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Bracewell Represents Special Committee of Western Gas Partners, LP in Merger Between Western Gas Partners, LP and Western Gas Equity Partners, LP

HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP is representing the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES) in connection with the proposed acquisition by Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE: WGP) of all the publicly held common units of Western Gas Partners, LP and substantially all of the units owned by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) in a unit-for-unit, tax-free exchange.

Western Gas Equity Partners, LP will own 98 percent of Western Gas Partners, LP, and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation will own the remaining two percent.

In connection with the merger, Western Gas Partners, LP will acquire substantially all of Anadarko’s remaining midstream assets for $4.015 billion, consisting of cash and common units.

Bracewell lawyers involved in this transaction include:

Partners: Troy L. Harder, Gary W. Orloff, Michele J. Alexander, Daniel E. Hemli, Bruce R. Jocz, D. Kirk Morgan II, Aaron P. Roffwarg and Timothy A. Wilkins

Counsel: Jacqueline R. Java and Tamara L. McKinzie

Associates: Lytch T. Gutmann, Andrew W. Monk, Caitlyn N. Dockendorf, Catherine B. Engell, Charlotte Keenan, Christie L. Latimer, Shannon M. Rice and Caitlin E. Tweed