Magellan Midstream Partners Completes Board Member Selection

TULSA, Okla. – The board of directors for the general partner of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) has elected George A. O'Brien, Jr. as an independent board member. O'Brien also will serve on the board's audit and conflicts committees. With O'Brien's appointment, all board seats have now been filled.

O'Brien, 55, is currently a senior vice-president of International Paper Company (“IP”) responsible for the company's forestry and wood products businesses. His responsibilities during his 16-year tenure at IP have included corporate development, chief financial officer of IP's New Zealand subsidiary and operations management.

Prior to joining IP in 1988, O'Brien was an investment banker in the energy divisions of Smith Barney and E.F. Hutton. He also has served in senior-level financial management positions, including vice president and treasurer of Transco Energy Company.  

“George's energy background, financial expertise and overall business experience will make him a valuable addition to our board of directors,” said Don Wellendorf, chief executive officer.

O'Brien received a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Texas.

About Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.  

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., formerly Williams Energy Partners L.P., is a publicly traded partnership formed to own, operate and acquire a diversified portfolio of energy assets. The partnership primarily transports, stores and distributes refined petroleum products. More information is available at www.magellanlp.com.



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Contact Information:

Paula Farrell Investor Relations 918-574-7650 paula.farrell@magellanlp.com