Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 8-K
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  03/01/2012
Atlas Energy, L.P.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number:  1-32953
(State or other jurisdiction of
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
Park Place Corporate Center One
1000 Commerce Drive, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(412) 262-2830
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.08.    Shareholder Director Nominations
On March 1, 2012, the board of directors of Atlas Energy GP, LLC, the general partner of Atlas Energy, L.P. ("ATLS"), approved April 26, 2012 as the date of the ATLS 2012 annual meeting of unitholders (the "Annual Meeting"). The board of directors also approved March 30, 2012 as the record date for unitholders entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting.

Pursuant to the ATLS Second Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership, the due date for the provision of any qualified unitholder proposal or qualified unitholder nomination, including any notice on Schedule 14N, is March 12, 2012. ATLS currently intends to make its proxy material available beginning on or about April 3, 2012.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Atlas Energy, L.P.
Date: March 02, 2012
/s/    Lisa Washington

Lisa Washington
Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary