GLOBAL PARTNERS LP 8-K 2009
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 25, 2009
GLOBAL PARTNERS LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
P.O. Box 9161
800 South Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-9161
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On November 25, 2009, Global Partners LP (the Partnership) issued an updated quarterly presentation of its net income, distributable cash flow and adjusted operating surplus. The presentation was identical to that contained as Annex B to the Partnerships Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on November 5, 2009 (the definitive proxy), except for the addition of net income, distributable cash flow and adjusted operating surplus for the quarter ended September 30, 2009. A copy of the presentation is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Distributable cash flow and adjusted operating surplus are non-GAAP financial measures used or proposed to be used in the Partnerships partnership agreement as described in the definitive proxy. Distributable cash flow and adjusted operating surplus should not be considered as alternatives to net income, cash flow from operations or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the Partnerships distributable cash flow and adjusted operating surplus may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Exhibit 99.1 presents a reconciliation of distributable cash flow and adjusted operating surplus to directly comparable GAAP financial measures.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure
The information set forth under Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is hereby incorporated in Item 7.01 by reference.
The information furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 in this report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed to be filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, unless the Partnership specifically states that the information is to be considered filed under the Exchange Act or incorporates it by reference into a filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.