Golar LNG Partners acquires Golar Eskimo for about $390M Golar LNG Partners announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the ownership interests in the companies that will own and operate the Golar Eskimo, a floating storage and regasification unit, from Golar LNG for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $390M. The Partnership will finance the purchase price with cash on hand, the proceeds of a $220.0M loan from Golar and the assumption of outstanding bank debt in respect of the Golar Eskimo on the closing date of the acquisition. The Partnership believes it currently has a relatively low level of leverage and currently expects to refinance the loan from Golar before maturity with a combination of new debt and cash from operations. The Partnership estimates that the Golar Eskimo acquisition will generate annual contracted revenues, net of voyage expenses, commissioning, operating expenses and taxes, of approximately $45M-$47M with respect to the first five years of service under the Golar Eskimo Time Charter. The Partnership expects such annual contracted revenues to decrease to approximately $41M-$43M with respect to the second five-year period under the Golar Eskimo Time Charter. However, the Partnership may not realize these levels of estimated annual revenues from the acquisition of the Golar Eskimo.