Northern Tier Energy LLC Closes Offering of $275 Million of Senior Secured Notes

  Northern Tier Energy LLC Closes Offering of $275 Million of Senior Secured
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RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Nov. 9, 2012

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Northern Tier Energy LLC (the
"Company") and its subsidiary Northern Tier Finance Corporation announced
today that they have closed a private offering of $275 million in aggregate
principal amount of 7.125% senior secured notes due 2020 (the "Notes"). The
Company used 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 were offered to certain eligible purchasers pursuant to Rule 144A
and to certain persons in offshore transactions pursuant to Regulation S, each
under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The
Notes have not been registered under 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, Maria.Testani@NTEnergy.com,
+1-203-244-6550