Swank Capital and Cushing® Asset Management Announce Constituent Change to The Cushing® Upstream Energy Income Index

Swank Capital and Cushing® Asset Management Announce Constituent Change to The Cushing® Upstream Energy Income Index

Dallas, Texas (November 12, 2014)  Swank Capital, LLC and Cushing® Asset Management, LP announced an interim change to the constituents of The Cushing® Upstream Energy Income Index (the “Index”). Breitburn Energy Partners LP BBEP, +0.39% previously announced its intent to acquire current Index constituent QR Energy, LP, QRE, +0.20% in a unit-for-unit exchange. A special meeting of the unitholders of QRE is scheduled for November 18, 2014, for the purpose of approving the proposed acquisition. Should the acquisition be approved, QRE will be removed from the Index and replaced by SandRidge Mississippian Trust I SDT, +2.95% after the markets close on November 18, 2014. The change will be effective on November 19, 2014.


The Index is designed to track the performance of publicly traded U.S. royalty trusts and upstream exploration and production (“Upstream”) energy master limited partnerships (“MLPs”). The Index is currently comprised of 25 U.S. royalty trusts and Upstream MLPs, weighted on a float-adjusted market capitalization basis with the weight of each constituent capped at 7.5% at rebalance. The Index price level is calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices while the constituents are selected from the entire universe of publicly traded U.S. royalty trusts and Upstream MLPs. The Index is quoted under the Bloomberg ticker “CRTY” as well as on a total-return basis, using end of day pricing, under the ticker “CRTYTR”. For more information about the Index, please visit: www.swankcapital.com/the-cushing-indices.


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® 30 MLP Index (bloomberg ticker:MLPX). For more information, please visitwww.swankcapital.com/the-cushing-indices.

The Cushing® Upstream Energy Index (the “Index”) is the exclusive property of Cushing Asset Management, LP, which has 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.