Hamilton, Bermuda, Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (Teekay Offshore or the Partnership) (NYSE:TOO) announced today the following changes to the Board of Directors of Teekay Offshore GP LLC (TOO GP), the general partner of the Partnership:

  • Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (Brookfield Business Partners) (NYSE:BBU) (TSX:BBU.UN), together with its institutional partners (collectively Brookfield), nominated two individuals, Craig Laurie and Denis Turcotte, who were appointed as members of the Board of Directors, replacing David Levenson and Bradley Weismiller, who were appointed by Brookfield in September 2017. 

“On behalf of our board and leadership team, I want to thank David and Bradley for their significant contributions in developing our business and financial strategies since Brookfield completed its strategic investment in the Partnership last year and welcome Craig and Denis to the TOO GP Board,” commented Bill Utt, TOO GP’s Chairman. 

Craig Laurie is a Managing Partner in Brookfield’s Private Equity Group, overseeing Capital Markets, Finance and Planning. Mr. Laurie joined Brookfield in 1997 and has held a number of senior finance positions across the organization, including Chief Financial Officer of Brookfield Business Partners. Prior to joining Brookfield, Mr. Laurie worked in restructuring and advisory services at Deloitte. Mr. Laurie is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University.

Denis Turcotte is a Managing Partner in Brookfield’s Private Equity Group, responsible for business operations. Mr. Turcotte joined Brookfield’s Private Equity Group in 2017, prior to which he served as a member of the Brookfield Private Equity Advisory Board for 10 years and as a member of the Brookfield Business Partners’ Board of Directors from 2016 until 2017. Prior to joining Brookfield, Mr. Turcotte held several roles, including Principal with North Channel Management and Capital Partners, CEO of Algoma Steel, President of the Paper Group and EVP Corporate Development and Planning with Tembec. Mr. Turcotte holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Lakehead University and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. 

About Teekay Offshore

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. is a leading international midstream services provider to the offshore oil production industry, focused on the ownership and operation of critical infrastructure assets in offshore oil regions of the North Sea, Brazil and the East Coast of Canada. Teekay Offshore is structured as a publicly-traded master limited partnership with consolidated assets of approximately $5.4 billion, comprised of 63 offshore assets, including floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units, shuttle tankers, floating storage and offtake (FSO) units, long distance towing and offshore installation vessels, a floating accommodation unit (FAU), and conventional tankers. The majority of Teekay Offshore’s fleet is employed on medium-term, stable contracts.

Teekay Offshore's common units and preferred units trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols "TOO", "TOO PR A", "TOO PR B" and “TOO PR E”, respectively.

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