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Blueknight Declares Quarterly Distributions

January 22, 2020 GMT

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 22, 2020--

Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: BKEP - Common Units) (NASDAQ: BKEPP - Preferred Units) (“BKEP” or the “Partnership”), announced today that the board of directors of its general partner has declared a quarterly cash distribution on the Partnership’s common units of $0.04 per common unit, as well as a cash distribution of $0.17875 per unit on the Partnership’s preferred units for the quarter ended December 31, 2019. The fourth quarter 2019 distributions for both the preferred and common units remain unchanged from those paid for the third quarter of 2019. The distributions are payable on February 14, 2020, on all outstanding common and preferred units to unitholders of record as of the close of business on February 4, 2020.

Forward-Looking Statements and Treasury Regulation Notice

This release may include forward-looking statements. Statements included in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, uncertainties relating to the Partnership’s future cash flows and operations, the Partnership’s ability to pay future distributions, future market conditions, current and future governmental regulation, future taxation and other factors discussed in the Partnership’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results or outcomes may vary materially from those expected. The Partnership undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This release is intended to be a qualified notice under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b) (4) and (d). Brokers and nominees should treat one hundred percent (100.0%) of BKEP’s distributions to foreign investors as being attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, BKEP’s distributions to foreign investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest applicable effective tax rate. Nominees, and not BKEP, are treated as withholding agents responsible for withholding on the distributions received by them on behalf of foreign investors.

About Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P.

BKEP owns and operates a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets consisting of:

BKEP provides integrated terminalling, gathering and transportation services for companies engaged in the production, distribution and marketing of liquid asphalt and crude oil. BKEP is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For more information, visit the Partnership’s website at www.bkep.com.

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CONTACT: BKEP Investor Relations, (918) 237-4032

investor@bkep.com

or

BKEP Media Contact:

Brent Gooden, (405) 715-3232

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA OKLAHOMA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OIL/GAS ENERGY

SOURCE: Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P.

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