Goldman, Carlyle and Riverstone Cash Out Some Kinder Morgan Holdings

Goldman Sachs, The Carlyle Group, and Riverstone Holdings will sell 63 million of their common shares of publicly Houston-based Kinder Morgan, one of the largest energy companies in North America. The private equity firms participated in a buyout of Kinder Morgan in 2006, led by founder Richard Kinder. The company went public again in February 2011.


Kinder Morgan, Inc. KMI -1.29% today announced a public offering of its common stock. The size of the offering is 63,000,000 shares of common stock offered by investment funds affiliated with Goldman, Sachs & Co., The Carlyle Group and Riverstone Holdings LLC. The offering is expected to close and settle on June 11, 2012. Neither the company nor the company’s management is selling any shares of common stock in the offering, and the company will not receive any of the proceeds from the offering of shares by the selling stockholders.

Barclays Capital is acting as the sole underwriter for the offering.

A shelf registration statement (including a prospectus) relating to the offering of the common stock has previously been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and become effective. Additionally, the company has filed a preliminary prospectus supplement, dated June 6, 2012, relating to the offering. Before investing, you should read the prospectus, preliminary prospectus supplement and other documents filed with the SEC for information about Kinder Morgan, Inc. and this offering. A copy of the prospectus and preliminary prospectus supplement may be obtained from Barclays Capital, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, email:, Telephone: 888-603-5847.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

About Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. is the largest midstream and the fourth largest energy company (based on combined enterprise value) in North America with an enterprise value of over $90 billion. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 75,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Its pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals and handle such products as ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel. Kinder Morgan, Inc. KMI -1.29% owns the general partner interest of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. KMP +0.34% and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. EPB +0.72% , along with limited partner interests in KMP, Kinder Morgan Management, LLC KMR +0.71% and EPB. For more information please visit .

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although Kinder Morgan, Inc. believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that such assumptions will materialize. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements herein include those enumerated in Kinder Morgan, Inc.’s Forms 10-K and 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE: Kinder Morgan, Inc.