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Fitch Affirms and Withdraws MarkWest's Ratings

May 28, 2014



CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fitch Ratings has affirmed and withdrawn its ratings for MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. (MarkWest). MarkWest's outstanding ratings prior to the withdrawal were as follows:

--Issuer Default Rating (IDR) 'BB';

--Senior Unsecured Rating 'BB';

--Senior Secured Rating 'BB+'.

Also prior to the withdrawal, the Rating Outlook was revised to Stable from Negative.

Fitch has decided to discontinue the rating, which is uncompensated.

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

Additional Disclosure

Solicitation Status

http://www.fitchratings.com/gws/en/disclosure/solicitation?pr_id=832031

ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: HTTP://FITCHRATINGS.COM/UNDERSTANDINGCREDITRATINGS. IN ADDITION, RATING DEFINITIONS AND THE TERMS OF USE OF SUCH RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE AGENCY'S PUBLIC WEBSITE 'WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM'. PUBLISHED RATINGS, CRITERIA AND METHODOLOGIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE AT ALL TIMES. FITCH'S CODE OF CONDUCT, CONFIDENTIALITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AFFILIATE FIREWALL, COMPLIANCE AND OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE 'CODE OF CONDUCT' SECTION OF THIS SITE. FITCH MAY HAVE PROVIDED ANOTHER PERMISSIBLE SERVICE TO THE RATED ENTITY OR ITS RELATED THIRD PARTIES. DETAILS OF THIS SERVICE FOR RATINGS FOR WHICH THE LEAD ANALYST IS BASED IN AN EU-REGISTERED ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE ENTITY SUMMARY PAGE FOR THIS ISSUER ON THE FITCH WEBSITE.



Fitch Ratings

Sam Haddad, +1-312-368-3190

Senior Director

Business & Relationship Management

Fitch Ratings, Inc.

70 West Madison Street

Chicago, IL 60602

or

Primary Analyst:

Kathleen Connelly, +1-212-908-0290

Director

Fitch Ratings, Inc.

33 Whitehall Street

New York, NY 10004

or

Media Relations:

Brian Bertsch, New York, +1 212-908-0549

brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com

Source: Fitch Ratings


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