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Western Gas Announces First Quarter 2014 Distribution and Schedules Earnings Conference Call

Western Gas Announces First Quarter 2014 Distribution and Schedules Earnings  Conference Call  16% Distribution Growth at WES; 40% at WGP  HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/14 --  Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES) announced today that the board of directors of its general partner declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.625 per unit for the first quarter of 2014. This distribution represents a 4-percent increase over the prior quarter and a 16-percent increase over the first quarter of 2013. WES's first quarter 2014 distribution is payable on May 14, 2014, to unitholders of record at the close of business on April 30, 2014.  Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE: WGP) also announced today that the board of directors of its general partner declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.25 per unit for the first quarter of 2014. This distribution represents an 8-percent increase over the prior quarter and a 40-percent increase over the first quarter of 2013. WGP's first quarter 2014 distribution is payable on May 23, 2014, to unitholders of record at the close of business on April 30, 2014.  The Partnerships plan to report their first-quarter 2014 results after the market closes on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Management will host a conference call on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. CDT (12 p.m. EDT) to discuss quarterly results.  The full text of the release announcing the results will be available on the Partnerships' website at www.westerngas.com. To access the live audio webcast of the conference call, please visit the investor relations section of the website. To participate via telephone, please dial (877) 621-4819 and enter participant code 23292162. Please call in 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A replay of the call will be available on the website for two weeks following the conference call.  Western Gas Partners, LP is a growth-oriented Delaware master limited partnership formed by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) to own, operate, acquire and develop midstream energy assets. With midstream assets in East, West and South Texas, the Rocky Mountains, North-Central Pennsylvania and the Mid-Continent, the Partnership is engaged in the business of gathering, processing, compressing, treating, and transporting natural gas, condensate, natural gas liquids and crude oil for Anadarko, as well as for third-party producers and customers.   Western Gas Equity Partners, LP is a Delaware master limited partnership formed by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to own WES's general partner and a substantial limited partner interest in WES, including all of WES's incentive distribution rights.   For more information please visit www.westerngas.com.  Note regarding Non-United States Investors: This release is intended to be a qualified notice under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b). Brokers and nominees should treat one hundred percent (100.0%) of Western Gas Partners, LP's and Western Gas Equity Partners, LP's distributions to non-U.S. investors as being attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, Western Gas Partners, LP's and Western Gas Equity Partners, LP's distributions to non-U.S. investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest applicable effective tax rate.  WESTERN GAS PARTNERS, LP and WESTERN GAS EQUITY PARTNERS, LP CONTACT: Benjamin Fink, CFA  SVP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer benjamin.fink@westerngas.com 832.636.6010