Hiland Partners, LP 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): September 10, 2009
Hiland Partners, LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
205 West Maple, Suite 1100
Enid, Oklahoma 73701
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code (580) 242-6040
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On September 10, 2009, Hiland Partners, LP (Hiland Partners) and Hiland Holdings GP, LP (Hiland Holdings and, together with Hiland Partners, the Hiland Companies) issued a joint press release announcing the record date for each Hiland Companys special meeting of unitholders to consider the previously disclosed proposed merger of such Hiland Company with an affiliate of Harold Hamm, and announcing the date of such special meeting. Each of the record dates were fixed for the close of business on September 9, 2009, and the special meeting of unitholders of each Hiland Company will be held on October 20, 2009.
A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.
Important Additional Information Regarding the Mergers has been Filed with the SEC
In connection with the proposed mergers, the Hiland Companies have filed a preliminary joint proxy statement and each of Hiland Partners and Hiland Holdings may file other documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC). INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE BECAUSE IT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE HILAND COMPANIES AND THE MERGERS. Investors and security holders may obtain copies of the definitive joint proxy statement and other documents that Hiland Partners or Hiland Holdings file with the SEC (when they are available) free of charge at the SECs web site at http://www.sec.gov. The definitive joint proxy statement and other relevant documents may also be obtained (when available) free of charge on the Hiland Companies web site at http://www.hilandpartners.com or by directing a request to either (i) Hiland Partners, LP, 205 West Maple, Suite 1100, Enid, Oklahoma 73701, Attention: Investor Relations (for documents filed by Hiland Partners, LP), or (ii) Hiland Holdings GP, LP, 205 West Maple, Suite 1100, Enid, Oklahoma 73701, Attention: Investor Relations (for documents filed by Hiland Holdings GP, LP).
Hiland Partners and its directors, executive officers and other members of its management and employees (including Mr. Hamm) may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from the unitholders of Hiland Partners, and Hiland Holdings and its directors, executive officers and other members of its management and employees (including Mr. Hamm) may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from the unitholders of Hiland Holdings in connection with the proposed transactions. Information regarding the special interests of persons who may be deemed to be such participants in the proposed transactions will be included in the joint proxy statement described above. Additional information regarding the directors and executive officers of Hiland Partners and Hiland Holdings is also included in each Hiland Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, which were filed with the SEC on March 9, 2009, and subsequent statements of changes in beneficial ownership on file with the SEC. These documents are available free of charge at the SECs web site at http://www.sec.gov and from Investor Relations at Hiland Partners or Hiland Holdings, as applicable, as described above.
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.
September 10, 2009