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Global Partners Completes Acquisition of Retail Gasoline Stations from Exxon Mobil Corporation

October 01, 2010
Partnership Finalizes Purchase of 42 Company-Operated Mobil Stations in New England

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP), one of the largest wholesale distributors of gasoline, distillates and residual oil in the New England states and New York, today announced that it has completed the final phase of its acquisition of Mobil-branded retail gas stations and fuel supply rights in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

The Partnership has closed on the purchase of 42 Mobil-branded stations directly operated by Exxon Mobil Corporation. Earlier this month, the Partnership completed the acquisition of 148 dealer-operated Mobil stations, as well as gasoline and diesel supply rights for an additional 31 Mobil stations owned and operated by independent Mobil dealers. Global Partners has outsourced the day-to-day management and operations of these 221 locations to Alliance Energy LLC, an experienced retail operator. Alliance is approximately 95 percent owned by members of the Slifka family, who also own the General Partner of the Partnership.

"Today marks an exciting new chapter for Global Partners," said Eric Slifka, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are pleased to have completed this transaction ahead of schedule. The acquisition of these premier stations and supply rights creates significant new year-round income for the Partnership, increasing our overall earnings power."

Of the 221 stations involved in the transaction, 179 are located in Massachusetts, 22 in Rhode Island and 20 in New Hampshire. The stations sold approximately 370 million gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel in 2009. All of the stations will continue to operate under the Mobil brand as part of a long-term branding agreement between ExxonMobil and Global Partners.

Global Partners financed the acquisition with borrowings under its four-year, $1.15 billion senior secured credit facility.

About Global Partners LP

Global Partners LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership based in Waltham, Massachusetts, owns, controls or has access to one of the largest terminal networks of refined petroleum products in the Northeast. The Partnership is one of the largest wholesale distributors of gasoline, distillates (such as home heating oil, diesel and kerosene) and residual oil to wholesalers, retailers and commercial customers in the New England states and New York. Global Partners LP, a FORTUNE 500(R) company, trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "GLP." For additional information, please visit www.globalp.com.

Forward-looking Statements

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SOURCE: Global Partners LP

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