GLOBAL PARTNERS LP 8-K 2011
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On January 19, 2011, Global Partners LP (the “Partnership”) issued a press release announcing that the Board of Directors of its general partner, Global GP LLC, declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.50 per unit ($2.00 per unit on an annualized basis) on all of its outstanding common and subordinated units for the period from October 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. On February 14, 2011, the Partnership will pay such cash distribution to its common and subordinated unitholders of record as of the close of business February 3, 2011. This distribution represents an increase of 1% over the quarterly distribution of $0.4950 per unit paid in November 2010. A copy of the Partnership’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information set forth in this Item 7.01 and in Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities 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 Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
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 thereunto duly authorized.