0000903423-12-000568.txt : 20121119 0000903423-12-000568.hdr.sgml : 20121119 20121119172629 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000903423-12-000568 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13D PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20121119 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20121119 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Northern Tier Energy LP CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001533454 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: PETROLEUM REFINING [2911] IRS NUMBER: 800763623 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-87061 FILM NUMBER: 121215709 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 38C GROVE STREET STREET 2: SUITE 100 CITY: RIDGEFIELD STATE: CT ZIP: 06877 BUSINESS PHONE: (203) 244-6550 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 38C GROVE STREET STREET 2: SUITE 100 CITY: RIDGEFIELD STATE: CT ZIP: 06877 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: Northern Tier Energy, Inc. DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20111025 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: TPG Group Holdings (SBS) Advisors, Inc. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001495741 IRS NUMBER: 271650453 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: C/O TPG CAPITAL, L.P. STREET 2: 301 COMMERCE ST. SUITE 3300 CITY: FORT WORTH STATE: TX ZIP: 76102 BUSINESS PHONE: 817-871-4000 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: C/O TPG CAPITAL, L.P. STREET 2: 301 COMMERCE ST. SUITE 3300 CITY: FORT WORTH STATE: TX ZIP: 76102 SC 13D 1 tpggroupdupe-13d_1119.htm Unassociated Document
 
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
 
SCHEDULE 13D
(Rule 13d-101)
 
INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT TO § 240.13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO 240.13d-2(a)
 
Northern Tier Energy LP
(Name of Issuer)
 
Common Units, no par value
(Title of Class of Securities)
 
665826103
(CUSIP Number)
 
Ronald Cami
Vice President
TPG Global, LLC
301 Commerce Street, Suite 3300
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 871-4000
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)
 
November 9, 2012
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)
 
If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box. 
 
Note.            Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See §240.13d -7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.
 
(Continued on following pages)
 
(Page 1 of 12 Pages)
 
______________________
 
* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
 
The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).
 
 
 

 
 
CUSIP No. 665826103
13D
Page 2 of 12 Pages

 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
TPG Group Holdings (SBS) Advisors, Inc.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(see instructions)
(a) o
(b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)
OO (See Item 3)
5
CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) or 2(e)                                                o
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Delaware
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
-0-
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
73,227,500 (See Items 3, 4 and 5)
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
-0-
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
73,227,500 (See Items 3, 4 and 5)
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
73,227,500 (See Items 3, 4 and 5)*
12
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)                                         o
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 11
79.7% (See Item 5)*
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)
CO
  *
The calculation is based on a total of 91,915,000 Common Units of the Issuer outstanding as of November 13, 2012 as reported on the Issuer’s Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on November 13, 2012.
 
 
 

 
 
CUSIP No. 665826103
13D
Page 3 of 12 Pages
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
David Bonderman
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(see instructions)
(a) o
(b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)
OO (See Item 3)
5
CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) or 2(e)                                                o
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
United States
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
-0-
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
73,227,500 (See Items 3, 4 and 5)
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
-0-
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
73,227,500 (See Items 3, 4 and 5)
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
73,227,500 (See Items 3, 4 and 5)*
12
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)                                         o
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 11
79.7% (See Item 5)*
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)
IN
  *
The calculation is based on a total of 91,915,000 Common Units of the Issuer outstanding as of November 13, 2012 as reported on the Issuer’s Form 10-Q filed with the Commission on November 13, 2012.
 
 
 

 
 
CUSIP No. 665826103
13D
Page 4 of 12 Pages
 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
James G. Coulter
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(see instructions)
(a) o
(b) o
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)
OO (See Item 3)
5
CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) or 2(e)                                                o
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
United States
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
-0-
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
73,227,500 (See Items 3, 4 and 5)
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
-0-
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
73,227,500 (See Items 3, 4 and 5)
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
73,227,500 (See Items 3, 4 and 5)*
12
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)                                         o
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 11
79.7% (See Item 5)*
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)
IN
  *
The calculation is based on a total of 91,915,000 Common Units of the Issuer outstanding as of November 13, 2012 as reported on the Issuer’s Form 10-Q filed with the Commission on November 13, 2012.
 
 
 

 
 
Item 1.  Security and Issuer
 
This Schedule 13D (the “Schedule 13D”) relates to the Common Units (the “Common Units”) of Northern Tier Energy LP (the “Issuer”). The principal executive offices of the Issuer are located at 38C Grove Street, Suite 100, Ridgefield, CT 06877.
 
Item 2.  Identity and Background
 
This Schedule 13D is being filed jointly on behalf of TPG Group Holdings (SBS) Advisors, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Group Advisors”), David Bonderman and James G. Coulter (each a “Reporting Person” and collectively, the “Reporting Persons”). The business address of each Reporting Person is c/o TPG Global, LLC, 301 Commerce Street, Suite 3300, Fort Worth, TX 76102.
 
Group Advisors is the general partner of TPG Group Holdings (SBS), L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, which is the sole member of TPG Holdings II-A, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, which is the general partner of TPG Holdings II, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, which is the sole member of TPG VI AIV SLP SD Advisors, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company, which is the general partner of TPG VI AIV SLP SD, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, which is the general partner of TPG Refining, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“TPG Refining”).  TPG Refining is a member of NTI GenPar, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, which is the general partner of Northern Tier Investors LP, a Delaware limited partnership, which is the sole member of Northern Tier Investors, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, which is the sole member of Northern Tier Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“NTH”), which directly holds the Common Units reported herein (the “TPG Common Units”).  Because of the relationship between Group Advisors and NTH, Group Advisors may be deemed to beneficially own the TPG Common Units.
 
Messrs. Bonderman and Coulter are the directors, officers and sole stockholders of Group Advisors.  Because of the relationship of Messrs. Bonderman and Coulter to Group Advisors, each of Messrs. Bonderman and Coulter may be deemed to beneficially own the TPG Common Units.  Messrs. Bonderman and Coulter disclaim beneficial ownership of the TPG Common Units except to the extent of their pecuniary interest therein.
 
The principal business of Group Advisors is serving as the sole ultimate general partner, managing member or similar entity of related entities (including TPG Refining) engaged in making or recommending investments in securities of public and private companies.
 
The present principal occupation of David Bonderman is Chairman of the Board and President of Group Advisors and officer, director or manager of other affiliated entities.
 
The present principal occupation of James G. Coulter is director and Senior Vice President of Group Advisors and officer, director or manager of other affiliated entities.
 
The name, residence or business address and present principal occupation or employment of each director, executive officer and controlling person of Group Advisors are listed on Schedule I hereto.
 
Each of Messrs. Bonderman, Coulter and the individuals referred to on Schedule I hereto is a United States citizen.
 
During the past five years, none of the Reporting Persons or, to the knowledge of each of the Reporting Persons, any of the persons listed on Schedule I hereto (i) has been convicted in any criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors) or (ii) was a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction and as a result of such proceeding was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.
 
 
 

 
Item 3.  Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration
 
The information set forth in or incorporated by reference in Items 2, 4 and 5 of this Schedule 13D is incorporated by reference in its entirety into this Item 3.
 
Item 4.  Purpose of Transaction
 
Initial Public Offering
 
On July 25, 2012, the Issuer, Northern Tier Energy GP LLC (“NTE GP”), Northern Tier Energy Holdings LLC and Northern Tier Energy LLC (“NTE”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Goldman, Sachs & Co., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Barclays Capital Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named therein, providing for the offer and sale by the Issuer (the “Offering”), and purchase by the Underwriters, of 16,250,000 Common Units at a price to the public of $14.00 per Common Unit. Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Issuer also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an aggregate of 2,437,500 additional Common Units (the “Option Units”) on the same terms.
 
On July 31, 2012, the Issuer closed the Offering and the underwriters exercised their right to purchase the Option Units.  A portion of the net proceeds from the Offering was used to distribute approximately $124 million to NTH, of which approximately $32 million was distributed to ACON Refining Partners L.L.C. (“ACON Refining”), TPG Refining and entities in which certain members of the Issuer’s management team hold an ownership interest.
 
Transaction Agreement
 
In connection with the Offering, on July 25, 2012, the Issuer entered into a transaction agreement (the “Transaction Agreement”), with NTE GP, NTE, NTH, Northern Tier Energy Holdings LLC and Northern Tier Retail Holdings LLC, pursuant to which NTH transferred its limited liability company interests in NTE to the Issuer, its successors and assigns, in exchange for (a) 57,282,000 Common Units (which amount was reduced to 54,844,500 Common Units upon the exercise of the Option Units), (b) 18,383,000 PIK Common Units (the “PIK Units”) and (c) any cash received by the Issuer in connection with the exercise of the Option Units.
 
Conversion of PIK Units
 
Also in connection with the Offering, on July 31, 2012, the Issuer amended and restated its Agreement of Limited Partnership (as amended and restated, the “Partnership Agreement”), pursuant to which each PIK Unit of the Issuer would be automatically converted into a newly issued Common Unit of the Issuer at a conversion rate equal to one Common Unit of the Issuer per PIK Unit of the Issuer upon the earlier of (i) December 1, 2017 and (ii) the date by which NTE and Northern Tier Finance Corporation (the “Note Issuers”) redeemed, repurchased, defeased or retired all of the 10.5% senior secured notes of the Note Issuers issued in December 2010 (the "Senior Secured Notes") or amended the indenture governing the Senior Secured Notes in a manner that removes restrictions on the Issuer's ability to distribute all available cash to unitholders of the Issuer.
 
Effective November 8, 2012, NTE, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Issuer, entered into the Supplemental Indenture to the Indenture governing the Senior Secured Notes (the “Supplemental Indenture”), by and among the Note Issuers, certain of NTE’s subsidiaries and the trustee, which eliminated certain restrictive covenants and certain default provisions respecting the Senior Secured Notes.   As a result, on November 9, 2012, pursuant to the Partnership Agreement, each PIK Unit automatically converted into one newly issued Common Unit.
 
Call Right
 
Under the Partnership Agreement, if at any time NTE GP, whose sole member is NTH, and its affiliates own more than 90% of the then-issued and outstanding Common Units and PIK Units of the Issuer, NTE GP will have the right, but not the obligation, to purchase all, but not less than all, of the Common Units and PIK Units of the Issuer held by unaffiliated unitholders (the "Call Right"). The purchase price in the event of an exercise of the Call Right is the greater of: (i) the highest price paid by NTE GP or any of its affiliates for Common Units or PIK Units of the Issuer purchased within the ninety days preceding the date on which NTE GP first mails notice of its election to exercise the Call Right (the "Call Notice") and (ii) the average of the daily closing prices of the Common Units or PIK Units of the Issuer over the twenty trading days preceding the date three days before the Call Notice.
 
 
 

 
Registration Rights
 
On July 31, 2012, in connection with the Offering, the Issuer entered into an amended and restated registration rights agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) with Northern Tier Investors, LLC, NTH, ACON Refining, TPG Refining, NTR Partners LLC, NTR Partners II LLC and NTI Management Company, L.P., pursuant to which NTH, ACON Refining and TPG Refining can cause, and after ACON Refining and TPG Refining and their transferees no longer hold registrable securities, NTR Partners LLC and NTR Partners II LLC can cause, the Issuer to register the Common Units and PIK Units under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and to maintain a shelf registration statement effective with respect to such units. In addition, NTH, ACON Refining, TPG Refining, NTR Partners LLC, NTR Partners II LLC and NTI Management Company, L.P. are entitled to participate in certain other registration statements and offerings conducted on behalf of the Issuer or third parties.
 
General
 
In addition to the foregoing, the Reporting Persons, at any time and from time to time may directly or indirectly acquire additional Common Units, economic interests in Common Units or associated rights or securities exercisable for or convertible into Common Units, or dispose of some or all of its Common Units, based upon their ongoing evaluation of the Issuer, prevailing market conditions, liquidity requirements of the Reporting Persons and/or other investment considerations.
 
Other than as described above, none of the Reporting Persons nor, to the best knowledge of each of the Reporting Persons, without independent verification, any of the persons listed in Schedule I hereto, currently has any plans or proposals that relate to, or would result in, any of the matters listed in Items 4(a)–(j) of Schedule 13D, although the Reporting Persons may, at any time and from time to time, review or reconsider their position and/or change their purpose and/or formulate plans or proposals with respect thereto. As a result of these activities, one or more of the Reporting Persons may suggest or take a position with respect to potential changes in the operations, management, or capital structure of the Issuer as a means of enhancing unitholder value. Such suggestions or positions may include one or more plans or proposals that relate to or would result in any of the actions required to be reported herein, including, without limitation, such matters as acquiring additional securities of the Issuer or disposing of securities of the Issuer; entering into an extraordinary transaction such as a merger, reorganization or liquidation, involving the Issuer or any of its subsidiaries; selling or transferring a material amount of assets of the Issuer or any of its subsidiaries; materially changing the present capitalization or distribution policy of the Issuer; materially changing the Issuer’s business or structure; changing the Issuer’s certificate limited partnership, limited partnership agreement or instruments corresponding thereto or taking other actions which may impede the acquisition of control of the Issuer by any person; causing a class of securities of the Issuer to be delisted from a national securities exchange or to cease to be authorized to be quoted in an inter-dealer quotation system of a registered national securities association; causing a class of equity securities of the Issuer to become eligible for termination of registration pursuant to Section 12(g)(4) of the Securities Act; and taking any action similar to any of those enumerated above.
 
References to and descriptions of the Underwriting Agreement, the Transaction Agreement, the Partnership Agreement, the Supplemental Indenture and the Registration Rights Agreement set forth above in this Item 4 do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of each of the Underwriting Agreement, the Transaction Agreement, the Partnership Agreement, the Supplemental Indenture and the Registration Rights Agreement, which have been filed as Exhibit 2, Exhibit 3, Exhibit 4, Exhibit 5 and Exhibit 6, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.
 
Item 5.  Interest in Securities of the Issuer
 
The information contained in rows 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13 on each of the cover pages of this Schedule 13D and the information set forth or incorporated in Items 2, 3, 4 and 6 are hereby incorporated herein by reference.
 
 
 

 
(a)–(b)      The following disclosure assumes that there are 91,915,000 Common Units outstanding as of November 13, 2012, which figure is based on information set forth in the Issuer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, which was filed with the Commission on November 13, 2012.
 
Pursuant to Rule 13d-3 of the Act, the Reporting Persons may be deemed to beneficially own 73,227,500 Common Units of the Issuer, which constitutes approximately 79.7% of the outstanding Common Units of the Issuer.
 
(c)           Except as set forth in this Item 5, none of the Reporting Persons nor, to the best knowledge of the Reporting Persons, without independent verification, any person named in Item 2 hereof, has effected any transaction in the Issuer’s Common Units during the past 60 days.
 
(d)           To the best knowledge of the Reporting Persons, no person other than the Reporting Persons has the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of distributions from, or the proceeds from the sale of, the securities beneficially owned by the Reporting Persons identified in this Item 5.
 
(e)           Not applicable.
 
Item 6. Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer
 
The information set forth or incorporated in Item 3 and Item 4 are hereby incorporated herein by reference.
 
Item 7. Material to Be Filed as Exhibits
 
1.
Agreement of Joint Filing by TPG Advisors II, Inc., TPG Advisors III, Inc., TPG Advisors V, Inc., TPG Advisors VI, Inc., T3 Advisors, Inc., T3 Advisors II, Inc., TPG Group Holdings (SBS) Advisors, Inc., David Bonderman and James G. Coulter, dated as of February 14, 2011 (previously filed with the Commission as Exhibit 1 to Schedule 13G filed by TPG Group Holdings (SBS) Advisors, Inc., David Bonderman and James G. Coulter on February 14, 2011).
 
2.
Underwriting Agreement, dated July 25, 2012, by and among Northern Tier Energy LP, Northern Tier Energy LLC, Northern Tier Energy GP LLC, Northern Tier Energy Holdings LLC and Goldman, Sachs & Co., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Barclays Capital Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters (previously filed with the Commission as Exhibit 1.1 to Form 8-K filed by Northern Tier Energy LP and Northern Tier Energy LLC on July 30, 2012).
 
3.
Transaction Agreement, dated July 25, 2012, by and among Northern Tier Holdings LLC, Northern Tier Energy GP LLC, Northern Tier Energy LLC, Northern Tier Energy Holdings LLC, Northern Tier Retail Holdings LLC and Northern Tier Energy LP (previously filed with the Commission as Exhibit 10.1 to Form 8-K filed by Northern Tier Energy LP and Northern Tier Energy LLC on July 30, 2012).
 
4.
First Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of Northern Tier Energy LP, dated July 31, 2012 (previously filed with the Commission as Exhibit 3.1 to Form 8-K filed by Northern Tier Energy LP on August 2, 2012).
 
5.
Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 2, 2012, by and among Northern Tier Energy LLC, Northern Tier Finance Corporation, the subsidiary guarantors party thereto and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee and collateral agent (previously filed with the Commission as Exhibit 4.1 to Form 8-K filed by Northern Tier Energy LP and Northern Tier Energy LLC on November 6, 2012).
 
6.
Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement, dated July 31, 2012, by and among TPG Refining, L.P., ACON Refining Partners, L.L.C., NTI Management Company, L.P., NTR Partners LLC, NTR Partners II LLC, Northern Tier Investors, LLC, Northern Tier Holdings LLC and Northern Tier Energy LP (previously filed with the Commission as Exhibit 4.1 to Form 8-K filed by Northern Tier Energy LP on August 2, 2012).
 
 
 

 
SIGNATURE
 
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
 
Dated:  November 19, 2012
 
 
TPG Group Holdings (SBS) Advisors, Inc.
   
 
By:  /s/ Ronald Cami                                            
 
Name:  Ronald Cami
Title: Vice President
 
 
 
 
David Bonderman
   
 
By:  /s/ Ronald Cami                                            
 
Name: Ronald Cami on behalf of David Bonderman (1)
 
 
 
 
James G. Coulter
   
 
By:  /s/ Ronald Cami                                            
 
Name: Ronald Cami on behalf of James G. Coulter (2)

 
(1)
Ronald Cami is signing on behalf of Mr. Bonderman pursuant to an authorization and designation letter dated July 1, 2010, which was previously filed with the Commission as an exhibit to a Form 13D filed by Mr. Bonderman on July 26, 2010 (SEC File No. 005-43571).
 
(2)
Ronald Cami is signing on behalf of Mr. Coulter pursuant to an authorization and designation letter dated July 1, 2010, which was previously filed with the Commission as an exhibit to a Form 13D filed by Mr. Coulter on July 26, 2010 (SEC File No. 005-43571).
 
 
 

 
Schedule I
 
All addresses are c/o TPG Global, LLC, 301 Commerce Street, Suite 300, Fort Worth, TX 76102.
 
 
Name
Title
 
David Bonderman
President and Chairman of the Board
 
James G. Coulter
Senior Vice President and Director
 
John E. Viola
Vice President and Treasurer
 
Ronald Cami
David C. Reintjes
G. Douglas Puckett
Steven A. Willmann
Vice President and Secretary
Chief Compliance Officer and Assistant Secretary
Assistant Treasurer
Assistant Treasurer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
INDEX TO EXHIBITS
 
1.
Agreement of Joint Filing by TPG Advisors II, Inc., TPG Advisors III, Inc., TPG Advisors V, Inc., TPG Advisors VI, Inc., T3 Advisors, Inc., T3 Advisors II, Inc., TPG Group Holdings (SBS) Advisors, Inc., David Bonderman and James G. Coulter, dated as of February 14, 2011 (previously filed with the Commission as Exhibit 1 to Schedule 13G filed by TPG Group Holdings (SBS) Advisors, Inc., David Bonderman and James G. Coulter on February 14, 2011).
 
2.
Underwriting Agreement, dated July 25, 2012, by and among Northern Tier Energy LP, Northern Tier Energy LLC, Northern Tier Energy GP LLC, Northern Tier Energy Holdings LLC and Goldman, Sachs & Co., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Barclays Capital Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters (previously filed with the Commission as Exhibit 1.1 to Form 8-K filed by Northern Tier Energy LP and Northern Tier Energy LLC on July 30, 2012).
 
3.
Transaction Agreement, dated July 25, 2012, by and among Northern Tier Holdings LLC, Northern Tier Energy GP LLC, Northern Tier Energy LLC, Northern Tier Energy Holdings LLC, Northern Tier Retail Holdings LLC and Northern Tier Energy LP (previously filed with the Commission as Exhibit 10.1 to Form 8-K filed by Northern Tier Energy LP and Northern Tier Energy LLC on July 30, 2012).
 
4.
First Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of Northern Tier Energy LP, dated July 31, 2012 (previously filed with the Commission as Exhibit 3.1 to Form 8-K filed by Northern Tier Energy LP on August 2, 2012).
 
5.
Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 2, 2012, by and among Northern Tier Energy LLC, Northern Tier Finance Corporation, the subsidiary guarantors party thereto and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee and collateral agent (previously filed with the Commission as Exhibit 4.1 to Form 8-K filed by Northern Tier Energy LP and Northern Tier Energy LLC on November 6, 2012).
 
6.
Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement, dated July 31, 2012, by and among TPG Refining, L.P., ACON Refining Partners, L.L.C., NTI Management Company, L.P., NTR Partners LLC, NTR Partners II LLC, Northern Tier Investors, LLC, Northern Tier Holdings LLC and Northern Tier Energy LP (previously filed with the Commission as Exhibit 4.1 to Form 8-K filed by Northern Tier Energy LP on August 2, 2012).