Hiland Holdings GP, LP DEFA14A 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT
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October 21, 2009
Dear Common Unitholder of Hiland Holdings:
The special meeting of common unitholders of Hiland Holdings GP, LP (Hiland Holdings) has been ADJOURNED until October 27, 2009 from the originally scheduled date of October 20, 2009.
Your Board of Directors unanimously recommends that you vote FOR approval of the merger agreement and the merger.
As of the commencement of the Hiland Holdings special meeting, approximately 58% of the common units represented by proxies received thus far from public unitholders had voted FOR approval of the previously announced proposed merger of Hiland Holdings with an affiliate of Harold Hamm (the Hiland Holdings merger). These proxies amounted to approximately 3.6 million common units or approximately 43% of all outstanding common units held by public unitholders. Because approval of the Hiland Holdings merger is conditioned upon the approval of holders of a majority of all outstanding common units held by public unitholders of Hiland Holdings, the Hiland Holdings board of directors adjourned the Hiland Holdings special meeting to allow for additional time to solicit proxies from public unitholders.
Your vote is extremely important regardless of the number of common units you own. If you do not vote your common units it will have the same effect as a vote against the merger.
If the merger is completed, each outstanding common unit of Hiland Holdings owned by you at the effective time of the merger will be converted into the right to receive $2.40 in cash. For the reasons set forth in the joint proxy statement, dated September 11, 2009, your Board of Directors unanimously recommends that you vote FOR approval of the merger agreement and the merger.
Please submit your proxy in this important matter as promptly as possible (1) by telephone, (2) through the Internet, or (3) by marking, signing, and dating the enclosed proxy card or voting instruction form and returning it in the postage-paid return envelope provided.
Thank you for your cooperation and continued support.
Matthew S. Harrison
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