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 Teekay LNG Partners Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual 2017 Results
   Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:04:56 AM ET

Highlights

-- Reported GAAP net income attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders of $39.9 million and adjusted net income attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders of $34.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.

-- Generated distributable cash flow of $52.1 million, or $0.65 per common unit, in the fourth quarter of 2017.

-- Since September 2017, the Partnership has taken delivery of three M-Type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI) liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier newbuildings and two 30 percent-owned LNG carrier newbuildings, all of which commenced their respective charter contracts with Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) ranging between six and 20 years in duration, plus extension options.

-- Completed an $816 million long-term debt facility to finance all six of the Partnership’s 50 percent-owned ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings delivering through early-2020, the first of which delivered and immediately commenced its 28-year charter contract in January 2018 with Yamal Trade Pte Ltd. (Yamal LNG).

-- In January 2018, the Partnership sold its 50 percent ownership interest in the 2005-built S/S Excelsior for net proceeds of approximately $44 million after repaying outstanding debt obligations.

-- In February 2018, the Partnership refinanced a 2018 loan maturity with a new $197 million long-term debt facility secured by two LNG carriers on long-term contracts.

Teekay GP L.L.C., the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (Teekay LNG or the Partnership) (TGP ), today reported the Partnership’s results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2017.

                                                                           Three Months Ended                          Year Ended
                                                                           December 31, September 30,   December 31,   December 31,   December 31,
                                                                           2017         2017            2016           2017           2016
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)                                             (unaudited)  (unaudited)     (unaudited)    (unaudited)    (unaudited)
GAAP FINANCIAL COMPARISON
Voyage revenues                                                            126,307      104,285         100,774        432,676        396,444
Income from vessel operations                                              62,378       10,322          38,010         148,649        153,181
Equity income                                                              2,992        1,417           9,728          9,789          62,307
Net income (loss) attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders   39,877       (18,896 )       84,411         33,965         140,451
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL COMPARISON
Total cash flow from vessel operations (CFVO)                              126,833      107,254         114,534        449,550        480,063
Distributable cash flow (DCF)                                              52,054       40,224          50,199         176,128        234,995
Adjusted net income attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders 33,972       20,925          28,958         93,850         148,982

(1) These are non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to "Definitions and Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and the Appendices to this release for definitions of these terms and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures as used in this release to the most directly comparable financial measures under United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

(2) Based on the Partnership’s 50 percent ownership interests in the six ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings.

GAAP net income and non-GAAP adjusted net income for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to the same period of the prior year, were positively impacted by the deliveries of six LNG and LPG carrier newbuildings between February and November 2017; commencement of short-term charter contracts for certain of the vessels in the Partnership’s 52 percent-owned joint venture with Marubeni (the Teekay LNG-Marubeni Joint Venture); and recognition of the prepaid lease payments of $10.7 million received from IM Skaugen SE (Skaugen) in prior periods. These increases were partially offset by the sale of a conventional tanker in the first quarter of 2017; lower rates earned on two conventional tankers upon the expiration of their fixed-rate charter contracts ending in 2017; and lower spot rates earned for certain of the vessels in the Exmar LPG Joint Venture. Additionally, GAAP net income was also impacted in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to the same period of the prior year, by various non-cash items, such as the write-down of a conventional tanker in the fourth quarter of 2016; a decrease in unrealized gains on derivative instruments; and an increase in unrealized foreign currency exchange losses relating to the Partnership’s Euro and NOK-denominated debt.

CEO Commentary

"During the fourth quarter of 2017, the Partnership continued to generate stable cash flows and execute on its growth projects and financing plans," commented Mark Kremin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Teekay Gas Group Ltd.

"In December 2017, our 50/50 joint venture with China LNG Shipping secured a long-term debt facility to finance all six ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings and in mid-January 2018, we took delivery of our first ARC7 vessel, the Eduard Toll, two weeks ahead of schedule," Mr. Kremin continued. "In total, since October 2017, the Partnership has taken delivery of six LNG carrier newbuildings over a four-month period, all of which immediately commenced their respective long-term charter contracts. Looking ahead to the remainder of 2018, we expect to take delivery of another five LNG carrier newbuildings and a further three mid-sized LPG carrier newbuildings in our 50/50 joint venture with Exmar, all of which we expect will provide further cash flow growth to the Partnership."

"We also continue to make good progress on refinancing our debt maturities," commented Mr. Kremin. "I am pleased to report that in November 2017 we refinanced and upsized our unsecured corporate revolving credit facility and in February 2018, we refinanced one of our 2018 loan maturities with a new five-year, $197 million long-term debt facility."

Mr. Kremin added, "Finally, in January 2018, we completed an opportunistic sale of the 50 percent-owned 2005-built S/S Excelsior at an attractive price."

Summary of Recent Events

LNG Carrier Newbuilding Deliveries

In October 2017 through February 2018, the Partnership took delivery of three MEGI LNG carrier newbuildings, the Macoma, Murex and Magdala, all of which immediately commenced their respective charter contracts with Shell ranging between six to eight years in duration, plus extension options.

In October 2017 through January 2018, the Partnership’s 30 percent-owned joint venture with China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited (China LNG) and CETS (an affiliate of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)) took delivery of two LNG carrier newbuildings, the Pan Asia and the Pan Americas, both of which immediately commenced their respective 20-year charter contracts with Shell.

In January 2018, the Partnership’s 50 percent-owned joint venture with China LNG (the Yamal LNG Joint Venture) took delivery of its first ARC7 LNG carrier newbuilding, the Eduard Toll, which immediately commenced its 28-year charter contract with Yamal LNG.

New Teekay Multigas Pool

In November 2017, the Partnership terminated its charter contracts with Skaugen due to non-payment of charter hire and established the Teekay Multigas Pool, a new in-house commercial management solution for ethylene-capable LPG and small-scale LNG vessels. The Teekay Multigas Pool now manages the Partnership’s seven directly-owned ethylene-capable LPG carriers, some of which are also capable of small-scale LNG shipping, which were previously part of the Norgas Carriers Pool operated by Skaugen.

Sale of the S/S Excelsior

In January 2018, the Partnership sold its 50 percent interest in the S/S Excelsior to Excelerate Energy for net proceeds of approximately $44 million after repaying external debt obligations. The Partnership originally acquired its 50 percent interest in the S/S Excelsior in 2010 through an acquisition from Exmar NV and expects to record a gain of approximately $2 million on the sale in the first quarter of 2018.

Debt Financing Update

In November 2017, the Partnership completed a refinancing and upsizing of its 364-day, unsecured corporate revolving credit facility from $170 million to $190 million.

In December 2017, the Yamal LNG Joint Venture completed an $816 million long-term debt facility to finance all six of the Yamal LNG Joint Venture’s ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings delivering through early-2020, the first of which was delivered in January 2018.

In February 2018, the Partnership refinanced the full amount of a revolving credit facility maturing in 2018 secured by the Hispania Spirit and Galicia Spirit with a new $197 million revolving credit facility maturing in 2022.

(1) Based on the Partnership’s 50 percent ownership interests in the six ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings.

Operating Results

The following table highlights certain financial information for Teekay LNG’s two segments: the Liquefied Gas Segment and the Conventional Tanker Segment (please refer to the "Teekay LNG’s Fleet" section of this release below and Appendices C through E for further details).

                                     Three Months Ended
                                     December 31, 2017                   December 31, 2016
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)       (unaudited)                         (unaudited)
                                     Liquefied     Conventional Total    Liquefied Conventional Total
                                     Gas           Tanker                Gas       Tanker
                                     Segment       Segment               Segment   Segment
GAAP FINANCIAL COMPARISON
Voyage revenues                      114,605       11,702       126,307  86,188    14,586       100,774
Income (loss) from vessel operations 60,395        1,983        62,378   43,918    (5,908)      38,010
Equity income                        2,992         --           2,992    9,728     --           9,728
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL COMPARISON
CFVO from consolidated vessels       86,667        4,122        90,789   70,889    7,490        78,379
CFVO from equity-accounted vessels   36,044        --           36,044   36,155    --           36,155
Total CFVO                           122,711       4,122        126,833  107,044   7,490        114,534

(i) These are non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to "Definitions and Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and the Appendices to this release for definitions of these terms and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures as used in this release to the most directly comparable financial measures under GAAP.

Liquefied Gas Segment

Income from vessel operations and cash flow from vessel operations from consolidated vessels for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to the same quarter of the prior year, were impacted primarily due to higher revenues earned on the deliveries of three MEGI LNG carrier newbuildings between February and November 2017 and recognition of the prepaid lease payments of $10.7 million received from Skaugen in prior periods, which were previously deferred and then recognized in the fourth quarter of 2017 upon the termination of the charter contracts for five of the Partnership’s LPG carriers on charter with Skaugen. These increases were partially offset by lower revenues earned for two of the Partnership’s LNG carriers on charter with Awilco LNG ASA (Awilco) as the charter contracts for these two LNG carriers were amended in 2017, which have the effect of deferring a portion of the charter hire until December 2019.

Equity income and cash flow from vessel operations from equity-accounted vessels for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to the same quarter of the prior year, were impacted primarily due to lower spot rates earned in 2017 on certain vessels in the Exmar LPG Joint Venture. This decrease was partially offset by deliveries of two mid-size LPG carriers in the Exmar LPG Joint Venture between March and July 2017; the delivery of the Partnership’s 30 percent-owned LNG carrier newbuilding on charter to Shell in October 2017; and the commencement of short-term charter contracts for certain of the vessels in the Teekay LNG-Marubeni Joint Venture that were previously earning lower spot rates. Equity income was also impacted by a decrease in net unrealized gains on designated and non-designated derivative instruments and an increase in vessel write-downs in the Exmar LPG Joint Venture during the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to the same period of the prior year.

Conventional Tanker Segment

Income (loss) from vessel operations increased for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to the same quarter of the prior year, primarily due to the write-down of the Asian Spirit recognized in the three months ended December 31, 2016. This increase was partially offset by lower rates earned on the European Spirit and African Spirit conventional tankers upon the expiration of their fixed-rate charter contracts in August and November 2017, respectively. Cash flow from vessel operations for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to the same quarter of the prior year, decreased primarily due to the lower rates earned on the European Spirit and African Spirit conventional tankers.

Teekay LNG’s Fleet

The following table summarizes the Partnership’s fleet as of February 15, 2018, excluding the Partnership’s 30 percent interest in a regasification facility currently under construction:

                           Number of Vessels
                           Owned and            Newbuildings Total
                           In-Chartered Vessels
LNG Carrier Fleet          37                   12           49
LPG/Multigas Carrier Fleet 26                   3            29
Conventional Tanker Fleet  4                    --           4
Total                      67                   15           82

(i) Owned vessels includes vessels accounted for as vessels related to capital leases.

(ii) The Partnership’s ownership interests in these vessels range from 30 percent to 100 percent.

(iii) The Partnership’s ownership interests in these newbuildings, which includes a floating storage unit (FSU), range from 20 percent to 100 percent.

(iv) The Partnership’s ownership interests in these vessels range from 50 percent to 99 percent.

(v) The Partnership’s ownership interests in these newbuildings is 50 percent.

(vi) Two of the Partnership’s conventional tankers are held for sale.

Liquidity

As of December 31, 2017, the Partnership had total liquidity of $433.6 million (comprised of $244.2 million in cash and cash equivalents and $189.4 million in undrawn credit facilities).

Conference Call

The Partnership plans to host a conference call on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss the results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017. All unitholders and interested parties are invited to listen to the live conference call by choosing from the following options:

-- By dialing (866) 548-4713 or (647) 484-0477, if outside North America, and quoting conference ID code 1441937.

-- By accessing the webcast, which will be available on Teekay LNG’s website at www.teekay.com (the archive will remain on the website for a period of one year).

An accompanying Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Earnings Presentation will also be available at www.teekay.com in advance of the conference call start time.

About Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

Teekay LNG Partners is one of the world’s largest independent owners and operators of LNG carriers, providing LNG, LPG and crude oil marine transportation services primarily under long-term, fee-based charter contracts through its interests in 49 LNG carriers (including 12 newbuildings), 29 LPG/Multigas carriers (including three newbuildings) and four conventional tankers. The Partnership’s interests in these vessels range from 20 to 100 percent. In addition, the Partnership owns a 30 percent interest in a regasification facility, which is currently under construction. Teekay LNG Partners L.P. is a publicly-traded master limited partnership (MLP) formed by Teekay Corporation (TK ) as part of its strategy to expand its operations in the LNG and LPG shipping sectors.

Teekay LNG Partners’ common units and preferred units trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TGP", "TGP PR A" and "TGP PR B", respectively.

For Investor Relations

enquiries contact:

Ryan Hamilton

Tel: +1 (604) 609-2963

Website: www.teekay.com

Definitions and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release includes various financial measures that are non-GAAP financial measures as defined under the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These non-GAAP financial measures, which include Cash Flow from Vessel Operations, Adjusted Net Income, and Distributable Cash Flow, are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these measures do not have standardized meanings across companies, and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The Partnership believes that certain investors use this information to evaluate the Partnership’s financial performance, as does management.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Cash Flow from Vessel Operations (CFVO) represents income from vessel operations before depreciation and amortization expense, amortization of in-process revenue contracts, vessel write-downs, losses on the sales of vessels and adjustments for direct financing leases to a cash basis, but includes realized gains or losses on a derivative charter contract. CFVO from Consolidated Vessels represents CFVO from vessels that are consolidated on the Partnership’s financial statements. CFVO from Equity-Accounted Vessels represents the Partnership’s proportionate share of CFVO from its equity-accounted vessels. The Partnership does not control its equity-accounted vessels and as a result, the Partnership does not have the unilateral ability to determine whether the cash generated by its equity-accounted vessels is retained within the entities in which the Partnership holds the equity-accounted investments or distributed to the Partnership and other owners. In addition, the Partnership does not control the timing of such distributions to the Partnership and other owners. Consequently, readers are cautioned when using total CFVO as a liquidity measure as the amount contributed from CFVO from Equity-Accounted Vessels may not be available to the Partnership in the periods such CFVO is generated by its equity-accounted vessels. CFVO is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors and management to measure the operational financial performance of companies. Please refer to Appendices D and E of this release for reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to income from vessel operations and income from vessel operations of equity-accounted vessels, respectively, the most directly comparable GAAP measures reflected in the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements.

Adjusted Net Income excludes items of income or loss from GAAP net income (loss) that are typically excluded by securities analysts in their published estimates of the Partnership’s financial results. The Partnership believes that certain investors use this information to evaluate the Partnership’s financial performance, as does management. Please refer to Appendix A of this release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to net income, and refer to footnote (2) of the statements of income (loss) for a reconciliation of adjusted equity income to equity income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure reflected in the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements.

Distributable Cash Flow (DCF) represents GAAP net income adjusted for depreciation and amortization expense, deferred income tax and other non-cash items, estimated maintenance capital expenditures, unrealized gains and losses from non-designated derivative instruments, ineffectiveness for derivative instruments designated as hedges for accounting purposes, distributions relating to equity financing of newbuilding installments, adjustments for direct financing leases to a cash basis and foreign exchange related items, including the Partnership’s proportionate share of such items in equity-accounted for investments. Maintenance capital expenditures represent those capital expenditures required to maintain over the long-term the operating capacity of, or the revenue generated by, the Partnership’s capital assets. DCF is a quantitative standard used in the publicly-traded partnership investment community and by management to assist in evaluating financial performance. Please refer to Appendix B of this release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure reflected in the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements.

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except units outstanding)

                                                                             Three Months Ended                                 Year Ended
                                                                             December 31,     September 30,     December 31,    December 31,      December 31,
                                                                             2017             2017              2016            2017              2016
                                                                             (unaudited)      (unaudited)       (unaudited)     (unaudited)       (unaudited)
Voyage revenues                                                              126,307          104,285           100,774         432,676           396,444
Voyage expenses                                                              (4,303     )     (1,466     )      (302       )    (8,202     )      (1,656     )
Vessel operating expenses                                                    (27,026    )     (26,724    )      (22,270    )    (103,139   )      (88,590    )
Depreciation and amortization                                                (27,651    )     (24,980    )      (25,021    )    (105,545   )      (95,542    )
General and administrative expenses                                          (4,949     )     (2,793     )      (3,634     )    (16,541    )      (18,499    )
Write-down and loss on sales of vessels                                      --               (38,000    )      (11,537    )    (50,600    )      (38,976    )
Income from vessel operations                                                62,378           10,322            38,010          148,649           153,181
Equity income                                                                2,992            1,417             9,728           9,789             62,307
Interest expense                                                             (23,333    )     (20,091    )      (15,934    )    (80,937    )      (58,844    )
Interest income                                                              880              602               783             2,915             2,583
Realized and unrealized gain (loss) on non-designated derivative instruments 3,066            (2,178     )      43,245          (5,309     )      (7,161     )
Foreign currency exchange (loss) gain                                        (2,436     )     (5,104     )      15,474          (26,933    )      5,335
Other income                                                                 424              356               314             1,561             1,537
Net income (loss) before tax expense                                         43,971           (14,676    )      91,620          49,735            158,938
Income tax recovery (expense)                                                319              (750       )      (251       )    (824       )      (973       )
Net income (loss)                                                            44,290           (15,426    )      91,369          48,911            157,965
Non-controlling interest in net income (loss)                                4,413            3,470             6,958           14,946            17,514
Preferred unitholders’ interest in net income (loss)                         5,541            2,813             2,719           13,979            2,719
General Partner’s interest in net income (loss)                              687              (434       )      1,634           400               2,755
Limited partners’ interest in net income (loss)                              33,649           (21,275    )      80,058          19,586            134,977
Weighted-average number of common units outstanding:
? Basic                                                                      79,626,819       79,626,819        79,571,820      79,617,778        79,568,352
? Diluted                                                                    79,839,231       79,626,819        79,705,854      79,791,041        79,671,858
Total number of common units outstanding at end of period                    79,626,819       79,626,819        79,571,820      79,626,819        79,571,820

(1) The write-down and loss on sales of vessels for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and year ended December 31, 2017 includes impairment charges on the African Spirit, Teide Spirit and Toledo Spirit Suezmax tankers. The charterer for the African Spirit notified the Partnership in August 2017 that it would redeliver the vessel to the Partnership upon its charter contract ending in November 2017, which resulted in a write-down of the vessel to its estimated market value. The African Spirit was redelivered to the Partnership in November 2017. The charterer for the Teide Spirit and Toledo Spirit, who is also the owner of these vessels, has the option to cancel the charter contracts 13 years following commencement of the respective charter contracts. In October 2017, the charterer notified the Partnership that it was marketing the Teide Spirit for sale and subsequently, sold the vessel on February 8, 2018. Upon sale of the vessel, the charterer concurrently terminated its charter contract with the Partnership. The charterer’s cancellation option for the Toledo Spirit is first exercisable in August 2018. Given the Partnership’s prior experience with this charterer, the Partnership expects the charterer will cancel the charter contract and sell the Toledo Spirit to a third party in 2018. As a result, the Partnership wrote down the Teide Spirit and Toledo Spirit to their estimated market values. The write-down and loss on sales of vessels for the year ended December 31, 2017 also includes the write-down of the European Spirit Suezmax tanker to its estimated market value, as the Partnership commenced marketing the vessel for sale upon receiving notification from the charterer in late-June 2017 that it would redeliver the vessel back to the Partnership in August 2017. The write-down and loss on sales of vessels for the year ended December 31, 2016 relates to Centrofin Management Inc. exercising its purchase options, under the 12-year charter contracts, to acquire the Bermuda Spirit and Hamilton Spirit Suezmax tankers. In addition, the write-down and loss on sales of vessels for the three months ended December 31, 2016 includes the write-down of the Asian Spirit upon the Partnership reaching an agreement to sell the vessel in November 2016.

(2) The Partnership’s proportionate share of items within equity income as identified in Appendix A of this release is detailed in the table below. By excluding these items from equity income, the Partnership believes the resulting adjusted equity income is a normalized amount that can be used to evaluate the financial performance of the Partnership’s equity-accounted investments. Adjusted equity income is a non-GAAP financial measure.

                                                                                       Three Months Ended                      Year Ended
                                                                                       December 31, September 30, December 31, December 31, December 31,
                                                                                       2017         2017          2016         2017         2016
Equity income                                                                          2,992        1,417         9,728        9,789        62,307
Proportionate share of unrealized (gain) loss on non-designated derivative instruments (4,404 )     (1,485)       (8,078)      (7,491)      (6,963)
Proportionate share of ineffective portion of hedge-accounted interest rate swaps      566          968           (364  )      5,100        (372  )
Proportionate share of write-down and loss on sales of vessels                         5,500        --            4,861        5,500        4,861
Proportionate share of other items                                                     191          219           1,162        651          1,317
Equity income adjusted for items in Appendix A                                         4,845        1,119         7,309        13,549       61,150

(3) The realized (losses) gains on non-designated derivative instruments relate to the amounts the Partnership actually paid or received to settle non-designated derivative instruments and the unrealized gains (losses) on non-designated derivative instruments relate to the change in fair value of such non-designated derivative instruments, as detailed in the table below:

                                                                                      Three Months Ended                      Year Ended
                                                                                      December 31, September 30, December 31, December 31,   December 31,
                                                                                      2017         2017          2016         2017           2016
Realized (losses) gains relating to:
Interest rate swap agreements                                                         (5,012 )     (4,528)       (6,190)      (18,825 )      (25,940 )
Interest rate swaption agreements termination                                         --           --            --           (610    )      --
Toledo Spirit time-charter derivative contract                                        152          646           (1,274)      678            (654    )
                                                                                      (4,860 )     (3,882)       (7,464)      (18,757 )      (26,594 )
Unrealized gains (losses) relating to:
Interest rate swap agreements                                                         8,182        1,775         34,068       12,393         15,627
Interest rate swaption agreements                                                     518          285           16,601       945            (164    )
Toledo Spirit time-charter derivative contract                                        (774   )     (356  )       40           110            3,970
                                                                                      7,926        1,704         50,709       13,448         19,433
Total realized and unrealized gains (losses) on non-designated derivative instruments 3,066        (2,178)       43,245       (5,309  )      (7,161  )

(4) For accounting purposes, the Partnership is required to revalue all foreign currency-denominated monetary assets and liabilities based on the prevailing exchange rates at the end of each reporting period. This revaluation does not affect the Partnership’s cash flows or the calculation of distributable cash flow, but results in the recognition of unrealized foreign currency translation gains or losses in the Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss).

Foreign currency exchange (loss) gain includes realized losses relating to the amounts the Partnership paid to settle or terminate the Partnership’s non-designated cross-currency swaps that were entered into as economic hedges in relation to the Partnership’s Norwegian Kroner (NOK) denominated unsecured bonds and realized gains on NOK bond repurchases. Foreign currency exchange (loss) gain also includes unrealized (losses) gains relating to the change in fair value of such derivative instruments, partially offset by unrealized gains (losses) on the revaluation of the NOK bonds as detailed in the table below:

                                                      Three Months Ended                          Year Ended
                                                      December 31, September 30,   December 31,   December 31,   December 31,
                                                      2017         2017            2016           2017           2016
Realized losses on cross-currency swaps               (2,125 )     (1,598  )       (2,160  )      (9,344  )      (9,063  )
Realized losses on cross-currency swaps termination   --           --              (17,711 )      (25,733 )      (17,711 )
Realized gains on repurchase of NOK bonds             --           --              16,782         25,733         16,782
Unrealized (losses) gains on cross-currency swaps     (9,081 )     20,523          (6,053  )      49,047         28,905
Unrealized gains (losses) on revaluation of NOK bonds 7,760        (17,906 )       12,644         (47,076 )      (18,967 )

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

                                                                          As at December 31,   As at September 30,   As at December 31,
                                                                          2017                 2017                  2016
                                                                          (unaudited)          (unaudited)           (unaudited)
ASSETS
Current
Cash and cash equivalents                                                 244,241              161,008               126,146
Restricted cash - current                                                 22,326               21,386                10,145
Accounts receivable                                                       26,054               22,079                25,224
Prepaid expenses                                                          6,539                4,345                 3,724
Vessels held for sale                                                     33,671               17,000                20,580
Current portion of derivative assets                                      1,078                1,759                 531
Current portion of net investments in direct financing leases             9,884                9,683                 150,342
Advances to affiliates                                                    7,300                9,245                 9,739
Total current assets                                                      351,093              246,505               346,431
Restricted cash - long-term                                               72,868               71,626                106,882
Vessels and equipment
At cost, less accumulated depreciation                                    1,416,381            1,316,234             1,374,128
Vessels related to capital leases, at cost, less accumulated depreciation 1,044,838            643,973               484,253
Advances on newbuilding contracts                                         444,493              492,800               357,602
Total vessels and equipment                                               2,905,712            2,453,007             2,215,983
Investment in and advances to equity-accounted joint ventures             1,094,596            1,114,709             1,037,726
Net investments in direct financing leases                                486,106              624,122               492,666
Other assets                                                              6,043                1,440                 5,529
Derivative assets                                                         6,172                9,324                 4,692
Intangible assets - net                                                   61,078               63,293                69,934
Goodwill - liquefied gas segment                                          35,631               35,631                35,631
Total assets                                                              5,019,299            4,619,657             4,315,474
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current
Accounts payable                                                          3,509                2,240                 5,562
Accrued liabilities                                                       40,257               38,056                35,881
Unearned revenue                                                          25,873               20,283                16,998
Current portion of long-term debt                                         552,404              516,232               188,511
Current obligations related to capital leases                             106,946              108,592               40,353
Current portion of in-process contracts                                   7,946                9,050                 15,833
Current portion of derivative liabilities                                 79,139               69,964                56,800
Advances from affiliates                                                  12,140               9,864                 15,492
Total current liabilities                                                 828,214              774,281               375,430
Long-term debt                                                            1,245,588            1,380,175             1,602,715
Long-term obligations related to capital leases                           904,603              595,674               352,486
Long-term unearned revenue                                                --                   9,358                 10,332
Other long-term liabilities                                               57,594               58,432                60,573
In-process contracts                                                      580                  2,418                 8,233
Derivative liabilities                                                    45,797               59,312                128,293
Total liabilities                                                         3,082,376            2,879,650             2,538,062
Equity
Limited partners - common units                                           1,539,248            1,516,634             1,563,852
Limited partners - preferred units                                        290,659              123,520               123,426
General partner                                                           50,152               49,690                50,653
Accumulated other comprehensive income                                    4,479                1,747                 575
Partners’ equity                                                          1,884,538            1,691,591             1,738,506
Non-controlling interest                                                  52,385               48,416                38,906
Total equity                                                              1,936,923            1,740,007             1,777,412
Total liabilities and total equity                                        5,019,299            4,619,657             4,315,474

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

                                                                     Year Ended
                                                                     December 31,   December 31,
                                                                     2017           2016
                                                                     (unaudited)    (unaudited)
Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used for)
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income                                                           48,911         157,965
Non-cash items:
Unrealized gain on non-designated derivative instruments             (13,448 )      (19,433 )
Depreciation and amortization                                        105,545        95,542
Write-down and loss on sales of vessels                              50,600         38,976
Unrealized foreign currency exchange gain and other                  (10,257 )      (42,009 )
Equity income, net of dividends received of $42,692 (2016 - $31,113) 32,903         (31,194 )
Change in operating assets and liabilities                           1,853          (20,669 )
Expenditures for dry docking                                         (21,642 )      (12,686 )
Net operating cash flow                                              194,465        166,492
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt                             362,527        573,514
Scheduled repayments of long-term debt                               (168,504)      (316,450)
Prepayments of long-term debt                                        (236,474)      (463,422)
Financing issuance costs                                             (8,361  )      (3,462  )
Proceeds from financing related to sales and leaseback of vessels    656,935        355,306
Scheduled repayments of obligations related to capital leases        (42,000 )      (21,594 )
Proceeds from equity offerings, net of offering costs                164,411        120,707
Decrease in restricted cash                                          20,385         4,651
Cash distributions paid                                              (56,650 )      (45,467 )
Dividends paid to non-controlling interest                           (1,595  )      (3,402  )
Other                                                                (605    )      --
Net financing cash flow                                              690,069        200,381
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Capital contributions to equity-accounted joint ventures             (183,874)      (120,879)
Return of capital from equity-accounted joint ventures               92,320         5,500
Receipts from direct financing leases                                13,143         23,650
Proceeds from sales of vessels                                       20,580         94,311
Expenditures for vessels and equipment                               (708,608)      (345,790)
Net investing cash flow                                              (766,439)      (343,208)
Increase in cash and cash equivalents                                118,095        23,665
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the year                     126,146        102,481
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the year                           244,241        126,146

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

Appendix A - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted Net Income

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

                                                                                                                                  Three Months Ended        Year Ended
                                                                                                                                  December 31,              December 31,
                                                                                                                                  2017        2016          2017          2016
                                                                                                                                  (unaudited) (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)
Net income - GAAP basis                                                                                                           44,290      91,369        48,911        157,965
Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests                                                                        (4,413)     (6,958 )      (14,946 )     (17,514 )
Net income attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders                                                                 39,877      84,411        33,965        140,451
Add (subtract) specific items affecting net income:
Write-down and loss on sales of vessels                                                                                           --          11,537        50,600        38,976
Unrealized foreign currency exchange losses (gains)                                                                               58          (17,783)      17,493        (14,699 )
Unrealized (gains) losses on non-designated and designated derivative instruments and other items from equity-accounted investees 1,853       (2,419 )      3,760         (19,433 )
Unrealized gains on non-designated derivative instruments                                                                         (7,926)     (50,709)      (13,448 )     (1,157  )
Ineffective portion on qualifying cash flow hedging instruments included in interest expense                                      (15   )     (1,044 )      740           --
Other items                                                                                                                       (926  )     1,215         (316    )     1,215
Non-controlling interests’ share of items above                                                                                   1,051       3,750         1,056         3,629
Total adjustments                                                                                                                 (5,905)     (55,453)      59,885        8,531
Adjusted net income attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders                                                        33,972      28,958        93,850        148,982

(1) Write-down and loss on sale of vessels relate to the Partnership’s impairment charges and sales of the African Spirit, Teide Spirit and Toledo Spirit during 2017 and the Bermuda Spirit, Hamilton Spirit and Asian Spirit during 2016. See Note 1 to the Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) included in this release for further details.

(2) Unrealized foreign exchange losses (gains) primarily relate to the Partnership’s revaluation of all foreign currency-denominated monetary assets and liabilities based on the prevailing exchange rate at the end of each reporting period and unrealized (gains) losses on the cross-currency swaps economically hedging the Partnership’s NOK bonds. This amount excludes the realized losses relating to the cross-currency swaps for the NOK bonds. See Note 4 to the Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) included in this release for further details.

(3) Reflects the unrealized (gains) losses due to changes in the mark-to-market value of derivative instruments that are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes, any ineffectiveness for derivative instruments designated as hedges for accounting purposes, and write-down and loss on sales of vessels within the Partnership’s equity-accounted investments. See Note 2 to the Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) included in this release for further details.

(4) Reflects the unrealized gains due to changes in the mark-to-market value of derivative instruments that are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes. See Note 3 to the Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) included in this release for further details.

(5) Included in other items are deferred income tax expense (recovery), loss upon termination of interest rate swaption agreements and other items.

(6) Items affecting net income include items from the Partnership’s consolidated non-wholly-owned subsidiaries. The specific items affecting net income are analyzed to determine whether any of the amounts originated from a consolidated non-wholly-owned subsidiary. Each amount that originates from a consolidated non-wholly-owned subsidiary is multiplied by the non-controlling interests’ percentage share in this subsidiary to arrive at the non-controlling interests’ share of the amount. The amount identified as "non-controlling interests’ share of items listed above" in the table above is the cumulative amount of the non-controlling interests’ proportionate share of the other specific items affecting net income listed in the table.

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

Appendix B - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Distributable Cash Flow (DCF)

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except units outstanding and per unit data)

                                                                                                              Three Months Ended              Year Ended
                                                                                                              December 31,                    December 31,
                                                                                                              2017             2016           2017             2016
                                                                                                              (unaudited)      (unaudited)    (unaudited)      (unaudited)
Net income:                                                                                                   44,290           91,369         48,911           157,965
Add:
Depreciation and amortization                                                                                 27,651           25,021         105,545          95,542
Partnership’s share of equity-accounted joint ventures’ DCF net of estimated maintenance capital expenditures 13,719           16,335         48,616           92,747
Distributions relating to equity financing of newbuildings                                                    3,844            1,685          8,676            1,685
Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized and other adjustments                  2,142            5,363          14,326           20,445
Unrealized foreign currency exchange loss (gain)                                                              58               (17,783    )   17,493           (14,699    )
Write-down and loss on sales of vessels                                                                       --               11,537         50,600           38,976
Less:
Ineffective portion on qualifying cash flow hedging instruments included in interest expense                  (15        )     (1,044     )   740              --
Equity income                                                                                                 (2,992     )     (9,728     )   (9,789     )     (62,307    )
Deferred income tax and other non-cash items                                                                  (4,061     )     (1,529     )   (6,463     )     (3,414     )
Distributions relating to preferred units                                                                     (5,541     )     (2,719     )   (13,979    )     (2,719     )
Unrealized gain on non-designated derivative instruments                                                      (7,926     )     (50,709    )   (13,448    )     (19,433    )
Estimated maintenance capital expenditures                                                                    (14,265    )     (12,212    )   (53,315    )     (48,221    )
Distributable Cash Flow before Non-controlling interest                                                       56,904           55,586         197,913          256,567
Non-controlling interests’ share of DCF before estimated maintenance capital expenditures                     (4,850     )     (5,387     )   (21,785    )     (21,572    )
Distributable Cash Flow                                                                                       52,054           50,199         176,128          234,995
Amount of cash distributions attributable to the General Partner                                              (226       )     (229       )   (909       )     (910       )
Limited partners’ Distributable Cash Flow                                                                     51,828           49,970         175,219          234,085
Weighted-average number of common units outstanding                                                           79,626,819       79,571,820     79,617,778       79,568,352
Distributable Cash Flow per limited partner common unit                                                       0.65             0.63           2.20             2.94

(1) The estimated maintenance capital expenditures relating to the Partnership’s share of equity-accounted joint ventures were $8.4 million and $7.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $32.5 million and $30.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

Appendix C - Supplemental Segment Information

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

                                        Three Months Ended December 31, 2017
                                        (unaudited)
                                        Liquefied Gas Conventional     Total
                                        Segment       Tanker Segment
Voyage revenues                         114,605       11,702           126,307
Voyage expenses                         (1,356  )     (2,947  )        (4,303  )
Vessel operating expenses               (22,717 )     (4,309  )        (27,026 )
Depreciation and amortization           (25,386 )     (2,265  )        (27,651 )
General and administrative expenses     (4,751  )     (198    )        (4,949  )
Income from vessel operations           60,395        1,983            62,378
                                        Three Months Ended December 31, 2016
                                        (unaudited)
                                        Liquefied Gas Conventional     Total
                                        Segment       Tanker Segment
Voyage revenues                         86,188        14,586           100,774
Voyage expenses                         (31     )     (271    )        (302    )
Vessel operating expenses               (17,370 )     (4,900  )        (22,270 )
Depreciation and amortization           (21,608 )     (3,413  )        (25,021 )
General and administrative expenses     (3,261  )     (373    )        (3,634  )
Write-down and loss on sales of vessels --            (11,537 )        (11,537 )
Income (loss) from vessel operations    43,918        (5,908  )        38,010

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

Appendix D - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Cash Flow from Vessel Operations from Consolidated Vessels

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

                                                                                             Three Months Ended December 31, 2017        Year Ended
                                                                                                                                         December 31, 2017
                                                                                             (unaudited)                                 (unaudited)
                                                                                             Liquefied Gas Conventional Total            Total
                                                                                             Segment       Tanker
                                                                                                           Segment
Income from vessel operations (See Appendix C)                                               60,395        1,983        62,378           148,649
Depreciation and amortization                                                                25,386        2,265        27,651           105,545
Write-down and loss on sales of vessels                                                      --            --           --               50,600
Amortization of in-process contracts included in voyage revenues                             (1,256  )     (278  )      (1,534 )         (3,785 )
Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized and other adjustments 2,142         --           2,142            14,326
Realized gain on Toledo Spirit derivative contract                                           --            152          152              678
Cash flow from vessel operations from consolidated vessels                                   86,667        4,122        90,789           316,013
                                                                                             Three Months Ended December 31, 2016        Year Ended
                                                                                                                                         December 31, 2016
                                                                                             (unaudited)                                 (unaudited)
                                                                                             Liquefied Gas Conventional Total            Total
                                                                                             Segment       Tanker
                                                                                                           egment
Income (loss) from vessel operations (See Appendix C)                                        43,918        (5,908)      38,010           153,181
Depreciation and amortization                                                                21,608        3,413        25,021           95,542
Write-down and loss on sales of vessels                                                      --            11,537       11,537           38,976
Amortization of in-process contracts included in voyage revenues                             --            (278  )      (278   )         (2,202 )
Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized                       5,363         --           5,363            20,445
Realized loss on Toledo Spirit derivative contract                                           --            (1,274)      (1,274 )         (654   )
Cash flow adjustment for two Suezmax tankers                                                 --            --           --               1,966
Cash flow from vessel operations from consolidated vessels                                   70,889        7,490        78,379           307,254

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

Appendix E - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Cash Flow from Vessel Operations from Equity-Accounted Vessels

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

                                                                                                          Three Months Ended
                                                                                                          December 31, 2017           December 31, 2016
                                                                                                          (unaudited)                 (unaudited)
                                                                                                          At          Partnership’s   At         Partnership’s
                                                                                                          100%        Portion         100%       Portion
Voyage revenues                                                                                           129,526     57,493          125,372    56,426
Voyage expenses                                                                                           (3,653   )  (1,862  )       (6,542  )  (3,329  )
Vessel operating expenses and general and administrative expenses                                         (48,617  )  (22,372 )       (41,499 )  (19,076 )
Depreciation and amortization                                                                             (27,950  )  (13,984 )       (28,244 )  (14,141 )
Write-down and loss on sales of vessels                                                                   (11,000  )  (5,500  )       (9,721  )  (4,861  )
Income from vessel operations of equity-accounted vessels                                                 38,306      13,775          39,366     15,019
Other items, including interest expense and realized and unrealized gain (loss) on derivative instruments (23,690  )  (10,783 )       (7,491  )  (5,291  )
Net income / equity income of equity-accounted vessels                                                    14,616      2,992           31,875     9,728
Income from vessel operations of equity-accounted vessels                                                 38,306      13,775          39,366     15,019
Depreciation and amortization                                                                             27,950      13,984          28,244     14,141
Write-down and loss on sales of vessels                                                                   11,000      5,500           9,721      4,861
Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized                                    10,621      3,802           9,475      3,438
Amortization of in-process revenue contracts                                                              (1,950   )  (1,017  )       (2,541  )  (1,304  )
Cash flow from vessel operations from equity-accounted vessels                                            85,927      36,044          84,265     36,155
                                                                                                          Year Ended
                                                                                                          December 31, 2017           December 31, 2016
                                                                                                          (unaudited)                 (unaudited)
                                                                                                          At          Partnership’s   At         Partnership’s
                                                                                                          100%        Portion         100%       Portion
Voyage revenues                                                                                           478,908     213,574         553,461    252,677
Voyage expenses                                                                                           (16,689  )  (8,534  )       (20,051 )  (10,121 )
Vessel operating expenses and general and administrative expenses                                         (175,898 )  (81,416 )       (166,841)  (77,496 )
Depreciation and amortization                                                                             (109,135 )  (54,453 )       (104,098)  (52,095 )
Write-down and loss on sales of vessels                                                                   (11,000  )  (5,500  )       (9,721  )  (4,861  )
Income from vessel operations of equity-accounted vessels                                                 166,186     63,671          252,750    108,104
Other items, including interest expense and realized and unrealized gain (loss) on derivative instruments (124,342 )  (53,882 )       (100,992)  (45,797 )
Net income / equity income of equity-accounted vessels                                                    41,844      9,789           151,758    62,307
Income from vessel operations of equity-accounted vessels                                                 166,186     63,671          252,750    108,104
Depreciation and amortization                                                                             109,135     54,453          104,098    52,095
Write-down and loss on sales of vessels                                                                   11,000      5,500           9,721      4,861
Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized                                    39,368      14,220          36,462     13,231
Amortization of in-process revenue contracts                                                              (8,327   )  (4,307  )       (10,697 )  (5,482  )
Cash flow from vessel operations from equity-accounted vessels                                            317,362     133,537         392,334    172,809

(1) The Partnership’s equity-accounted vessels for the three months and year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 include: the Partnership’s 40 percent ownership interest in Teekay Nakilat (III) Corporation, which owns four LNG carriers; the Partnership’s ownership interests of 49 percent and 50 percent, respectively, in the Excalibur and Excelsior joint ventures, which own one LNG carrier and one regasification unit, respectively; the Partnership’s 33 percent ownership interest in four LNG carriers servicing the Angola LNG project; the Partnership’s 52 percent ownership interest in the Teekay LNG-Marubeni joint venture, which owns six LNG carriers; the Partnership’s 50 percent ownership interest in Exmar LPG BVBA, which owns and in-charters 23 vessels, including three newbuildings, as at December 31, 2017, compared to 23 vessels owned and in-chartered, including four newbuildings, as at December 31, 2016; the Partnership’s 30 percent ownership interest in one LNG carrier and one LNG carrier newbuilding as at December 31, 2017, compared to two LNG carrier newbuildings as at December 31, 2016, and the Partnership’s 20 percent ownership interest in two LNG carrier newbuildings for Shell; the Partnership’s 50 percent ownership interest in six ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings in the joint venture between the Partnership and China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited; and the Partnership’s 30 percent ownership interest in Bahrain LNG W.L.L., which owns an LNG receiving and regasification terminal under construction in Bahrain.

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

Appendix F - Summarized Financial Information of Equity-Accounted Joint Ventures

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

                                                                            As at December, 2017         As at December 31, 2016
                                                                            (unaudited)                  (unaudited)
                                                                            At          Partnership’s    At          Partnership’s
                                                                            100%        Portion          100%        Portion
Cash and restricted cash, current and non-current                           295,148     128,004          400,090     167,813
Current portion of derivative assets                                        1,594       785              69          34
Other current assets                                                        53,068      22,661           72,368      33,783
Vessels and equipment, including vessels related to capital leases          2,202,418   1,133,804        2,174,467   1,121,293
Advances on newbuilding contracts                                           1,211,210   450,523          824,534     303,162
Net investments in direct financing leases, current and non-current         2,013,759   722,408          1,816,365   665,599
Derivative assets                                                           4,602       2,259            4,928       2,413
Other non-current assets                                                    86,167      54,060           68,886      41,764
Total assets                                                                5,867,966   2,514,504        5,361,707   2,335,861
Current portion of long-term debt and obligations related to capital leases 162,915     73,975           209,814     99,994
Current portion of derivative liabilities                                   21,973      7,217            27,388      9,622
Other current liabilities                                                   98,657      43,193           76,480      32,068
Long-term debt and obligations related to capital leases                    3,023,713   1,231,433        2,677,447   1,087,425
Shareholders’ loans, current and non-current                                368,937     131,685          545,028     272,514
Derivative liabilities                                                      73,454      24,235           82,738      27,526
Other long-term liabilities                                                 77,297      39,855           80,170      41,500
Equity                                                                      2,041,020   962,911          1,662,642   765,212
Total liabilities and equity                                                5,867,966   2,514,504        5,361,707   2,335,861
Investments in equity-accounted joint ventures                                          962,911                      765,212
Advances to equity-accounted joint ventures                                             131,685                      272,514
Investments in and advances to equity-accounted joint ventures                          1,094,596                    1,037,726

(1) The Partnership’s equity-accounted joint ventures as at December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 include: the Partnership’s 40 percent ownership interest in Teekay Nakilat (III) Corporation, which owns four LNG carriers; the Partnership’s ownership interests of 49 percent and 50 percent, respectively, in the Excalibur and Excelsior joint ventures, which own one LNG carrier and one regasification unit, respectively; the Partnership’s 33 percent ownership interest in four LNG carriers servicing the Angola LNG project; the Partnership’s 52 percent ownership interest in the Teekay LNG-Marubeni joint venture, which owns six LNG carriers; the Partnership’s 50 percent ownership interest in Exmar LPG BVBA, which owns and in-charters 23 vessels, including three newbuildings, as at December 31, 2017, compared to 23 vessels owned and in-chartered, including four newbuildings, as at December 31, 2016; the Partnership’s 30 percent ownership interest in one LNG carrier and one LNG carrier newbuilding as at December 31, 2017, compared to two LNG carrier newbuildings as at December 31, 2016, and the Partnership’s 20 percent ownership interest in two LNG carrier newbuildings for Shell; the Partnership’s 50 percent ownership interest in six ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings in the joint venture between the Partnership and China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited; and the Partnership’s 30 percent ownership interest in Bahrain LNG W.L.L., which owns an LNG receiving and regasification terminal under construction in Bahrain.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) which reflect management’s current views with respect to certain future events and performance, including statements regarding: the effects of recent and future newbuilding deliveries on the Partnership’s future cash flows and earnings; the timing of newbuilding vessel deliveries and the commencement of related contracts; the gain on sale of the S/S Excelsior; and the Partnership’s expectation that the charterer of the Toledo Spirit will cancel the charter contract and sell that vessel to a third party in 2018. The following factors are among those that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and that should be considered in evaluating any such statement: potential shipyard and project construction delays, newbuilding specification changes or cost overruns; changes in production of LNG or LPG, either generally or in particular regions; changes in trading patterns or timing of start-up of new LNG liquefaction and regasification projects significantly affecting overall vessel tonnage requirements; changes in applicable industry laws and regulations and the timing of implementation of new laws and regulations; the potential for early termination of long-term contracts of existing vessels in the Partnership’s fleet; the inability of charterers to make future charter payments; the inability of the Partnership to renew or replace long-term contracts on existing vessels; the Partnership’s or the Partnership’s joint ventures’ ability to secure or draw on financings for its vessels; and other factors discussed in Teekay LNG Partners’ filings from time to time with the SEC, including its Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. The Partnership expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Partnership’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

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