Dallas, Texas (October 20, 2017) Swank Capital, LLC and Cushing® Asset Management, LP announce an upcoming interim change to the constituents of The Cushing® Utility Index (the “Index”). The Cushing® 30 MLP Index (the “Sub-Index”) announced today that after the market closes on October 27, 2017, and effective October 30, 2017, Index constituent Western Refining Logistics, LP (NYSE: WNRL) will be removed from the Sub-Index and replaced with Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE: BWP). Consequently, per the Index’s Methodology Guide, after the market closes on October 27, 2017, and effective October 30, 2017, BWP will replace WNRL in the Index at WNRL’s then-current weight in the Index.
There will be no changes to the remaining constituents of the Index.
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 https://www.cushingasset.com/indices.
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 Swank Capital, LLC, and 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.