As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 21, 2014
Registration No. 333-
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
DOMINION MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
120 Tredegar Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number,
including area code, of Registrants principal executive offices)
Dominion Midstream Partners, LP 2014 Long-Term Incentive Plan
(Full title of the plan)
Mark O. Webb
120 Tredegar Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
David P. Oelman
E. Ramey Layne
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
1001 Fannin Street, Suite 2500
Houston, Texas 77002
Tel: (713) 758-2222
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of large accelerated filer, accelerated filer and smaller reporting company in Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act).
|Large accelerated filer
|x (Do not check if smaller reporting company)
|Smaller Reporting Company
CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
|Name of Plan
|Title of securities
to be registered
per unit (2)
offering price (2)
Dominion Midstream Partners, LP 2014 Long-Term Incentive Plan
|Common units representing limited partner interests
|Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), there are also being registered such additional common units representing limited partner interests (Common Units) as may become issuable pursuant to the adjustment provisions of Dominion Midstream Partners, LP 2014 Long-Term Incentive Plan.
|Estimated solely for purposes of calculating the registration fee in accordance with Rule 457(h) under the Securities Act. The price for the units being registered hereby is based on the average of the high and low sales price of the Registrants Common Units on the New York Stock Exchange on October 15, 2014.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS
Dominion Midstream Partners, LP (the Registrant) will send or give to all participants in the Dominion Midstream Partners, LP 2014 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the Plan) document(s) containing the information required by Part I of Form S-8, as specified in Rule 428(b)(1) promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). In accordance with Rule 428, the Registrant has not filed such document(s) with the Commission, but such documents (along with the documents incorporated by reference into this Form S-8 Registration Statement (the Registration Statement) pursuant to Item 3 of Part II hereof) shall constitute a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT
|Incorporation of Documents by Reference.
Except to the extent that information is deemed furnished and not filed pursuant to securities laws and regulations, the Registrant hereby incorporates by reference into this Registration Statement the following documents:
|The Registrants prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act on October 15, 2014 relating to the Registrants Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-194864), originally filed with the Commission on March 28, 2014;
|All other reports filed pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act since the end of the fiscal year covered by the registration document referred to in (a) above; and
|The description of the Registrants Common Units included under the caption Description of the Common Units contained in the prospectus forming part of the Registrants Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-194864), which description has been incorporated by reference in Item 1 of the Registrants Registration Statement on Form 8-A, filed pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act, on October 8, 2014, including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.
Except to the extent that information is deemed furnished and not filed pursuant to securities laws and regulations, all documents filed by the Registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act and all reports on Form 8-K subsequent to the date hereof and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment that indicates that all securities offered have been sold or that deregisters all securities then remaining unsold shall also be deemed to be incorporated by reference herein and to be a part hereof from the dates of filing of such documents. Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.
|Description of Securities.
|Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.
|Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
Subject to any terms, conditions or restrictions set forth in the partnership agreement, Section 17-108 of the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act empowers a Delaware limited partnership to indemnify and hold harmless any partner or other persons from and against all claims and demands whatsoever.
Pursuant to the Registrants partnership agreement, the Registrant will generally indemnify officers, directors, managers, affiliates of Dominion Midstream GP, LLC (the General Partner), and certain other specified persons, as well as the General Partner itself, to the fullest extent permitted by the law against all losses, claims, damages or similar events. The Registrant must provide this indemnification unless there has been a final and non-appealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction determining that such losses or liabilities were the result of the conduct of the Registrants General Partner or such officer or director engaged in by it in bad faith, willful misconduct or fraud, or, with respect to any criminal conduct, with the knowledge that its conduct was unlawful. Any indemnification under the partnership agreement will only be out of the assets of the Registrant. Unless the Registrants General Partner otherwise agrees, it will not be personally liable for, or have any obligation to contribute or lend funds or assets to us to enable the Registrant to effectuate, indemnification. The Registrant may purchase insurance against liabilities asserted against and expenses incurred by persons for the Registrants activities, regardless of whether the Registrant would have the power to indemnify the person against liabilities under its partnership agreement. The Plan provides that the committee that administers the Plan and all members thereof are entitled to, in good faith, rely or act upon any report or other information furnished to them by any officer or employee of the Registrant, its General Partner, any of its subsidiaries, the Registrants or its General Partners legal counsel, independent auditors, consultants or any other agents assisting in the administration of this Plan. Members of the committee and any officer or employee of the General Partner, the Registrant, or any of its subsidiaries acting at the direction or on behalf of the committee shall not be personally liable for any action or determination taken or made in good faith with respect to the Plan, and shall, to the fullest extent permitted by law, be indemnified and held harmless by the Registrants General Partner with respect to any such action or determination.
|Exemption from Registration Claimed.
Unless otherwise indicated below as being incorporated by reference to another filing of the Registrant with the Commission, each of the following exhibits is filed herewith:
|Certificate of Limited Partnership of Dominion Midstream Partners, LP (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrants Form S-1 Registration Statement (File No. 333-194864), filed on March 28, 2014).
|First Amended and Restated Limited Partnership Agreement of Dominion Midstream Partners, LP, dated October 20, 2014, by and between Dominion Midstream GP, LLC and Dominion MLP Holding Company, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrants Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-36684), filed on October 20, 2014).
|Dominion Midstream Partners, LP 2014 Long-Term Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.6 to the Registrants Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-36684), filed on October 20, 2014).
|Opinion of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. as to the legality of the securities being registered.
|Consent of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. (contained in Exhibit 5.1).
|Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP.
|Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP.
|Powers of Attorney (included on the signature page of this Registration Statement).
|The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:
|To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:
|to include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;
|to reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the Calculation of Registration Fee table in the effective registration statement; and
|to include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the Registration Statement or any material change to such information in the Registration Statement;
provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement.
|That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
|To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
|The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrants annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plans annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
|Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Richmond, State of Virginia on October 21, 2014.
|DOMINION MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, LP
|/s/ Thomas F. Farrell II
|Name: Thomas F. Farrell II
|Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Mark O. Webb, Carter M. Reid, and Karen W. Doggett, and each of them, his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement and any additional registration statement pursuant to Rule 462(b), and to file the same with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection therewith, as fully and to all intents and purposes as they might or could not in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of them, or their or his or her substitute or substitutes may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on October 21, 2014.
Thomas F. Farrell II
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)
Mark F. McGettrick
Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)
Michele L. Cardiff
Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
(Principal Accounting Officer and Controller)
Joseph M. Rigby
John W. Snow
David A. Wollard