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Teekay LNG Partners Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwired - Nov. 5, 2015) -

Highlights

  • Generated distributable cash flow of $61.1 million in the third quarter of 2015.
  • In September 2015, the Exmar LPG joint venture took delivery of the fifth of its 12 LPG carrier newbuildings, which recently commenced its 10-year charter contract with Potash Corporation.
  • Declared third quarter 2015 cash distribution of $0.70 per unit.
  • Secured a new $150 million revolving credit facility to fund future capital commitments.

Teekay GP L.L.C., the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (Teekay LNG or the Partnership) (NYSE:TGP), today reported the Partnership's results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. During the third quarter of 2015, the Partnership generated distributable cash flow(1) of $61.1 million, compared to $64.2 million in the same period of the prior year. The decrease in distributable cash flow was primarily due to the termination of the charter contract for the Partnership's 52 percent-owned Magellan Spirit liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier in March 2015 (which termination the Partnership's joint venture with Marubeni Corporation is currently disputing), the scheduled expiration of the charter contract for the Partnership's 52 percent-owned Methane Spirit LNG carrier in March 2015 and the sale of one 2001-built conventional tanker in August 2014. These decreases were partially offset by the lower interest expense resulting from the December 2014 termination of capital leases for, and the subsequent refinancing of, three 70 percent-owned LNG carriers, an increase in the charter rates for two of the Partnership's Suezmax tankers and the acquisition of one liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier, the Norgas Napa, in November 2014.

On October 2, 2015, the Partnership declared a cash distribution of $0.70 per unit for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. The cash distribution will be paid on November 13, 2015 to all unitholders of record on October 13, 2015.

CEO Commentary

"The Partnership generated stronger than expected distribution coverage in the third quarter, primarily due to higher than expected revenues from our Exmar LPG joint venture," commented Peter Evensen, Chief Executive Officer of Teekay GP LLC. "Teekay LNG's distributable cash flow remains stable and growing. The Partnership's diversified portfolio of fee-based contracts, with no direct link to commodity prices, comprises fixed forward revenues of approximately $11.3 billion."

"Our project teams remain focused on the execution of the Partnership's growth portfolio, including delivery of the world's first ever MEGI LNG carrier newbuildings," Mr. Evensen continued. "The first two of the Partnership's MEGI LNG carrier newbuildings are expected to deliver starting in early-2016, with the first vessel having recently commenced sea trials and the second vessel having been launched at the shipyard during the third quarter. These vessels, which we expect will be financed under a new, approximately $360 million long-term lease facility upon delivery, will both operate under fee-based charter contracts with Cheniere Energy to export LNG from Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG export facility, which is expected to ship its first LNG cargo in early-2016. In addition, with strong support from a broad group of international banks, the Partnership recently secured a new $150 million unsecured credit facility that can be used to finance a portion of our remaining capital commitments."

(1) Distributable cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to measure the financial performance of the Partnership and other master limited partnerships. Please see Appendix B for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to the most directly comparable financial measure under United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Financial Summary

The Partnership reported adjusted net income attributable to the partners(1) of $37.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared to $46.7 million for the same period of the prior year. Adjusted net income attributable to the partners excludes a number of specific items that had the net effect of decreasing net income by $29.6 million and increasing net income by $43.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, primarily relating to unrealized gains and losses on derivative instruments and foreign currency exchange gains and losses, as detailed in Appendix A to this release. Including these items, the Partnership reported net income attributable to the partners, on a GAAP basis, of $7.5 million and $90.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Adjusted net income attributable to the partners for the three months ended September 30, 2015 decreased from the same period in the prior year, primarily due to the Magellan Spirit LNG carrier disputed charter contract termination during the first quarter of 2015, the scheduled expiration of the charter contract for the Methane Spirit LNG carrier in mid-March 2015 and the sale of one conventional tanker in August 2014. These decreases were partially offset by higher LPG spot rates earned in 2015 and the addition of four LPG carrier newbuildings that delivered during 2014 and early 2015, net of the sale of four older LPG carriers during 2014 in the Partnership's 50 percent-owned LPG joint venture, Exmar LPG BVBA, the termination of capital leases for, and the subsequent refinancing at a lower interest rate of, three LNG carriers owned by the Partnership's RasGas II joint venture in December 2014, and the acquisition of one LPG carrier, the Norgas Napa, in November 2014.

For accounting purposes, the Partnership is required to recognize the changes in the fair value of its outstanding derivative instruments that are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes in net income. This method of accounting does not affect the Partnership's cash flows or the calculation of distributable cash flow, but results in the recognition of unrealized gains or losses on the consolidated statements of income as detailed in notes 2, 3 and 4 to the Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income included in this release.

(1) Adjusted net income attributable to the partners is a non-GAAP financial measure. Please refer to Appendix A to this release for a reconciliation of this non- GAAP measure to the most directly comparable financial measure under GAAP and information about specific items affecting net income which are typically excluded by securities analysts in their published estimates of the Partnership's financial results.

Operating Results

The following table highlights certain financial information for Teekay LNG's two segments: the Liquefied Gas Segment and the Conventional Tanker Segment (please refer to the "Teekay LNG's Fleet" section of this release below and Appendices C through F for further details).





(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2015
(unaudited)
  Three Months Ended
September 30, 2014
(unaudited)
 
Liquefied
Gas
Segment
  Conventional
Tanker
Segment
  Total   Liquefied
Gas
Segment
  Conventional
Tanker
Segment
 
Total
 
Net voyage revenues(i) 75,142   23,033   98,175   76,447   23,881   100,328  
Vessel operating expenses (16,260 ) (8,059 ) (24,319 ) (14,259 ) (9,279 ) (23,538 )
Depreciation and amortization (17,268 ) (5,205 ) (22,473 ) (17,737 ) (5,572 ) (23,309 )
CFVO from consolidated vessels(ii) 58,821   10,261   69,082   62,512   8,943   71,455  
CFVO from equity accounted vessels(iii) 45,114   -   45,114   51,829   -   51,829  
Total CFVO(ii)(iii) 103,935   10,261   114,196   114,341   8,943   123,284  
   
(i) Net voyage revenues represents voyage revenues less voyage expenses, which comprise all expenses relating to certain voyages, including bunker fuel expenses, port fees, cargo loading and unloading expenses, canal tolls, agency fees and commissions. Net voyage revenues is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to measure the financial performance of shipping companies. Please see Appendix C for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure as used in this release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.
   
(ii)  Cash flow from vessel operations (CFVO) from consolidated vessels represents income from vessel operations before (a) depreciation and amortization expense, (b) amortization of in-process revenue contracts included in voyage revenues, (c) adjustments for direct financing leases to a cash basis, realized gains or losses on the Toledo Spirit derivative contract and the revenue for two Suezmax tankers recognized on a cash basis. CFVO is included because certain investors use this measure to assess a company's financial performance. CFVO is not required by GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, equity income or any other indicator of the Partnership's performance required by GAAP. Please see Appendix E for a reconciliation of CFVO from consolidated vessels (a non-GAAP measure) as used in this release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.
   
(iii)  The Partnership's equity accounted investments for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 include the Partnership 's proportionate share of its equity accounted vessels' CFVO. Please see Appendix F for a description and reconciliation of CFVO from equity accounted vessels (a non-GAAP measure) as used in this release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Liquefied Gas Segment

Cash flow from vessel operations from the Partnership's Liquefied Gas segment, excluding equity accounted vessels, was $58.8 million in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $62.5 million in the same quarter of the prior year. The decrease was primarily due to the depreciation of the Euro against the U.S. Dollar compared to the same quarter of the prior year, partially offset by the acquisition of the Norgas Napa in November 2014.

Cash flow from vessel operations from the Partnership's equity accounted vessels in the Liquefied Gas segment was $45.1 million in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $51.8 million in the same quarter of the prior year. The decrease was primarily due to the disputed termination of the charter contract for the Magellan Spirit in March 2015 and the scheduled expiration of the charter contract for the Methane Spirit in mid-March 2015. Both the Magellan Spirit and Methane Spirit are owned through the Partnership's 52 percent interest in the joint venture with Marubeni Corporation. The decreases was partially offset by increased cash flows from the Partnership's 50 percent interest in Exmar LPG BVBA, as a result of higher LPG spot rates and the addition to the joint venture of four LPG carrier newbuildings that delivered during 2014 and early 2015, net of the sale of four older LPG carriers during 2014.

Conventional Tanker Segment

Cash flow from vessel operations from the Partnership's Conventional Tanker segment increased to $10.3 million in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $8.9 million in the same quarter of the prior year. The increase is due to higher charter rates earned by two of the Partnership's Suezmax tankers, the Bermuda Spirit and Hamilton Spirit, which reverted back to their original charter rates in October 2014 after a two-year reduction, partially offset by the sale of one 2001-built Suezmax tanker in August 2014.

Teekay LNG's Fleet

The following table summarizes the Partnership's fleet as of November 1, 2015:

  Number of Vessels

Owned
Vessels
In-
Chartered
Vessels


Newbuildings


Total
LNG Carrier Fleet 29 (i) - 21 (i) 50
LPG/Multigas Carrier Fleet 20 (ii) 3 (iii) 7 (iii) 30
Conventional Tanker Fleet 8 - - 8
Total 57 3 28 88
(i) The Partnership's ownership interests in these vessels range from 20 percent to 100 percent.
(ii) The Partnership's ownership interests in these vessels range from 50 percent to 99 percent.
(iii) The Partnership's interest in these vessels is 50 percent.

Liquidity and Continuous Offering Program Update

In 2013, the Partnership implemented a continuous offering program (COP) under which the Partnership may issue new common units at market prices up to a maximum aggregate amount of $100 million. During the third quarter of 2015, the Partnership sold an aggregate of 701,496 common units under the COP, generating net proceeds of approximately $18.4 million (including the general partner's 2 percent contribution and net of offering costs). Since initiation of the program, the Partnership has sold an aggregate of 2,315,822 common units under the COP, generating net proceeds of approximately $81.4 million (including the general partner's 2 percent contribution and net of offering costs).

As of September 30, 2015, the Partnership had total liquidity of $206.3 million (comprised of $154.2 million in cash and cash equivalents and $52.1 million in undrawn credit facilities). Subsequent to September 30, 2015, the Partnership secured a new $150 million unsecured revolving credit facility to fund future capital commitments, which is expected to be completed in November 2015.

Conference Call

The Partnership plans to host a conference call on Thursday, November 5, at 11:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss the results for the third quarter of 2015. All unitholders and interested parties are invited to listen to the live conference call by choosing from the following options:

  • By dialing (800) 505-9568 or (416) 204-9271, if outside North America, and quoting conference ID code 2325564. 

  • By accessing the webcast, which will be available on Teekay LNG's website at www.teekay.com (the archive will remain on the web site for a period of 30 days).

A supporting Third Quarter 2015 Earnings Presentation will also be available at www.teekay.com in advance of the conference call start time.

The conference call will be recorded and made available until Thursday, November 19, 2015. This recording can be accessed following the live call by dialing (888) 203-1112 or (647) 436-0148, if outside North America, and entering access code 2325564.

About Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

Teekay LNG Partners is one of the world's largest independent owners and operators of LNG carriers, providing LNG, LPG and crude oil marine transportation services primarily under long-term, fixed-rate charter contracts through its interests in 50 LNG carriers (including one LNG regasification unit and 21 newbuildings), 30 LPG/Multigas carriers (including three in-chartered LPG carriers and seven newbuildings) and eight conventional tankers. The Partnership's interests in these vessels range from 20 to 100 percent. Teekay LNG Partners L.P. is a publicly-traded master limited partnership (MLP) formed by Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) as part of its strategy to expand its operations in the LNG and LPG shipping sectors.

Teekay LNG Partners' common units trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TGP".

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except units outstanding)
 
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended  
  September 30,   June 30,   September 30,   September 30,   September 30,  
  2015   2015   2014   2015   2014  
  (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)  
Voyage revenues 98,415   98,608   100,776   294,349   303,589  
                     
Voyage expenses (240 ) (373 ) (448 ) (931 ) (2,948 )
Vessel operating expenses (24,319 ) (24,102 ) (23,538 ) (70,055 ) (72,114 )
Depreciation and amortization (22,473 ) (23,209 ) (23,309 ) (69,251 ) (70,949 )
General and administrative expenses (5,676 ) (7,068 ) (5,579 ) (19,452 ) (18,241 )
Restructuring charges(1) (3,510 ) -   (2,231 ) (3,510 ) (2,231 )
Income from vessel operations 42,197   43,856   45,671   131,150   137,106  
                     
Equity income(2) 13,523   29,002   38,710   60,583   92,007  
Interest expense (11,175 ) (11,153 ) (14,747 ) (32,432 ) (44,646 )
Interest income 617   611   1,530   1,962   2,750  
Realized and unrealized (loss) gain on derivative instruments(3) (26,835 ) 10,888   2,288   (29,979 ) (21,568 )
Foreign exchange (loss) gain(4) (8,153 ) (9,546 ) 23,477   8,231   22,632  
Other income 393   335   210   1,171   636  
                     
Net income before tax expense 10,567   63,993   97,139   140,686   188,917  
Income tax expense (258 ) (258 ) (370 ) (291 ) (1,140 )
Net income 10,309   63,735   96,769   140,395   187,777  
                     
Other comprehensive (loss) income:                    
Unrealized (loss) gain on qualifying cash flow hedging instruments in equity accounted joint ventures net of amounts reclassified to equity income, net of tax (4,244 ) 919   549   (3,936 ) (733 )
Comprehensive income 6,065   64,654   97,318   136,459   187,044  
                     
Non-controlling interest in net income 2,811   5,642   6,182   11,736   15,295  
General Partner's interest in net income 7,622   8,568   8,469   24,832   23,152  
Limited partners' interest in net income (124 ) 49,525   82,118   103,827   149,330  
Weighted-average number of common units outstanding:                    
  Basic 78,941,689   78,590,812   76,731,913   78,679,813   75,057,369  
  Diluted 79,009,078   78,659,264   76,776,175   78,741,533   75,126,727  
                     
Total number of common units outstanding at end of period 79,513,914   78,813,676   77,302,891   79,513,914   77,302,891  
   
(1) Restructuring charges primarily relate to seafarer severance payments upon the charterer's request to change the crew nationality from an Australian crew to an international crew on the Alexander Spirit for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and upon the sale of the Huelva Spirit conventional tanker in August 2014 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014. The restructuring charge relating to the Alexander Spirit was recovered from the charterer and is included in voyage revenues.
   
(2)  Equity income includes unrealized gains/losses on non-designated derivative instruments, any ineffectiveness for derivative instruments designated as hedges for accounting purposes and gains on sale of vessels as detailed in the table below:
   
   Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended  
  September 30, June 30,   September 30,   September 30,   September 30,  
  2015 2015   2014   2015   2014  
Equity income 13,523 29,002   38,710   60,583   92,007  
Proportionate share of unrealized loss (gain) on non-designated derivative instruments 2,809 (8,082 ) (4,852 ) (4,147 ) (2,820 )
Proportionate share of ineffective portion of hedge accounted interest rate swaps 1,122 (394 ) -   1,122   -  
Proportionate share of gains on sale of vessels - -   (8,117 ) -   (16,923 )
Equity income excluding unrealized gains/losses on designated and non-designated derivative instruments and gains on sale of vessels 17,454 20,526   25,741   57,558   72,264  
   
(3) The realized losses relate to the amounts the Partnership actually paid to settle derivative instruments and the unrealized (losses) gains relate to the change in fair value of such derivative instruments as detailed in the table below:
   
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended  
  September 30,   June 30,   September 30,   September 30,   September 30,  
  2015   2015   2014   2015   2014  
Realized (losses) gains relating to:                    
Interest rate swap agreements (7,232 ) (7,319 ) (10,092 ) (21,856 ) (29,356 )
Toledo Spirit time-charter derivative contract 326   -   -   (244 ) (224 )
  (6,906 ) (7,319 ) (10,092 ) (22,100 ) (29,580 )
   
Unrealized (losses) gains relating to:                    
Interest rate swap agreements (12,232 ) 17,424   13,880   835   12,512  
Interest rate swaption agreements (5,927 ) 593   -   (5,334 ) -  
Toledo Spirit time-charter derivative contract (1,770 ) 190   (1,500 ) (3,380 ) (4,500 )
  (19,929 ) 18,207   12,380   (7,879 ) 8,012  
Total realized and unrealized (losses) gains on derivative instruments (26,835 ) 10,888   2,288   (29,979 ) (21,568 )
   
(4) For accounting purposes, the Partnership is required to revalue all foreign currency-denominated monetary assets and liabilities based on the prevailing exchange rate at the end of each reporting period. This revaluation does not affect the Partnership's cash flows or the calculation of distributable cash flow, but results in the recognition of unrealized foreign currency translation gains or losses in the Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income.

Foreign exchange (loss) gain includes realized losses relating to the amounts the Partnership paid to settle the Partnership's non-designated cross-currency swaps that were entered into as economic hedges in relation to the Partnership's Norwegian Kroner (NOK) denominated unsecured bonds. The Partnership issued NOK 700 million, NOK 900 million, and NOK 1,000 million of unsecured bonds between May 2012 and May 2015. Foreign exchange (loss) gain also includes unrealized losses relating to the change in fair value of such derivative instruments, partially offset by unrealized gains on the revaluation of the NOK bonds as detailed in the table below:
   
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended  
  September 30,   June 30,   September 30,   September 30,   September 30,  
  2015   2015   2014   2015   2014  
Realized losses on cross-currency swaps (2,279 ) (1,488 ) (458 ) (5,168 ) (1,098 )
Unrealized losses on cross-currency swaps (31,039 ) (1,741 ) (9,974 ) (49,825 ) (13,786 )
Unrealized gains on revaluation of NOK bonds 25,750   1,415   11,896   43,381   14,550  
                     
                     
Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)
 
  As at September 30,   As at June 30,   As at December 31,  
  2015   2015   2014  
  (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)  
ASSETS            
Current            
Cash and cash equivalents 154,173   106,991   159,639  
Restricted cash - current 9,699   8,899   3,000  
Accounts receivable 10,197   14,519   11,265  
Prepaid expenses 5,866   4,055   3,975  
Current portion of net investments in direct financing leases 20,178   19,759   15,837  
Advances to affiliates 13,404   10,714   11,942  
Total current assets 213,517   164,937   205,658  
Restricted cash - long-term 60,497   46,323   42,997  
Vessels and equipment            
At cost, less accumulated depreciation 1,606,482   1,623,301   1,659,807  
Vessels under capital leases, at cost, less accumulated depreciation 89,799   89,040   91,776  
Advances on newbuilding contracts 401,054   379,035   237,647  
Total vessels and equipment 2,097,335   2,091,376   1,989,230  
Investment in and advances to equity accounted joint ventures 864,013   885,550   891,478  
Net investments in direct financing leases 651,440   653,673   666,658  
Other assets 39,605   42,343   44,679  
Derivative assets 3,297   1,958   441  
Intangible assets - net 81,004   83,219   87,646  
Goodwill - liquefied gas segment 35,631   35,631   35,631  
Total assets 4,046,339   4,005,010   3,964,418  
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY            
Current            
Accounts payable 1,707   771   643  
Accrued liabilities 31,351   29,561   39,037  
Unearned revenue 28,708   16,704   16,565  
Current portion of long-term debt 170,432   154,631   157,235  
Current obligations under capital lease 60,245   61,354   4,422  
Current portion of in-process contracts 10,849   9,296   4,736  
Current portion of derivative liabilities 54,319   39,476   57,678  
Advances from affiliates 20,351   35,274   43,205  
Total current liabilities 377,962   347,067   323,521  
Long-term debt 1,824,410   1,805,778   1,766,889  
Long-term obligations under capital lease -   -   59,128  
Long-term unearned revenue 31,699   32,178   33,938  
Other long-term liabilities 72,418   73,833   74,734  
In-process contracts 22,943   25,773   32,660  
Derivative liabilities 190,097   152,633   126,177  
Total liabilities 2,519,529   2,437,262   2,417,047  
             
Equity            
Limited partners 1,456,322   1,493,532   1,482,647  
General Partner 56,084   56,767   56,508  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (5,339 ) (1,095 ) (1,403 )
Partners' equity 1,507,067   1,549,204   1,537,752  
Non-controlling interest (1) 19,743   18,544   9,619  
Total equity 1,526,810   1,567,748   1,547,371  
Total liabilities and total equity 4,046,339   4,005,010   3,964,418  
   
(1) Non-controlling interest includes: a 30 percent equity interest in the RasGas II joint venture (which owns three LNG carriers); a 31 percent equity interest in Teekay BLT Corporation (a joint venture which owns two LNG carriers); and a one percent equity interest in several of the Partnership's ship-owning subsidiaries or joint ventures, which in each case represents the ownership interest not owned by the Partnership.
   
   
Teekay LNG Partners L.P.        
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows        
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)        
   
  Nine Months Ended  
  September   September  
  30,   30,  
  2015   2014  
  (unaudited)   (unaudited)  
Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used for)        
OPERATING ACTIVITIES        
Net income 140,395   187,777  
Non-cash items:        
  Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative instruments 7,879   (8,012 )
  Depreciation and amortization 69,251   70,949  
  Unrealized foreign currency exchange gain (13,917 ) (25,895 )
  Equity income, net of dividends received of $89,041 (2014 - $2,600) 28,458   (89,407 )
  Amortization of deferred debt issuance costs and other 3,080   2,800  
Change in operating assets and liabilities (26,766 ) 8,514  
Expenditures for dry docking (4,182 ) (11,572 )
Net operating cash flow 204,198   135,154  
FINANCING ACTIVITIES        
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 314,412   312,828  
Scheduled repayments of long-term debt (88,562 ) (71,934 )
Prepayments of long-term debt (90,000 ) (230,000 )
Debt issuance costs (1,796 ) (1,513 )
Scheduled repayments of capital lease obligations (3,305 ) (4,658 )
Proceeds from equity offerings, net of offering costs 34,548   140,484  
Increase in restricted cash (24,616 ) (1,778 )
Cash distributions paid (191,094 ) (179,164 )
Novation of derivative liabilities -   2,985  
Dividends paid to non-controlling interest (1,612 ) (9,741 )
Net financing cash flow (52,025 ) (42,491 )
INVESTING ACTIVITIES        
Investments in and additional capital contributions to equity        
accounted joint ventures (25,719 ) (99,105 )
Repayments of advances by equity accounted joint ventures 23,744   -  
Receipts from direct financing leases 10,877   9,588  
Expenditures for vessels and equipment (166,541 ) (45,172 )
Net investing cash flow (157,639 ) (134,689 )
   
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents (5,466 ) (42,026 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period 159,639   139,481  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period 154,173   97,455  
         
         
Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Appendix A - Specific Items Affecting Net Income
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

Set forth below is a reconciliation of the Partnership's unaudited adjusted net income attributable to the partners, a non-GAAP financial measure, to net income attributable to the partners as determined in accordance with GAAP. The Partnership believes that, in addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, certain investors use this information to evaluate the Partnership's financial performance. The items below are also typically excluded by securities analysts in their published estimates of the Partnership's financial results.

Adjusted net income attributable to the partners is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

  Three Months Ended  
  September   September  
  30,   30,  
  2015   2014  
  (unaudited)   (unaudited)  
Net income - GAAP basis 10,309   96,769  
Less:        
  Net income attributable to non-controlling interests (2,811 ) (6,182 )
Net income attributable to the partners 7,498   90,587  
Add (subtract) specific items affecting net income:        
  Unrealized foreign currency exchange losses (gains)(1) 6,513   (24,023 )
  Unrealized losses (gains) from derivative instruments(2) 19,929   (12,380 )
  Unrealized losses (gains) from non-designated and designated        
    derivative instruments and other items        
    from equity accounted investees(3) 3,931   (12,969 )
  Restructuring charges(4) -   2,231  
  Non-controlling interests' share of items above(5) (750 ) 3,253  
Total adjustments 29,623   (43,888 )
Adjusted net income attributable to the partners 37,121   46,699  
   
(1) Unrealized foreign exchange losses (gains) primarily relate to the Partnership's revaluation of all foreign currency-denominated monetary assets and liabilities based on the prevailing exchange rate at the end of each reporting period and unrealized (gains) losses on the cross-currency swaps economically hedging the Partnership's NOK bonds and excludes the realized gains (losses) relating to the cross currency swaps for the NOK bonds.
(2) Reflects the unrealized losses (gains) due to changes in the mark-to-market value of derivative instruments that are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes.
(3) Reflects the unrealized losses (gains) due to changes in the mark-to-market value of derivative instruments that are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes and any ineffectiveness for derivative instruments designated as hedges for accounting purposes within the Partnership's equity-accounted investments. See note 2 to the Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income included in this release for further details.
(4) The restructuring charges for the three months ended September 30, 2015 relating to the Alexander Spirit were fully recovered from the charterer and included as voyage revenues and as a result, there is no impact on the Partnership's net income. The restructuring charges for the three months ended September 30, 2014, relate to seafarer severance payments upon the sale of the Huelva Spirit conventional tanker in August 2014.
(5) Items affecting net income include items from the Partnership's consolidated non-wholly-owned subsidiaries. The specific items affecting net income are analyzed to determine whether any of the amounts originated from a consolidated non-wholly-owned subsidiary. Each amount that originates from a consolidated non-wholly-owned subsidiary is multiplied by the non-controlling interests' percentage share in this subsidiary to arrive at the non-controlling interests' share of the amount. The amount identified as "non- controlling interests' share of items listed above" in the table above is the cumulative amount of the non-controlling interests' proportionate share of items listed in the table.
   
Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Appendix B - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures Distributable Cash Flow (DCF)
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

Distributable cash flow represents net income adjusted for depreciation and amortization expense, non-cash items, estimated maintenance capital expenditures, unrealized gains and losses from derivatives, distributions relating to equity financing of newbuilding installments, equity income, adjustments for direct financing leases to a cash basis, and foreign exchange related items. Maintenance capital expenditures represent those capital expenditures required to maintain over the long-term the operating capacity of, or the revenue generated by, the Partnership's capital assets. Distributable cash flow is a quantitative standard used in the publicly-traded partnership investment community to assist in evaluating a partnership's ability to make quarterly cash distributions. Distributable cash flow is not required by GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or any other indicator of the Partnership's performance required by GAAP. The table below reconciles distributable cash flow to net income.

  Three Months   Three Months  
  Ended   Ended  
  September 30,   September 30,  
  2015   2014  
  (unaudited)   (unaudited)  
           
Net income: 10,309   96,769  
Add:        
  Depreciation and amortization 22,473   23,309  
  Partnership's share of equity accounted joint ventures' DCF net of estimated maintenance and capital expenditures(1) 24,390   31,318  
  Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives 19,929   (12,380 )
  Unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain) 6,513   (24,023 )
  Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized 4,830   4,466  
  Distributions relating to equity financing of newbuildings 4,515   3,090  
Less:        
  Estimated maintenance capital expenditures (11,907 ) (11,759 )
  Equity income (13,523 ) (38,710 )
  Deferred income tax and other non-cash items (1,111 ) (3,320 )
Distributable Cash Flow before Non-controlling interest 66,418   68,760  
Non-controlling interests' share of DCF before estimated maintenance        
capital expenditures (5,320 ) (4,574 )
Distributable Cash Flow 61,098   64,186  
   
(1) The estimated maintenance capital expenditures relating to the Partnership's share of equity accounted joint ventures for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 were $7.4 million and $6.7 million, respectively.
   
Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Appendix C - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures Net Voyage Revenues
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

Net voyage revenues represents voyage revenues less voyage expenses, which comprise all expenses relating to certain voyages, including bunker fuel expenses, port fees, cargo loading and unloading expenses, canal tolls, agency fees and commissions. Net voyage revenues is included because certain investors use this data to measure the financial performance of shipping companies. Net voyage revenues is not required by GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to voyage revenues or any other indicator of the Partnership's performance required by GAAP.

  Three Months Ended September 30, 2015  
  (unaudited)  
   
  Liquefied Gas   Conventional      
  Segment   Tanker Segment   Total  
Voyage revenues 75,142   23,273   98,415  
Voyage expenses -   (240 ) (240 )
Net voyage revenues 75,142   23,033   98,175  
             
  Three Months Ended September 30, 2014  
  (unaudited)  
  Liquefied Gas   Conventional      
  Segment   Tanker Segment   Total  
Voyage revenues 76,687   24,089   100,776  
Voyage expenses (240 ) (208 ) (448 )
Net voyage revenues 76,447   23,881   100,328  
             
             
Teekay LNG Partners L.P.  
Appendix D - Supplemental Segment Information  
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)  
   
  Three Months Ended September 30, 2015  
  (unaudited)  
  Conventional  
  Liquefied Gas   Tanker      
  Segment   Segment   Total  
Net voyage revenues (See Appendix C) 75,142   23,033   98,175  
Vessel operating expenses (16,260 ) (8,059 ) (24,319 )
Depreciation and amortization (17,268 ) (5,205 ) (22,473 )
General and administrative expenses (3,916 ) (1,760 ) (5,676 )
Restructuring charges -   (3,510 ) (3,510 )
Income from vessel operations 37,698   4,499   42,197  
             
  Three Months Ended September 30, 2014  
  (unaudited)  
  Conventional  
  Liquefied Gas   Tanker      
  Segment   Segment   Total  
Net voyage revenues (See Appendix C) 76,447   23,881   100,328  
Vessel operating expenses (14,259 ) (9,279 ) (23,538 )
Depreciation and amortization (17,737 ) (5,572 ) (23,309 )
General and administrative expenses (4,142 ) (1,437 ) (5,579 )
Restructuring charges -   (2,231 ) (2,231 )
Income from vessel operations 40,309   5,362   45,671  
             
             
Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Appendix E - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures Cash Flow from Vessel Operations from Consolidated Vessels
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

Cash flow from vessel operations from consolidated vessels represents income from vessel operations before (a) depreciation and amortization expense, (b) amortization of in-process revenue contracts included in voyage revenues, and includes (c) adjustments for direct financing leases to a cash basis, realized gains or losses on the Toledo Spirit derivative contract, and the revenue for two Suezmax tankers recognized to a cash basis. The

Partnership's direct financing leases for the periods indicated relate to the Partnership's 69 percent interest in two LNG carriers, the Tangguh Sago and Tangguh Hiri, and the two LNG carriers acquired from Awilco. The

Partnership's cash flow from vessel operations from consolidated vessels does not include the Partnership's cash flow from vessel operations from its equity accounted joint ventures. Cash flow from vessel operations is included because certain investors use cash flow from vessel operations to measure a company's financial performance, and to highlight this measure for the Partnership's consolidated vessels. Cash flow from vessel operations from consolidated vessels is not required by GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or any other indicator of the Partnership's performance required by GAAP.

  Three Months Ended September 30, 2015  
  (unaudited)  
  Liquefied Gas   Conventional      
  Segment   Tanker Segment   Total  
Income from vessel operations (See Appendix D) 37,698   4,499   42,197  
Depreciation and amortization 17,268   5,205   22,473  
Amortization of in-process revenue contracts included in voyage revenues (975 )
(278
)
(1,253
)
Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized 4,830   -   4,830  
Realized gain on Toledo Spirit derivative contract -   326   326  
Cash flow adjustment for two Suezmax tankers(1) -   509   509  
Cash flow from vessel operations from consolidated vessels 58,821   10,261   69,082  
             
  Three Months Ended September 30, 2014  
  (unaudited)  
  Liquefied Gas   Conventional      
  Segment   Tanker Segment   Total  
Income from vessel operations (See Appendix D) 40,309   5,362   45,671  
Depreciation and amortization 17,737   5,572   23,309  
Amortization of in-process revenue contracts included in voyage revenues
-
 
(278
)
(278
)
Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized 4,466   -   4,466  
Cash flow adjustment for two Suezmax tankers(1) -   (1,713 ) (1,713 )
Cash flow from vessel operations from consolidated vessels 62,512   8,943   71,455  
(1) The Partnership's charter contracts for two of its Suezmax tankers, the Bermuda Spirit and Hamilton Spirit, were amended in 2012, which had the effect of reducing the daily charter rates by $12,000 per day for a duration of 24 months ended September 30, 2014. The cash impact of the change in hire rates is not fully reflected in the Partnership's statements of income and comprehensive income as the change in the lease payments is being recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease.
   
   
Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Appendix F - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures Cash Flow from Vessel Operations from Equity Accounted Vessels
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

Cash flow from vessel operations from equity accounted vessels represents income from vessel operations before (a) depreciation and amortization expense, (b) amortization of in-process revenue contracts, (c) gain on sale of vessels and includes (d) adjustments for direct financing leases to a cash basis. Cash flow from vessel operations from equity accounted vessels is included because certain investors use cash flow from vessel operations to measure a company's financial performance, and to highlight this measure for the Partnership's equity accounted joint ventures. Cash flow from vessel operations from equity-accounted vessels is not required by GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to equity income or any other indicator of the Partnership's performance required by GAAP.

  Three Months Ended September 30,   Three Months Ended September 30,  
  2015   2014  
  (unaudited)   (unaudited)  
  At   Partnership's   At   Partnership's  
  100%   Portion(1)   100%   Portion(1)  
Net voyage revenues 137,681   62,806   151,346   70,093  
Vessel operating expenses (41,459 ) (19,171 ) (40,720 ) (18,926 )
Depreciation and amortization (24,296 ) (12,225 ) (22,335 ) (11,329 )
Gains on sale of vessels -   -   16,234   8,117  
Income from vessel operations of equity accounted vessels
71,926
 
31,410
 
104,525
 
47,955
 
Interest expense − net (21,055 ) (9,862 ) (19,889 ) (9,249 )
Realized and unrealized (loss) gain on derivative instruments
(22,849
)
(7,555
)
2
 
-
 
Other expense − net (519 ) (470 ) 242   4  
                 
Net income / equity income of equity accounted vessels 27,503   13,523   84,880   38,710  
                 
                 
Income from vessel operations 71,926   31,410   104,525   47,955  
Depreciation and amortization 24,296   12,225   22,335   11,329  
Gains on sale of vessels -   -   (16,234 ) (8,117 )
Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized
8,551
 
3,102
 
7,520
 
2,719
 
Amortization of in-process revenue contracts (3,176 ) (1,623 ) (4,047 ) (2,057 )
                 
Cash flow from vessel operations from equity accounted vessels 101,597   45,114   114,099   51,829  
(1) The Partnership's equity accounted vessels for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 include: the Partnership's 40 percent interest in Teekay Nakilat (III) Corporation, which owns four LNG carriers; the Partnership's 50 percent interest in the Excalibur and Excelsior joint ventures, which owns one LNG carrier and one regasification unit, respectively; the Partnership's 33 percent interest in four LNG carriers servicing the Angola LNG project; the Partnership's 52 percent interest in Malt LNG Netherlands Holding B.V., the joint venture between the Partnership and Marubeni Corporation, which owns six LNG carriers; the Partnership's 50 percent interest in Exmar LPG BVBA, which owns and in-charters 24 vessels, including seven newbuildings, as at September 30, 2015, and 24 vessels, including nine newbuildings, as at September 30, 2014; the Partnership's 30 percent interest in two LNG carrier newbuildings and 20 percent interest in two LNG carrier newbuildings for BG Group acquired in June 2014; and the Partnership's 50 percent interest in six LNG newbuildings in the joint venture between the Partnership and China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited established in July 2014.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of

1934, as amended) which reflect management's current views with respect to certain future events and performance, including statements regarding: the timing and certainty of completing the new $150 million unsecured revolving credit facility and the new, approximately $360 million long-term lease facility for the first two

MEGI LNG carrier newbuildings; the stability and growth of the Partnership's future distributable cash flows; the Partnership's expected fixed future revenues; the delivery timing of newbuilding vessels and the commencement of related time charter contracts; the outcome of the Partnership's dispute over the Magellan Spirit charter contract termination; and the timing of the commencement of operations of the Sabine Pass LNG project. The following factors are among those that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and that should be considered in evaluating any such statement: potential shipyard construction delays, newbuilding specification changes or cost overruns; changes in production of LNG or LPG, either generally or in particular regions; changes in trading patterns or timing of start- up of new LNG liquefaction and regasification projects significantly affecting overall vessel tonnage requirements; changes in applicable industry laws and regulations and the timing of implementation of new laws and regulations; the potential for early termination of long-term contracts of existing vessels in the Teekay LNG fleet; the inability of charterers to make future charter payments; the inability of the Partnership to renew or replace long-term contracts on existing vessels; failure by the Partnership to complete the new $150 million unsecured revolving credit facility or the approximately $360 million long-term lease facility for the two MEGI LNG carrier newbuildings; factors affecting the outcome of the Partnership's dispute over the Magellan Spirit; the

Partnership's ability to raise financing for its existing newbuildings or to purchase additional vessels or to pursue other projects; and other factors discussed in Teekay LNG Partners' filings from time to time with the SEC, including its Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 and its Report on Form 6-K for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2015. The Partnership expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Partnership's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

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