November 6, 2008

Robert R. Firth Appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Upper Iowa University

Robert R. Firth, President and Chief Operating Officer of Atlas Pipeline Holdings, L.P. (NYSE:AHD) and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Pipeline Mid-Continent LLC, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Upper Iowa University. Mr. Firth received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Upper Iowa. A member of UIU's Board of Trustees since 2006, his appointment as chair is effective November 1, 2008.

Upper Iowa University's main campus is located in Fayette, Iowa. The university was founded in 1857 and is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to approximately 6,000 students, both nationally and internationally, at various campuses and learning centers in the United States and Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. Upper Iowa is an innovator in flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online degree programs and independent study.

To learn more about Upper Iowa University, its degree programs, locations and accomplished scholars, visit the university's website at

Atlas Pipeline Mid-Continent LLC is a subsidiary of Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APL) and is active in the transmission, gathering and processing segments of the midstream natural gas industry. In the Mid-Continent region of Oklahoma, Arkansas, southern Kansas, northern and western Texas and the Texas panhandle, the Partnership owns and operates eight active gas processing plants and a treating facility, as well as approximately 7,900 miles of active intrastate gas gathering pipeline and a 565-mile interstate natural gas pipeline. In Appalachia, it owns and operates approximately 1,600 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines in western Pennsylvania, western New York, eastern Ohio and northeastern Tennessee. For more information, visit the Partnership's website at or contact [email protected]

Atlas Pipeline Holdings, L.P. is a limited partnership which owns and operates the general partner of Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P., through which it owns a 2% general partner interest, all the incentive distribution rights and approximately 5.8 million common units of Atlas Pipeline Partners.