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life support

noun artificial maintenance of life, conninuance of life through medical equipment, extension of life by technological means, sustenance of life by artificial means Generally: being kept alive, fostering of life, life retention, preservation of life, prolongation of existence
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Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of ATLS, said, "We are extremely pleased to announce the initiation of our new company, Atlas Resource Partners, which will allow us to move forward with our strategic growth plans for our E&P business.
Immediately after the distribution of the limited partner interest in ARP, ATLS will continue to hold common units representing an approximately 78.
In addition, it is anticipated that the transaction will provide better transparency for ATLS' businesses, because cash flows will be more easily identifiable and evaluated in ATLS and Atlas Resource Partners, respectively.
We expect that the transaction will enable us to achieve substantial growth in cash flows to our ATLS unitholders from increased distributions in the future both from Atlas Resource Partners and Atlas Pipeline Partners.