GLOBAL PARTNERS LP 8-K 2017
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 15, 2017
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)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On May 15, 2017, Global Partners LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the Partnership), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a prospectus supplement, dated May 15, 2017, pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the ATM Prospectus), relating to the offer and sale of the Partnerships common units representing limited partner interests having an aggregate offering price of up to $50,000,000 (the Common Units), which remain unsold under the Partnerships existing at-the-market offering program. The ATM Prospectus was filed in order to permit sales of the Common Units pursuant to the Partnerships shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-212172), which was declared effective by the SEC on July 5, 2016 and replaced the Partnerships previously filed shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-188982).
This Current Report on Form 8-K is being filed to provide the legal opinions of the Partnerships counsel, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., regarding the legality of the offered Common Units and tax matters, which opinions are attached hereto as Exhibits 5.1 and 8.1.
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 thereunto duly authorized.