Dallas, Texas (August 2, 2018) Swank Capital, LLC and Cushing® Asset Management, LP announce an upcoming interim change to the constituents of The Cushing® 30 MLP Index (the “Index”). On May 16, 2018, Index constituents The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) and Willams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger wherein WMB would acquire WPZ, subject to the consent of WPZ unitholders and the approval of the issuance of additional WMB stock by WMB shareholders. An affiliated company of WMB and WPZ holding a majority of limited partner interests in WPZ provided its consent for the transaction on May 16. A special meeting of WMB shareholders is scheduled for August 9, 2018, for the purpose of voting on the issuance of additional WMB stock to effect the merger. Per the Index’s methodology guide, after the market closes on August 9, 2018, and effective on August 10, 2018, Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) will replace WPZ as a constituent of the Index at WPZ’s then-current weight.
There will be no changes to the remaining constituents of the Index on that date.
ABOUT THE CUSHING® 30 MLP INDEX
The Cushing® 30 MLP Index tracks the performance of 30 publicly traded MLP securities that hold midstream energy infrastructure assets in North America, chosen according to a formula-based proprietary valuation model developed by Cushing® Asset Management, LP to rank MLPs for potential inclusion in the Index. The Index price level is calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices and reported on a real-time basis under the Bloomberg ticker “MLPX”.
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 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), The Cushing® Energy Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CENI), The Cushing® Energy Supply Chain Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CSCI), The Cushing® Transportation Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CTRI) and The Cushing® Utility Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CUTI). For more information, please visit https://www.cushingasset.com/indices.
Source: Cushing® Asset Management, LP and Swank Capital, LLC
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