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Plains All American Responds to Charges Filed Related to 2015 Accidental Release

HOUSTON, May 17, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA) and one of its employees were indicted by a California state grand jury for alleged violations of California law in connection with the May 19, 2015 accidental oil release near Santa Barbara. Plains noted that the indictment included a total of 46 counts, 10 of which relate to the release of crude oil or reporting of the release and 36 of which relate to wildlife alleged to have been taken as a result of the accidental release. Plains is deeply disappointed by the decision of the California Attorney General and Santa Barbara District Attorney to pursue criminal charges against Plains and one of its employees in connection with the 2015 accident. Plains believes that neither the company nor any of its employees engaged in any criminal behavior at any time in connection with this accident, and that criminal charges are unwarranted. We will vigorously defend ourselves against these charges and are confident we will demonstrate that the charges have no merit and represent an inappropriate attempt to criminalize an unfortunate accident.

Plains sincerely regrets the accidental Line 901 release and the resulting impact on the community, the environment and wildlife. Since the release, we have worked tirelessly and...