Swank Capital and Cushing® Asset Management Announce Constituent Changes to the Cushing® MLP High Income Index

Swank Capital and Cushing® Asset Management Announce Constituent Changes to the Cushing® MLP High Income Index

Dallas, Texas (January 26, 2015) Swank Capital, LLC and Cushing® Asset Management, LP announce an interim change to the constituents of The Cushing® MLP High Income Index (the “Index”). Index constituent Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) previously entered a merger agreement with Access Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ACMP) wherein WPZ would become a subsidiary of ACMP (the “Merger”). Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, following the Merger closing after the market opens on February 2, 2015 (the “Distribution Date”), each publicly held WPZ Common Unit will be exchanged for 0.86672 ACMP Common Units, with ACMP continuing as the surviving entity following the Merger.

Accordingly, barring any unforeseen events, WPZ will be removed from the Index and replaced with Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE: CEQP) after the markets close on February 2, 2015. The changes will be effective on February 3, 2015.

The remaining constituents of the Index will be unaffected.


The Cushing® MLP High Income Index provides a benchmark that is designed to track the performance of 30 publicly traded energy and shipping master limited partnership (MLP) securities with an emphasis on current yield. The securities are chosen for inclusion according to a three-tier proprietary weighting system developed by Cushing® Asset Management, LP. The Cushing® MLP High Income Index is calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices and reported on a real-time basis under the Bloomberg ticker “MLPY”.


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® 30 MLP Index (Bloomberg Ticker: MLPX), The Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CMCI) and The Cushing® Upstream Energy Income Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CRTY). For more information, please visit www.swankcapital.com/the-cushing-indices.

For additional information contact:
Shane Hopkins

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

The Cushing® MLP High Income 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 maintain and calculate 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 S&P nor any of their affiliates sponsor and promote the Index and none shall be liable for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.