SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO
SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): September 30, 2009
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS, L.P.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|Commission File No.:||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
1717 South Boulder Avenue, Suite 400, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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|ITEM 1.01||ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT|
On September 30, 2009 Alliance Resource Operating Partners, L.P. (the Intermediate Partnership), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP), entered into Amendment No. 2 (the Credit Amendment) to the Intermediate Partnerships Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the Credit Agreement) dated September 25, 2007.
The Credit Amendment increases the annual capital expenditure limits under the Credit Agreement. The new limits are $425.0 million for 2009, $375.0 million for 2010, $350.0 million for 2011 and $250.0 million for 2012. The amount of any annual limit in excess of actual capital expenditures for that year carries forward.
Pursuant to the Credit Amendment, the applicable margin for London Interbank Offered Rate borrowings under the Credit Agreement is increased from a range of 0.625% to 1.150% (depending on the Intermediate Partnerships leverage margin) to a range of 1.115% to 2.0%, and the annual commitment fee is increased from a range of 0.15% to 0.35% (also depending on the Intermediate Partnerships leverage margin) to a range of 0.25% to 0.50%. In addition, the Credit Amendment includes certain changes relating to a defaulting lender, including changes that clarify that the overall Credit Agreement commitment would be reduced by the commitment share of a defaulting lender but also provide the Intermediate Partnership with more flexibility in replacing a defaulting lender.
|ITEM 9.01||FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS|
|10.1||Amendment No. 2 to the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of September 30, 2009|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.|
Alliance Resource Management GP, LLC,
its managing general partner
|By:||/S/ JOSEPH W. CRAFT III|
|Joseph W. Craft III|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|
Date: October 6, 2009