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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington D.C. 20549
FORM 20-F
 REGISTRATION STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR 12(g) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
OR
 ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020
OR
 TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
OR
 SHELL COMPANY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission file number 001-33632
BROOKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS L.P.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Bermuda
(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
73 Front Street
Hamilton, HM 12, Bermuda
(Address of principal executive offices)
Jane Sheere
73 Front Street
Hamilton, HM 12, Bermuda
+1-441-294-3309
bip.enquiries@brookfield.com
(Name, Telephone, E-mail and/or Facsimile number and Address of Company Contact Person)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Limited Partnership UnitsBIP; BIP UN
New York Stock Exchange; Toronto Stock Exchange
Class A Preferred Limited Partnership Units, Series 13BIP PR ANew York Stock Exchange
Class A Preferred Limited Partnership Units, Series 14BIP PR BNew York Stock Exchange
Securities registered or to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
None
Securities for which there is a reporting obligation pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Act:
None
Indicate the number of outstanding shares of each of the issuer’s classes of capital or common stock as of the close of the period covered by the annual report:
295,429,987 Limited Partnership Units as of December 31, 2020
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.        Yes ☒ No ☐
If this report is an annual or transition report, indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.        Yes ☐ No ☒
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.        Yes ☒ No ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).        Yes ☒ No ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer or an emerging growth company. See definition of “accelerated filer”, “large accelerated filer” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (Check one)
Large accelerated filer ☒
 Accelerated filer ☐ Non-accelerated filer ☐
Emerging growth company 
If an emerging growth company that prepares its financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed a report on and attestation to its management’s assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report.
Indicate by check mark which basis of accounting the registrant has used to prepare the financial statements included in this filing:
☐ U.S. GAAP 
☒ International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the
International Accounting Standards Board
 ☐ Other
If “Other” has been checked in response to the previous question indicate by check mark which financial statement item the registrant has elected to follow.        Item 17 ☐ Item 18 ☐
If this is an annual report, indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).   Yes  No ☒



TABLE OF CONTENTS
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OFFER AND LISTING DETAILS
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INTRODUCTION AND USE OF CERTAIN TERMS
Unless the context requires otherwise, when used in this annual report on Form 20-F, the terms “Brookfield Infrastructure”, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P., collectively with the Holding LP, the Holding Entities and the operating entities but excluding BIPC (each as defined below). References to “our group” mean, collectively, Brookfield Infrastructure Corporation and Brookfield Infrastructure. All dollar amounts contained in this annual report on Form 20-F are expressed in U.S. dollars, unless specified otherwise, and references to “dollars”, “$”, “US$” or “USD” are to U.S. dollars, all references to “C$” or “CAD” are to Canadian dollars, all references to “A$” or “AUD” are to Australian dollars, all references to “CLP” are to Chilean pesos, all references to “COP” are to Colombian pesos, all references to “reais”, “BRL” or “R$” are to Brazilian reais, all references to “rupees”, “INR” or “I$” are to Indian rupees, and all references to “UF” are to Unidad de Fomento which is an inflation indexed Chilean peso monetary unit that is set daily, on the basis of the prior month’s inflation rate. In addition, all references to “£” or “GBP” are to pound sterling, all references to “NZD” are to New Zealand dollars, all references to “€” or “EUR” are to Euros, all references to “PEN” are to Peruvian Neuvo Sol and, unless the context suggests otherwise, references to:
“BIPC” are to Brookfield Infrastructure Corporation;
the “BIPC exchangeable shares” means the class A exchangeable subordinate voting shares in the capital of BIPC.
“Brookfield” are to Brookfield Asset Management and any affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management, other than our group;
“Brookfield Accounts” are to Brookfield-sponsored vehicles, consortiums and/or partnerships (including private funds, joint ventures and similar arrangements);
“Brookfield Asset Management” are to Brookfield Asset Management Inc.;
“class B shares” are to the class B multiple voting shares in the capital of BIPC;
“class C shares” are to the class C non-voting shares in the capital of BIPC;
“CODM” are to the Chief Operating Decision Maker;
our “current operations” are to the businesses in which we hold an interest as described in Item 4.B “Business Overview”;
our “data operations” are to our interest in our data distribution businesses in Asia-Pacific, India and Europe, our telecommunications business in India and data storage operations in North and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific, as described in Item 4.B “Business Overview—Our Operations—Data —Overview”;
our “midstream operations” are to our interest in gas transmission operations in North America and India, North American midstream energy and natural gas storage operations in the United States and Canada, North American district energy operations in the United States and Canada, as described in Item 4.B “Business Overview—Our Operations—Midstream—Overview”;
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the “Exchange LP Units” are to the exchangeable units of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Exchange LP (“Exchange LP”), a subsidiary of our partnership, which were issued in connection with our partnership’s acquisition of an effective 30% interest in Enercare Inc. (“Enercare”), and which provide holders with economic terms that are substantially equivalent to those of our units and are exchangeable, on a one-for-one basis, for our units;
our “General Partner” are to Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Limited, which serves as our partnership’s general partner;
“Holding Entities” are to certain subsidiaries of the Holding LP, from time-to-time, through which we hold all of our interests in the operating entities;
the “Holding LP” are to Brookfield Infrastructure L.P.;
the “Infrastructure General Partner” are to Brookfield Infrastructure Special GP Limited, which serves as the general partner of the Infrastructure Special LP;
the “Infrastructure Special LP” are to Brookfield Infrastructure Special L.P., a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management, which is the special general partner of the Holding LP and “Special General Partner Units” refers to the units of the Holding LP that the Infrastructure Special LP holds in such capacity;
“Licensing Agreements” are to the licensing agreements described in Item 7.B “Related Party Transactions—Licensing Agreements”;
our “Limited Partnership Agreement” are to the amended and restated limited partnership agreement of our partnership, as amended from time to time;
the “managing general partner” are to our partnership in its capacity as managing general partner of the Holding LP and “Managing General Partner Units” refers to the units of the Holding LP that our partnership holds in such capacity;
“Master Services Agreement” are to the amended and restated master services agreement dated as of March 13, 2015, as amended on March 31, 2020, among the Service Recipients, Brookfield Asset Management, the Service Provider and others, as described in Item 6.A “Directors and Senior Management—Our Master Services Agreement”;
“Merger Transaction” are to our acquisition of the ownership interests in Prime that were not already held by us, which was completed on December 8, 2010;
“Oaktree” are to Oaktree Capital Group, LLC together with its affiliates;
“Oaktree Accounts” are to Oaktree-managed funds and accounts;
“operating entities” are to the entities which directly or indirectly hold our current operations and assets that we may acquire in the future, including any assets held through joint ventures, partnerships and consortium arrangements;
our “partnership” are to Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P.;
“Prime” are to Prime Infrastructure, known collectively as Babcock & Brown Infrastructure Limited and Babcock & Brown Infrastructure Trust, or BBI, prior to its recapitalization on November 20, 2009;
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“rate base” are to a regulated or notionally stipulated asset base;
the “Redemption-Exchange Mechanism” are to the mechanism by which Brookfield may request redemption of its limited partnership interests in the Holding LP in whole or in part in exchange for cash, subject to the right of our partnership to acquire such interests (in lieu of such redemption) in exchange for units of our partnership, as more fully set forth in Item 10.B “Memorandum and Articles of Association—Description of the Holding LP’s Limited Partnership Agreement—Redemption-Exchange Mechanism”;
“Redeemable Partnership Unit” is a limited partnership unit of the Holding LP that has the rights of the Redemption-Exchange Mechanism. See Item 10.B “Memorandum and Articles of Association—Description of the Holding LP’s Limited Partnership Agreement”;
“Relationship Agreement” are to the amended and restated relationship agreement dated as of March 28, 2014, as amended from time to time, by and among our partnership, the Holding LP, the Holding Entities, the Service Provider and Brookfield Asset Management, as described in Item 7.B “Related Party Transactions—Relationship Agreement”;
the “Service Provider” are to Brookfield Infrastructure Group L.P., Brookfield Asset Management Private Institutional Capital Adviser (Canada), LP, Brookfield Asset Management Barbados Inc., Brookfield Global Infrastructure Advisor Limited, Brookfield Infrastructure Group (Australia) Pty Limited and, unless the context otherwise requires, includes any other affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management that provides services to us pursuant to the Master Services Agreement or any other service agreement or arrangement;
“Service Recipients” are to our partnership, the Holding LP, certain of the Holding Entities and BIPC in their capacity as recipients of services under the Master Services Agreement;
“spin-off” are to the issuance of the special dividend by Brookfield Asset Management to its shareholders of 35,016,762 of our units on January 31, 2008;
“special distribution” are to the special distribution by our partnership to unitholders of one BIPC exchangeable share per nine units held completed on March 31, 2020, as further described in Item 4.A “History and Development of Brookfield Infrastructure- Overview”;
our “transport operations” are to our interests in North American, European, Australian and Brazilian rail operations, North American LNG export operations, port operations in the United States, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand and toll road operations in Chile, Brazil, Peru and India, as described in Item 4.B “Business Overview—Our Operations—Transport—Overview”;
“Chilean electricity transmission operation” means the 27.8% interest in ETC Transmission Holdings, S.L. the parent company of Transelec S.A., a regulated electricity transmission operation in Chile, with subsidiaries in Peru, that was sold by Brookfield Infrastructure in 2018;
our “units” are to the limited partnership units in our partnership other than the preferred units, references to our “preferred units” are to preferred limited partnership units in our partnership and references to our “unitholders” and “preferred unitholders” are to the holders of our units and preferred units, respectively;
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“Class A Preferred Units”, “Series 1 Preferred Units”, “Series 2 Preferred Units”, “Series 3 Preferred Units”, “Series 4 Preferred Units”, “Series 5 Preferred Units”, “Series 6 Preferred Units”, “Series 7 Preferred Units”, “Series 8 Preferred Units”, “Series 9 Preferred Units”, “Series 10 Preferred Units”, “Series 11 Preferred Units”, “Series 12 Preferred Units”, “Series 13 Preferred Units” and “Series 14 Preferred Units” are to cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 1, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 2, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 3, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 4, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 5, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 6, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 7, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 8 in our partnership, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 9 in our partnership, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 10 in our partnership, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 11 in our partnership, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 12 in our partnership, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 13 and cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 14 in our partnership, respectively;
“Holding LP Class A Preferred Units”, “Holding LP Series 1 Preferred Units”, “Holding LP Series 3 Preferred Units”, “Holding LP Series 5 Preferred Units”, “Holding LP Series 7 Preferred Units”, “Holding LP Series 9 Preferred Units”, “Holding LP Series 11 Preferred Units”, “Holding LP Series 13 Preferred Units” and “Holding LP Series 14 Preferred Units” are to cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 1, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 3, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 5, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 7 of the Holding LP, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 9 of the Holding LP, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 11 of the Holding LP, cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 13 of the Holding LP and cumulative class A preferred limited partnership units, series 14 of the Holding LP, respectively;
our “utilities operations” refer to our interests in an Australian export terminal, South American electricity transmission operations in Brazil and natural gas distribution operation in Colombia, European regulated distribution operation in the U.K. and South American natural gas transmission operation, as described in Item 4.B “Business Overview—Our Operations—Utilities—Overview”; and
“Voting Agreements” are to the voting arrangements described in Item 7.B “Related Party Transactions—Voting Agreements”.
On September 14, 2016, we completed a three-for-two split of our units by way of a subdivision of units (the “Unit Split”), whereby unitholders received an additional one-half of a unit for each unit held, resulting in the issuance of approximately 115 million additional units. Our preferred units were not affected by the Unit Split. All historical per unit disclosures have been adjusted to effect for the change in units due to the Unit Split.
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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This annual report on Form 20-F contains certain “forward-looking statements” and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws concerning our business and operations. The forward-looking statements and information also relate to, among other things, our business, operations, objectives, goals, strategies, intentions, plans, beliefs, expectations and estimates and anticipated events or trends. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements and information by terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “likely,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “continue,” “plan,” “potential,” “objective,” “tend,” “seek,” “target,” “foresee,” “aim to,” “outlook,” “endeavor,” “will,” “would” and “should” or the negative of those terms or other comparable terminology. In particular, our statements with respect to the continuity plans and preparedness measures we have implemented in response to the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic and its expected impact on our businesses, operations, earnings and results are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements and information are not historical facts but reflect our current expectations regarding future results or events and are based on information currently available to us and on assumptions we believe are reasonable.
Although we believe that our anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements and information are based on reasonable assumptions and expectations, the reader should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information because they involve assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and information. These beliefs, assumptions and expectations can change as a result of many possible events or factors, not all of which are known to us or are within our control. If a change occurs, our business, financial condition, liquidity and results of operations and our plans and strategies may vary materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements and information herein.
Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by our forward-looking statements and information include, without limitation:
commodity risks;
alternative technologies could impact the demand for, or use of, the businesses and assets that we own and operate and could impair or eliminate the competitive advantage of our businesses and assets;
acquisitions may subject us to additional risks and the expected benefits of our acquisitions may not materialize;
the competitive market for acquisition opportunities and the inability to identify and complete acquisitions as planned;
pending acquisitions, dispositions and other transactions may not be completed on the timeframe or in the manner contemplated, or at all;
our ability to renew existing contracts and win additional contracts with existing or potential customers;
deployment of capital for our committed backlog and other projects we are pursuing may be delayed, curtailed or redirected altogether;
timing and price for the completion of unfinished projects;
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infrastructure operations may require substantial capital expenditures;
exposure to environmental risks, including increasing environmental legislation and the broader impacts of climate change;
exposure to increased economic regulation and adverse regulatory decisions;
First Nations claims to land, adverse claims or governmental claims may adversely affect our infrastructure operations;
some of our current operations are held in the form of joint ventures or partnerships or through consortium arrangements;
some of our businesses operate in jurisdictions with less developed legal systems and could experience difficulties in obtaining effective legal redress, which creates uncertainties;
actions taken by national, state, or provincial governments, including nationalization, or the imposition of new taxes, could materially impact the financial performance or value of our assets;
reliance on technology and exposure to cyber-security attacks;
customers may default on their obligations;
reliance on tolling and revenue collection systems;
Brookfield’s influence over our partnership and our partnership’s dependence on the Service Provider;
the lack of an obligation of Brookfield to source acquisition opportunities for us;