Swank Capital and Cushing® Asset Management Announce Rebalancing of The Cushing® Utility Index

Swank Capital and Cushing® Asset Management Announce Rebalancing of The Cushing® Utility Index

Dallas, Texas (March 22, 2018) Swank Capital, LLC, and Cushing® Asset Management, LP, announce today the upcoming rebalancing of The Cushing® Utility Index (the “Index”) as part of normal index operations. After the markets close on March 29, 2018, the constituents of the Index will be rebalanced, and the following changes will become effective on April 2, 2018:

Cushing® Utility Index constituents, effective April 2, 2018:

Company Name Ticker Index Weight Status
SCANA Corporation SCG 4.70% Existing
PPL Corporation PPL 4.47% Existing
The Southern Company SO 3.93% Existing
Dominion Energy, Inc. D 3.62% Existing
The AES Corporation AES 3.60% Existing
Duke Energy Corporation DUK 3.46% Existing
Entergy Corporation ETR 3.35% Existing
FirstEnergy Corp. FE 3.17% Existing
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. CNP 3.07% Existing
Edison International EIX 2.86% Existing
Consolidated Edison, Inc. ED 2.76% Existing
American Electric Power Company, Inc. AEP 2.73% Existing
Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. PEG 2.73% Existing
Exelon Corporation EXC 2.67% Existing
WEC Energy Group, Inc. WEC 2.67% Existing
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation PNW 2.65% Existing
Eversource Energy ES 2.60% Existing
DTE Energy Company DTE 2.56% Existing
Xcel Energy Inc. XEL 2.55% Existing
Alliant Energy Corporation LNT 2.51% Existing
NiSource Inc. NI 2.50% Existing
Ameren Corporation AEE 2.46% Existing
CMS Energy Corporation CMS 2.41% Existing
Sempra Energy SRE 2.40% Existing
NextEra Energy, Inc. NEE 2.06% Existing
Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. AHGP 2.00% NEW
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. ARLP 2.00% Existing
EnLink Midstream Partners, LP ENLK 2.00% Existing
Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP TEP 2.00% Existing
DCP Midstream, LP DCP 2.00% Existing
Andeavor Logistics LP ANDX 2.00% Existing
Spectra Energy Partners, LP SEP 2.00% Existing
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. ETE 2.00% Existing
Western Gas Partners, L.P. WES 2.00% Existing
Tallgrass Energy GP, LP TEGP 2.00% NEW
MPLX LP MPLX 2.00% NEW
Sunoco LP SUN 2.00% NEW
American Water Works Company, Inc. AWK 1.51% Existing


Constituents removed, effective April 2, 2018:

Company Name Ticker
Buckeye Partners, L.P. BPL
CNX Midstream Partners LP CNXM
Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. EPD
Summit Midstream Partners, LP SMLP

ABOUT THE CUSHING® UTILITY INDEX

The Cushing® Utility Index tracks the performance of widely held companies engaged in electric, gas and water utility services as well as master limited partnerships (MLPs) engaged in storage and transportation of oil, natural gas, coal and consumable fuels. Constituents of the Index are weighted based on current yield. The Index price level is calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices and reported on a real-time basis under the Bloomberg ticker “CUTI”.

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 investors by sponsoring a variety of benchmarks, including The Cushing® 30 MLP Index (Bloomberg Ticker: MLPX), The Cushing® 30 MLP Market Cap Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CMCI), The Cushing® MLP High Income Index (Bloomberg Ticker: MLPY), The Cushing® Energy Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CENI), The Cushing® Energy Supply Chain Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CSCI) and The Cushing® Transportation Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CTRI). For more information, please visit http://www.cushingasset.com/indices.

Contact:

Judson Redmond

214-692-6334

www.cushingasset.com

Source: Cushing® Asset Management, LP, and Swank Capital, LLC

The Cushing® Utility Index (the “Index”) is the exclusive property of Swank Capital, LLC, and Cushing Asset Management, LP, which have contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) (“S&P Dow Jones Indices”) to calculate and maintain the Index.  S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“SPFS”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and, these trademarks have been licensed to S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices” and its related stylized mark(s) have been licensed for use by Cushing Asset Management, LP. Neither S&P Dow Jones Indices, SPFS, Dow Jones nor any of their affiliates sponsor and promote the Index and none shall be liable for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.