Swank Capital and Cushing® Asset Management Announce The Cushing® Upstream Energy Income Index Termination

Swank Capital and Cushing® Asset Management Announce The Cushing® Upstream Energy Income Index Termination

Dallas, Texas (May 24, 2017) Swank Capital, LLC, and Cushing Asset Management, LP, announce the forthcoming termination of the Cushing Upstream Energy Income Index (the “Index”). The decision to terminate the Index was based primarily upon the fact that the number of potential Index constituents has declined significantly since Index inception due to consolidations, bankruptcies and delistings amongst Upstream MLPs and non-MLP royalty trusts. The Index will be terminated after the markets close on May 31, 2017. No price or total return Index levels will be published after that date.

*** There will be no changes to any of the other Cushing Indices. ***


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 comprised of 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 and reported on a real-time basis under the Bloomberg ticker “CRTY”.


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 visit https://www.cushingasset.com/indices.


Judson Redmond 214-692-6334

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

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.