New York – May 30, 2007 -Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, the internat…

New York – May 30, 2007 -Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, the international law firm, advised Kinder Morgan (KMI) Chairman and CEO Richard D. Kinder and Kinder Morgan senior management on the acquisition of KMI, which closed today.

Additional investors in the landmark privatization transaction, valued at approximately $23 billion, include other senior members of KMI management, co-founder Bill Morgan, board members Fayez Sarofim and Mike Morgan, and affiliates of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, American International Group, Inc., The Carlyle Group and Riverstone Holdings LLC.

Mr. Kinder continues as Chairman and CEO following the close of the transaction and has reinvested all of his 24 million KMI shares.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. is one of the largest energy transportation, storage and distribution companies in North America. KMI owns the general partner interest of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P (NYSE: KMP), one of the largest publicly traded pipeline limited partnerships in the United States.

The Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Team included:


James S. Westra (Boston); R. Jay Tabor (Dallas)

Marc L. Silberberg (New York)

Tax/Executive Compensation
Michael Nissan (New York)

Steven A. Newborn (Washington); Laura A. Wilkinson (Washington)

Employee Benefits
Andrew L. Gaines (New York)

Joseph Allerhand (New York); James Messenger (Boston)

*Counsel: Seth Goodchild (New York)



Adam D. Nelson (Dallas); Ben Bodamer (Dallas); Cody C. Tibbetts (Boston)

Keith L. Cooper (Houston); Stanley E. Ramsay (New York); Max A. Goodman (New York)

Employee Benefits
Jill D. Chesler (New York); Nancy Y. Tong (New York)


Jeff L. White (Washington)

Scarlett Collings (Houston); Erin Law (New York)

About Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is an international law firm of over 1,100 lawyers, including approximately 300 partners. Weil Gotshal is headquartered in New York, with offices in Austin, Boston, Brussels, Budapest, Dallas, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Miami, Munich, Paris, Prague, Providence, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Warsaw, Washington DC and Wilmington.

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