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Global Partners' Planned Acquisition of Warex Terminals Corporation Clears FTC Review

April 22, 2010
Transaction Adding 950,000 Barrels of Storage Capacity Now Expected to Close by Early Third Quarter
Partnership's Bank Group Expected to Finance the $47.5 Million Acquisition

WALTHAM, Mass., Apr 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Global Partners LP (NYSE:GLP) today announced that the Federal Trade Commission has closed its regulatory review of the Partnership's planned acquisition of three terminal facilities in Newburgh, NY from Warex Terminals Corporation and determined no further action is warranted by the Commission. The transaction is now expected to close by early in the third quarter. The Partnership expects to finance the $47.5 million purchase price with borrowings from its bank group.

"With the regulatory review process now successfully completed, we look forward to closing the acquisition and integrating these high-quality terminals into our portfolio," said Eric Slifka, president and chief executive officer of Global Partners. "These assets add a combined gasoline and distillate storage capacity of 950,000 barrels to our strong presence in southeastern New York, further building our footprint along the Hudson River. We continue to expect this transaction to be accretive to unitholders in the first 12 months of operation with improving returns over time as the business potential of these assets is further realized."

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® company, trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "GLP." For additional information, please visit www.globalp.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are identified as any statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology including "will," "may," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue" or other similar words. Such statements may discuss business prospects, goals, new developments and future expectations or contain projections of results of operations, financial condition and Global Partners LP's ability to make distributions to unitholders. These statements are not guarantees of performance. Although Global Partners LP believes these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, statements made regarding future results are subject to a number of assumptions, uncertainties and risks, many of which are beyond the control of Global Partners LP, which may cause actual results to be materially different from the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. For specific risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements, please refer to Global Partners LP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and subsequent filings the Partnership makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this news release and all subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to Global Partners LP or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and Global Partners LP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE: Global Partners LP

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