was selected as a director. There are no relationships between either Mr. Harkey or Mr. Grimm and the Partnership, the Company or the General Partner that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
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.