Hank Kuchta, CEO and president of Northern Tier Energy, said, "We are excited to welcome Western as a new strategic partner and investor that is committed, as much as we are, to Northern Tier Energy's long-term success.
We thank ACON
for their support over the past three years, and we now look forward to working together with the Western
Refining team to maximize value for all of our stakeholders."
During Northern Tier Energy's third-quarter 2013 earnings call, Kuchta
declined to take questions on the Western