Dallas, Texas (April 19, 2017) Swank Capital, LLC and Cushing® Asset Management, LP announce a potential interim change to the constituents of The Cushing® 30 MLP Index (the “Index”). Index constituent Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) previously entered into a merger agreement with Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL), also an Index constituent, wherein SXL would acquire ETP, subject to the approval of ETP unitholders. A special meeting of ETP unitholders is scheduled for April 26, 2017, commencing at 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time for the purpose of considering and voting on the proposed acquisition.
If the acquisition is approved, ETP will be removed from the Index after the markets close on April 26, 2017, and replaced with Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE: BWP) at ETP’s then-current weight. The change will be effective April 27, 2017.
It is further expected that, following the consummation of the merger, SXL will change its name to “Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.” and will apply to list its common units on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “ETP”. If the name and ticker changes are made, SXL will remain a constituent of the Index under the new name and ticker at the same weight as before the change.
The remaining constituents of the Index will be unaffected.
If the acquisition is not approved, there will be no change to the constituents of the Index.
ABOUT THE CUSHING® MLP INDEX
The Cushing® 30 MLP Index tracks the performance of 30 publicly traded MLP securities that hold midstream energy infrastructure assets in North America, chosen according to a proprietary fundamental scoring model developed by Cushing® Asset Management, LP to rank MLPs for potential inclusion in the Index. The Index price level is calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices and reported on a real-time basis under the Bloomberg ticker “MLPX”.
ABOUT SWANK CAPITAL AND CUSHING® ASSET MANAGEMENT
Cushing® Asset Management, LP (“Cushing”), a subsidiary of Swank Capital, LLC, is an SEC-registered investment adviser headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Cushing serves as investment adviser to affiliated funds and managed accounts which invest primarily in securities of MLPs and other natural resource companies.
Cushing is also dedicated to serving the needs of MLP and energy income investors by sponsoring a variety of industry benchmarks, including The Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CMCI), The Cushing® MLP High Income Index (Bloomberg Ticker: MLPY) and The Cushing® Upstream Energy Income Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CRTY). For more information, please visit http://www.cushingasset.com/indices.
Source: Cushing® Asset Management, LP and Swank Capital, LLC
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