CrossAmerica Partners LP (NYSE:CAPL) Files An 8-K Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets

CrossAmerica Partners LP (NYSE:CAPL) Files An 8-K Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets
Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets

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As previously disclosed in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed by CrossAmerica Partners LP (“CrossAmerica” or “the Partnership”) on December 17, 2018, the Partnership entered into an Asset Exchange Agreement (the “Asset Exchange Agreement”) with Circle K Stores Inc., a Texas corporation (“Circle K”), to which the Partnership and Circle K agreed to exchange (i) certain assets of the Partnership related to 56 convenience and fuel retail stores currently leased and operated by Circle K to a master lease that the Partnership previously purchased jointly with or from CST Brands, Inc. (the “master lease properties”) and 17 convenience and fuel retail stores currently owned and operated by the Partnership located in the U.S. Upper Midwest (the “Upper Midwest properties”), for (ii) certain assets of Circle K related to 192 (162 fee and 30 leased) company-operated convenience and fuel retail stores.  The transactions contemplated by the Asset Exchange Agreement are to be closed in a series of “tranche” closings, which the Partnership now expects will be completed by no later than the end of the first quarter of 2020, with most being completed before the end of 2019.

Also as previously disclosed in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed by CrossAmerica on May 22, 2019 (the “May 22 Form 8-K”), the closing of the first tranche of asset exchanges under the Asset Exchange Agreement occurred on May 21, 2019 (the “First Asset Exchange”).

On September 5, 2019, the closing of the second tranche of asset exchanges under the Asset Exchange Agreement occurred (the “Second Asset Exchange”).  In this Second Asset Exchange, Circle K transferred to the Partnership 56 (51 fee and 5 leased) U.S. company-operated convenience and fuel retail stores having an aggregate value of approximately $50.2 million, and the Partnership transferred to Circle K the real property for 19 of the master lease properties having an aggregate value of approximately $51.4 million.

In connection with the closing of the Second Asset Exchange, the stores transferred by Circle K were dealerized as contemplated by the Asset Exchange Agreement and Circle K’s rights under the dealer agreements and agent agreements that were entered into in connection therewith were assigned to the Partnership. As previously disclosed in the Partnership’s May 22 Form 8-K, the store locations acquired by the Partnership in the Second Asset Exchange will be covered by the Sub-Jobber Agreement entered into upon the closing of the First Asset Exchange (the “Sub-Jobber Agreement”).

Relationship between the Parties. Circle K indirectly owns 50% of the membership interests in CrossAmerica GP LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and the general partner of the Partnership (the “General Partner”). Circle K provides the Partnership and the General Partner with management, administrative and operating services. Circle K and the Partnership have also entered into real property leases and fuel supply agreements, among others. For more information about the relationship between the Partnership and Circle K, see the description thereof included in Part III, Item 13, “Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions, and Director Independence” in the Partnership’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

The terms of the Sub-Jobber Agreement were unanimously approved by the conflicts committee (the “Conflicts Committee”) of the board of directors of the General Partner in December 2018 at the time when the terms of the Asset Exchange Agreement were approved. The Conflicts Committee, which is composed of the independent members of the board of directors of the General Partner, retained independent legal and financial advisors to assist in evaluating and negotiating the terms of the Sub-Jobber Agreement. Upon the recommendation of the Conflicts Committee, the board of directors of the General Partner subsequently approved the terms of the Sub-Jobber Agreement.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

A copy of the press release issued by the Partnership on September 5, 2019 announcing the closing of the Second Asset Exchange is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1, and the information set forth therein is incorporated herein by reference and constitutes a part of this report.

Furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.2 are slides regarding the closing of the Second Asset Exchange, which provide additional information.

The information in this Item 7.01 and in Exhibit 99.1 and Exhibit 99.2 of Item 9.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, according to general instruction B.2., shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.  By furnishing this information, the Partnership makes no admission as to the materiality of such information that the Partnership chooses to disclose solely because of Regulation FD.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K and the exhibits to this report contain forward-looking statements regarding the Partnership’s or its management’s expectations or predictions of the benefits of the Asset Exchange Agreement between the Partnership and Circle K, including the Partnership’s plans, objectives and intentions, the expected timing of completion of the transactions contemplated by the Asset Exchange Agreement and other statements that are not historical facts. It is important to note that the Partnership’s actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect those results include those mentioned in the documents that the Partnership has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Partnership undertakes no duty or obligation to publicly update or revise the information contained in this report, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, although the Partnership may do so from time to time as management believes is warranted. Any such updating may be made through the filing of other reports or documents with the SEC, through press releases or through other public disclosure. Readers of this Current Report on Form 8-K are cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements, since there can be no assurance that these forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. This cautionary statement is applicable to all forward-looking statements contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K.

CrossAmerica Partners LP Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 capl-ex991_11.htm EX-99.1 ASSET EXCHANGE TRANCHE 2 PRESS RELEASE capl-ex991_11.htm   Exhibit 99.1                          ALIMENTATION COUCHE-TARD AND CROSSAMERICA ANNOUNCE THE CLOSING OF THE SECOND TRANSACTION IN A SERIES OF ASSET EXCHANGES     – Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (“Couche-Tard”) has transferred to CrossAmerica 56 U.S. company-operated convenience and fuel retail stores (the “Circle K stores”)   – CrossAmerica has transferred to Couche-Tard the real property for 19 U.S. company-operated convenience and fuel retail stores currently leased and operated by Couche-Tard   – This is the second exchange of assets in a series of transactions announced by Couche-Tard and CrossAmerica in December 2018   – Each transaction is anticipated to be accretive to CrossAmerica’s distributable cash flow     Laval,…
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About CrossAmerica Partners LP (NYSE:CAPL)

CrossAmerica Partners LP is a limited partnership engaged in the wholesale distribution of motor fuel, and the ownership and leasing of real estate used in the retail distribution of motor fuel. The Company operates in two segments: wholesale and retail. The Company’s sites are located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Maine, Florida, Maryland, Delaware, Tennessee, Virginia, Illinois, Indiana and West Virginia. The Company also distributes motor fuel in Georgia and North Carolina. It distributes motor fuels at approximately 1,100 sites located in over 20 states. In addition, the Company, through One Stop convenience stores network, owns over 40 stores in Charleston, West Virginia. The Company purchases branded and unbranded motor fuel from integrated oil companies, refiners and unbranded fuel suppliers. It owns or leases and operates convenience stores and retains all profits from motor fuel and convenience store operations.

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