Northern Tier Energy LLC Announces Offering of Senior Secured Notes

     Northern Tier Energy LLC Announces Offering of Senior Secured Notes

PR Newswire

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Nov. 1, 2012

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Northern Tier Energy LLC
("Northern Tier Energy" or the "Company") and its subsidiary, Northern Tier
Finance Corporation, announced today that they intend to commence a private
offering to eligible purchasers of $275 million in aggregate principal amount
of senior secured notes due 2020. The Company intends to use the net proceeds
of this offering to fund a portion of its pending tender offer for any and all
of its outstanding 10.50% Senior Secured Notes due 2017.

The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as
amended (the "Securities Act"), or any state securities laws, and unless so
registered, the notes may not be offered or sold in the United States except
pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the
registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state
securities laws. The notes are expected to be eligible for trading by
qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A and non-U.S. persons under
Regulation S. This announcement is being issued pursuant to Rule 135c under
the Securities Act and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy the notes.

About Northern Tier Energy LLC
Northern Tier Energy LLC, the direct operating subsidiary of Northern Tier
Energy LP (NYSE:NTI), is an independent downstream energy company
headquartered in Ridgefield, CT with refining, retail, and pipeline operations
serving the PADD II region of the United States. The Company was established
to own and operate the St. Paul Park Refinery as well as a retail network of
SuperAmerica brand convenience stores and a 17% equity interest in the
Minnesota Pipeline.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" which reflect
our views and assumptions on the date of this press release regarding future
events. They involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors,
many of which may be beyond our control, that may cause actual results to
differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements
expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to
update or revise publicly any such forward-looking statements. We caution you
not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Please refer
to our filings with the SEC for more detailed information regarding these
risks, uncertainties and assumptions.

SOURCE Northern Tier Energy LLC

Contact: Northern Tier Energy LP, Maria Testani,,
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