Teekay Offshore GP LLC, the general partner of Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (Teekay Offshore or the Partnership) (TOO), has declared a cash distribution of $0.11 per unit for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, down from $0.56 per unit paid in the prior quarter and consistent with the Partnership’s previously announced plan to temporarily reduce its quarterly cash distribution. The Partnership expects to use the cash distribution reduction to create reserves to fund the equity capital requirements on its future profitable growth projects and to reduce debt levels, eliminating the need to access the equity capital markets for the foreseeable future. The cash distribution is payable on February 12, 2016 to all unitholders of record on February 5, 2016. Teekay Offshore’s cash distributions are reported on Form 1099 for United States tax purposes.
About Teekay Offshore
Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. is an international provider of marine transportation, oil production, storage, long-distance towing and offshore installation and maintenance and safety services to the offshore oil industry, primarily focusing on the growing deepwater offshore oil regions of the North Sea and Brazil. Teekay Offshore is structured as a publicly-traded master limited partnership (MLP) with consolidated assets of approximately $5.9 billion, comprised of 66 offshore assets, including shuttle tankers, floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units, floating storage and offtake (FSO) units, units for maintenance and safety (UMS), long-distance towing and offshore installation vessels and conventional tankers. The majority of Teekay Offshore’s fleet is employed on medium-term, stable contracts.
Teekay Offshore’s common units trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TOO”.