Natural Resource Partners L.P. Announces Private Offering of Senior Notes

Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NYSE: NRP) announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $275 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2025 in a private placement to eligible purchasers. NRP Finance Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRP, will co-issue the notes. NRP intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand, to fund the redemption of all of its outstanding 10.500% senior notes due 2022 (the “2022 Senior Notes”). Today, NRP delivered a conditional notice that, subject to completion of the offering, it will redeem all of its outstanding 2022 Senior Notes on May 11, 2019 at a redemption price equal to 105.250% of the principal amount of the 2022 Senior Notes redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest.

The notes will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the securities laws of any state and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or blue sky laws and foreign securities laws.

The notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to persons outside the United States under Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

Company Profile

Natural Resource Partners L.P., a master limited partnership headquartered in Houston, TX, is a diversified natural resource company that owns, manages and leases a diversified portfolio of mineral properties in the United States including interests in coal, industrial minerals and other natural resources. A large percentage of NRP’s revenues are generated from royalties and other passive income. In addition, NRP owns an equity investment in Ciner Wyoming, a trona/soda ash operation.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the partnership expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the partnership based on its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the partnership. These risks include, but are not limited to, commodity prices; decreases in demand for coal, aggregates and industrial minerals, including trona/soda ash; changes in operating conditions and costs; production cuts by our lessees; unanticipated geologic problems; our liquidity, leverage and access to capital and financing sources; changes in the legislative or regulatory environment, litigation risk, and other factors detailed in Natural Resource Partners’ Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Natural Resource Partners L.P. has no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For additional information, please contact Tiffany Sammis at 713-751-7515 or tsammis@nrplp.com