1 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549 FORM 8-K CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 NOVEMBER 19, 1996 (DATE OF REPORT) AMERIGAS PARTNERS, L.P. (EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER) DELAWARE 1-13692 23-2787918 (STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION (COMMISSION FILE (I.R.S. EMPLOYER OF INCORPORATION) NUMBER) IDENTIFICATION NO.) 460 N. GULPH ROAD KING OF PRUSSIA, PENNSYLVANIA 19406 (ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES) (ZIP CODE) (610) 337-7000 (REGISTRANT'S TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE)
2 AmeriGas Partners, L.P. Form 8-K Page 2 November 19, 1996 ITEM 5. OTHER EVENTS. Forward-Looking Statements In connection with the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, AmeriGas Partners, L.P. ("AmeriGas Partners") is hereby filing cautionary statements identifying important factors that could cause AmeriGas Partners' actual results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements of AmeriGas Partners made by or on behalf of AmeriGas Partners. Risk Factors The financial and operating performance of AmeriGas Partners is subject to risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict, and many of which are beyond the control of management. Forward-looking statements concerning AmeriGas Partners' performance may differ materially from actual results because of these risks and uncertainties. They include, but are not limited to: 1. Weather conditions; 2. price and availability of propane, and the capacity to transport to market areas; 3. governmental legislation and regulations; 4. local economic conditions; 5. labor relations; 6. environmental claims; 7. competition from the same and alternative energy sources; 8. operating hazards and other risks incidental to transporting, storing, and distributing propane; 9. energy efficiency and technology trends; 10. interest rates; and 11. large customer defaults.
3 AmeriGas Partners, L.P. Form 8-K Page 3 November 19, 1996 SIGNATURES Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized. AMERIGAS PARTNERS, L.P. (Registrant) By: AmeriGas Propane, Inc., as General Partner By: /s/ Brendan P. Bovaird ______________________ Brendan P. Bovaird Vice President and General Counsel Date: November 19, 1996