Sunoco Logistics Partners LP--Form 8-K












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report: July 24, 2008

(Date of earliest event reported): July 22, 2008




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   1-31219   23-3096839

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission file number)  

(IRS employer

identification number)


1735 Market Street, Suite LL, Philadelphia, PA   19103-7583
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(215) 977-3000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers

Effective July 22, 2008, at a regularly scheduled meeting, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Sunoco Logistics Partners LLC, a Pennsylvania limited liability company (the “Company”) and general partner of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the “Partnership”), appointed Michael Galtman, age 33, to serve as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Galtman was also promoted to the position of Controller effective July 1, 2008.

Mr. Galtman will receive salary and benefits, and will participate in each of the Company’s Long-Term Incentive Plan and its Annual Incentive Plan (previously filed February 26, 2008 as Exhibits 10.11 and 10.12, respectively, to the Partnership’s Annual Report on SEC Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007), in accordance with Company practice, at levels commensurate with his employment position. In addition, Mr. Galtman will be eligible to participate in the Company’s other benefit programs available to employees generally, including life, long-term disability, medical and dental insurance and vacation benefits.

Mr. Galtman joined the Company in 2005 and has previously served as the Company’s Assistant Controller and, most recently, as Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Galtman was Manager, SEC Reporting for MBNA Corporation from 2003 to 2005.

Mr. Galtman earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rutgers University in 1987. He is a certified public accountant. He has no relationships or related party transactions with the Company, or the Partnership, required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Galtman’s promotion and appointment is being filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


  (d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.



99.1   Press release dated July 23, 2008.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in the exhibits to this report that state the Partnership’s or its management’s expectations or predictions of the future are forward-looking statements. The Partnership’s actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect those results include those mentioned in the documents that the Partnership has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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.



Sunoco Partners LLC,

its General Partner




Bruce D. Davis, Jr.

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

July 24, 2008

Philadelphia, PA



Exhibit No.



99.1   Press release dated July 23, 2008.
Press Release

Exhibit 99.1


LOGO   News Release

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.

1735 Market Street

Philadelphia, Pa. 19103-7583


For further information contact:   For release: 4:15 p.m., July 23, 2008
Thomas Golembeski (media) 215-977-6298  
Neal Murphy (investors) 866-248-4344  

No. 12


PHILADELPHIA, July 23, 2008—Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) announced today the appointment of Michael D. Galtman as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Michael joined the Company in 2005 as Assistant Controller and most recently served as Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to joining Sunoco Logistics, Michael worked at MBNA Corporation as Manager of SEC Reporting. Earlier in his career, Michael worked in public accounting for Arthur Anderson and Deloitte and Touche.

“I am pleased that Mike has accepted this position. He brings a combination of strong accounting and financial reporting experience and considerable knowledge of our business operations to the Controller position. I fully expect Mike to smoothly transition into his new role,” said Neal E. Murphy, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL), headquartered in Philadelphia, is a master limited partnership formed to acquire, own and operate refined product and crude oil pipelines and terminal facilities. The Eastern Pipeline System consists of approximately 1,800 miles of primarily refined product pipelines and interests in four refined products pipelines, consisting of a 9.4 percent interest in Explorer Pipeline Company, a 31.5 percent interest in Wolverine Pipe Line Company, a 12.3 percent interest in West Shore Pipe Line Company and a 14.0 percent interest in Yellowstone Pipe Line Company. The Terminal Facilities consist of 9.2 million shell barrels of refined product terminal capacity and 22.8 million shell barrels of crude oil terminal capacity (including approximately 15.9 million shell barrels of capacity at the Texas Gulf Coast Nederland Terminal). The Western Pipeline System consists of approximately 3,700 miles of crude oil pipelines, located principally in Oklahoma and Texas, a 55.3 percent interest in Mid-Valley Pipeline Company, a 43.8 percent interest in the West Texas Gulf Pipe Line Company and a 37.0 percent interest in the Mesa Pipe Line System. For additional information visit Sunoco Logistics’ web site at

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