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Kinder Morgan, Inc. Declares Partial-Period Dividend of $0.14 Per Share

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Full Quarter Dividend Would Be $0.29 Per Share</b> </p>

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kinder Morgan, Inc. Declares Partial-Period Dividend of $0.14 Per Share16:07 EDT Wednesday, April 20, 2011 HOUSTON (Business Wire) -- Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) today reported first quarter cash available to pay dividends of $251 million. Chairman and CEO Richard D. Kinder said that KMI is on target to meet or exceed its previously disclosed annual budget of $820 million in cash available to pay dividends. The board of directors declared a prorated dividend for the first quarter of $0.14 per share, payable on May 16, 2011, to shareholders of record as of May 2, 2011. The initial dividend is prorated from Feb. 16, 2011, the day that KMI closed its initial public offering. Based on a full quarter, the dividend amounts to $0.29 per share ($1.16 annualized). KMI owns the general partner of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP), one of the largest publicly traded pipeline limited partnerships in America, and has limited partner interests in KMP and Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR). Approximately 98 percent of the distributions KMI receives are attributable to KMP. KMI also owns a 20 percent interest in Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America. KMI also announced the election of two independent members to its board of directors - Joel V. Staff, formerly Chairman and CEO of Reliant Energy, Inc., and Deborah A. Macdonald, formerly president of the Natural Gas Pipelines Group at Kinder Morgan, Inc. “I am delighted that Joel and Deb have agreed to join the KMI board,” Kinder said. “They bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and dedication that will aid us in continuing our growth.” Please refer to KMP's first quarter earnings news release (also distributed today) for more detailed information on KMP and KMR. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is a leading pipeline transportation and energy storage company in North America. It owns an interest in or operates more than 37,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Its pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals and handle such products as ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel. KMI owns the general partner interest of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP), one of the largest publicly traded pipeline limited partnerships in the United States. Combined, the companies have an enterprise value of approximately $55 billion. For more information please visit www.kindermorgan.com. Please join KMI at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 20, at www.kindermorgan.com for a LIVE webcast conference call on the company's first quarter earnings.The non-generally accepted accounting principles, or non-GAAP, financial measure ofcash available to pay dividends is presented in this news release.This non-GAAP financial measure should not be considered as analternative to a GAAP measure such as net income or any other GAAP measure of liquidity or financial performance.Cash available to pay dividends is a significant metric used by us and by external users of our financial statements, such as investors, research analysts, commercial banks and others, to compare basic cash flows generated by us to the cash dividends we expect to pay our shareholders on an ongoing basis.Management uses this metric to evaluate our overall performance.Cash available to pay dividends is also an important non-GAAP financial measure for our shareholders because it serves as an indicator of our success in providing a cash return on investment.This financial measure indicates to investors whether or not we typically are generating cash flow at a level that can sustain or support an increase in the quarterly dividends we are paying.Our dividend policy provides that, subject to applicable law, we will pay quarterly cash dividends generally representing the cash we receive from our subsidiaries less any cash disbursements and reserves established by our board of directors.Cash available to pay dividends is also a quantitative measure used in the investment community because the value of a share of an entity like KMI that pays out all or a substantial proportion of its cash flow, is generally determined by the dividend yield (which in turn is based on the amount of cash dividends the corporation pays to its shareholders).The economic substance behind our use of cash available to pay dividends is to measure and estimate the ability of our assets to generate cash flows sufficient to pay dividends to our investors.We believe the GAAP measure most directly comparable to cash available to pay dividends is income from continuing operations.A reconciliation of cash available to pay dividends to income from continuing operations is provided in this release.Our non-GAAP measure described above should not be considered as an alternative to GAAP net income and has important limitations as an analytical tool. Our computation of cash available to pay dividends may differ from similarly titled measures used by others. You should not consider this non-GAAP measure in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of our results as reported under GAAP.Management compensates for the limitations of this non-GAAP measure by reviewing our comparable GAAP measures, understanding the differences between the measures and taking this information into account in its analysis and its decision making processes.This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.Although Kinder Morgan believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that such assumptions will materialize.Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements herein include those enumerated in Kinder Morgan's Forms 10-K and 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and those set forth herein under the caption “Other News.”                 Kinder Morgan, Inc. and SubsidiariesPreliminary Cash Available to Pay Dividends(Non- GAAP, Unaudited)(in millions)   Three Months Ended March 31,20112010 KMP distributions to us: From ownership of general partner interest (1) $ 285 $ 251 On KMP units owned by us (2) 24 23 On KMR shares owned by us (3)   15     13   Total KMP distributions to us 324 287 NGPL PipeCo LLC's distributions to us   4     16     Total distributions received 328 303 General and administrative expenses and sustaining capital expenditures (2 ) - Interest expense   (75 )   (74 )   Cash available to pay dividends before cash taxes 251 229 Cash taxes   -     1     Cash available to pay dividends$251   $230     Notes (1)   Based on (i) Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP) distributions of $1.13 and $1.05 per common unit paid in the first quarter of 2011 and 2010, respectively (versus the $1.14 and $1.07 per common unit declared for the first quarter of 2011 and 2010, respectively), (ii) 316.2 million and 298.2 million aggregate common units, Class B units and i-units outstanding as of January 31, 2011 and January 29, 2010, respectively and, (iii) with respect to the 7.9 million common units issued during 2010 that were deemed by us to be issued in connection with financing a portion of the acquisition of KMP's interests in the KinderHawk joint venture, we as general partner have waived receipt of its related incentive distributions from the second quarter 2010 through 2011. (2) Based on 21.7 million KMP units owned by us multiplied by the KMP per unit distribution paid, as outlined in footnote (1) above. (3) Assumes that we sold approximately 0.2 million Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (KMR) shares that we received as distributions in the first quarter in both 2011 and 2010, at the price used to calculate the number of KMR shares received in the quarterly distributions. We did not sell any KMR shares in the first quarter 2011 or 2010. We intend periodically to sell the KMR shares we receive as distributions to generate cash.         Kinder Morgan, Inc. and SubsidiariesPreliminary Consolidated Statement of Income(Unaudited)(in millions, except per share amounts)       Three Months Ended March 31,20112010   Revenues $ 2,008.1   $ 2,157.6     Costs, expenses and other Operating expenses 1,125.2 1,471.1 Depreciation, depletion and amortization 256.1 282.3 General and administrative 180.4 115.7 Taxes, other than income taxes 48.7 45.4 Other expense (income)   0.7     (1.3 )   1,611.1     1,913.2     Operating income 397.0 244.4   Other income (expense) Earnings (loss) from equity investments 68.4 (374.2 ) Amortization of excess cost of equity investments (1.5 ) (1.4 ) Interest, net (168.7 ) (150.6 ) Other, net   1.7     6.6     Income (loss) before income taxes 296.9 (275.2 )   Income taxes   (95.9 )   95.5     Net income (loss) from Continuing Operations 201.0 (179.7 )   Loss from discontinued operations - (0.2 )   Net income (loss) 201.0 (179.9 )   Net (income) loss attributable to Noncontrolling Interests   (46.0 )   19.0     Net income (loss) attributable to KMI$155.0   $(160.9)     Calculation of Common Stockholders' interest in net income attributable to KMI (1) Net income attributable to KMI $ 155.0 Less: Members' interest in net income prior to Initial Public Offering (70.6 ) Investor retained shares interest in net income   (71.2 ) Common Stockholders' interest in net income $13.2     Basic Earnings per Common Share Net income $0.12   Weighted average common shares outstanding   110.6     Diluted Earnings per Common Share Net income $0.12   Weighted average common shares outstanding   707.0     Declared dividend per share (2)$0.14     Notes (1) Earnings per share not applicable to the three months ended March 31, 2010. (2) Dividend per share has been prorated for the portion of the quarter Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) was a public company. If KMI had been a public company for the entire quarter, the dividend would have been $0.29 per share.                 Kinder Morgan, Inc. and SubsidiariesPreliminary Reconciliation of Cash Available to Pay Dividends to Income from Continuing Operations(Unaudited)(in millions, except per share amounts)   Three Months Ended March 31,20112010 Income from continuing operations (1) $ 201 $ (180 ) Depreciation, depletion and amortization (1) 256 282 Amortization of excess cost of investments (1) 2 1 Loss (income) from equity investments (1) (68 ) 374 Distributions from equity investments 65 50 Distributions from equity investments in excess of cumulative earnings 84 74 KMP certain items (2) 88 153 KMI purchase accounting (3) (4 ) (13 ) Difference between cash and book taxes 93 (97 ) Difference between cash and book interest expense for KMI (33 ) (35 ) Sustaining capital expenditures (4) (36 ) (33 ) KMP declared distribution on its limited partner units owned by the public (5) (324 ) (284 ) Other (6)   (73 )   (62 )   Cash available to pay dividends$251   $230     Notes   (1)   Consists of the corresponding line items in the preceding Preliminary Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Income. (2) Consists of items such as hedge ineffectiveness, legal and environmental reserves, gain/loss on sale, insurance proceeds from casualty losses, and asset disposition expenses. First quarter of 2011 also includes KMP's portion ($87 million) of a $100 million one-time bonus expense incurred, which KMP is required to recognize in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. However, KMP has no obligation, nor does it expect to pay any amounts in respect to such bonuses. KMI will pay the bonuses using the $64 million (after-tax) in available earnings and profits reserved for this purpose and not paid in dividends to its Class A shareholders. KMP adds back these certain items in its calculation of distributable cash flow used to determine its distribution. For more information, see KMP's 1st Quarter 2011 Earnings Release filed on Form 8-K with the SEC on April 20, 2011. (3) Consists of non-cash purchase accounting adjustments related to the Going Private Transaction primarily associated with non-cash income recognized from the revaluation of KMP's crude hedges. (4) We define sustaining capital expenditures as capital expenditures that do not expand the capacity of an asset. (5) Declared distribution multiplied by limited partner units outstanding on the applicable record date less units owned by us. Includes distributions on KMR shares. KMP must generate the cash to cover the distributions on the KMR shares, but those distributions are paid in additional shares and KMP retains the cash. We do not have access to that cash. (6) Consists of timing differences between earnings and cash (for example, a lag between when earnings are recognized and distributions are paid, including distributions to us by KMP), the elimination of any earnings from our formerly owned Power segment, KMI certain items, including KMI's portion ($13 million) of the one-time bonus described in footnote (2) above, and KMP's cash flow in excess of its distributions.                 Kinder Morgan, Inc. and SubsidiariesPreliminary Consolidated Balance Sheet(Unaudited)(in millions)     March 31,December 31,20112010ASSETS   Cash and cash equivalents - KMI (1) $ 12 $ 373 Cash and cash equivalents - KMP (1) 178 129 Other current assets 1,099 1,285 Property, plant and equipment, net - KMI (1) 2,438 2,468 Property, plant and equipment, net - KMP (1) 14,696 14,603 Investments - KMI (1) 407 405 Investments - KMP (1) 3,903 3,886 Goodwill - KMI (1) 3,598 3,597 Goodwill - KMP (1) 1,229 1,234 Deferred charges and other assets   847     928   TOTAL ASSETS$28,407   $28,908     LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   Liabilities Short-term debt: KMI (1) (2) (3) 368 $ 751 KMP (1) 1,333 1,262 Other current liabilities 1,696 1,630 Long-term debt: KMI (1) (4) 2,778 2,780 KMP (1) 10,416 10,277 Preferred interest in general partner of KMP 100 100 Value of interest rate swaps 573 656 Deferred income taxes 2,054 2,093 Other long-term liabilities   875     820   Total liabilities   20,193     20,369     Shareholders' Equity Accumulated other comprehensive loss (192 ) (137 ) Other shareholders' equity (5) 3,490 - Other members' equity (5)   -     3,576   Total KMI equity   3,298     3,439   Noncontrolling interests   4,916     5,100   Total shareholders' equity   8,214     8,539   TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY$28,407   $28,908         KMI's debt, net of its cash and cash equivalents (6) $ 3,171 $ 3,196   Distributions received from KMP and other equity investees (7) $ 1,262 $ 1,239   Debt to Distributions Received2.52.6   Notes (1)   KMI amounts include its consolidated subsidiaries, excluding KMP. KMP amounts do not include allocations of purchase accounting adjustments associated with our 2007 Going Private Transaction. These allocations have been applied to KMI's amounts so that KMP's amounts agree to its First Quarter 2011 Earnings Release filed on Form 8-K with the SEC on April 20, 2011. (2) 2010 amount includes $750.0 million of 5.35% senior notes paid on January 5, 2011 with cash on hand and KMI's bank facility. (3) Amounts include $3 million and $1 million as of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively, for allocations of purchase accounting adjustments related to KMP as described in footnote (1) above. (4) Amounts include ($42) million and ($44) million as of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively, for allocations of purchase accounting adjustments. Amounts also include $2 million and $5 million as of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively, for allocations of purchase accounting adjustments related to KMP as described in footnote (1) above. (5) On February 10, 2011, we converted from a Delaware limited liability company to a Delaware corporation. (6) Amounts include only KMI's short-term and long-term debt, net of its cash and its cash equivalents and exclude allocation of purchase accounting adjustments described in footnotes (3) and (4) above and the preferred interest in general partner of KMP. (7) Distributions received from equity investees is shown net of KMI's G&A and sustaining capital expenditures over last 12 months. Amounts exclude the $170 million impact of the Interim Capital Transaction. Kinder Morgan, Inc.Media RelationsLarry Pierce, (713) 369-9407orInvestor RelationsMindy Mills, (713) 369-9490www.kindermorgan.com