Dallas, Texas (July 22, 2019) Cushing® Asset Management, LP, and Swank Capital, LLC, announce an upcoming interim change to constituents of The Cushing® MLP High Income Index (the “Index”). On May 7, 2019, Index constituents Andeavor Logistics LP (NYSE: ANDX) and MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) and related entities entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (“Merger Agreement”) that would result in ANDX common units ceasing to be publicly traded, subject to the approval of the holders of at least a majority of the ANDX common units. On June 28, 2019, ANDX publicly announced that entities holding a majority of common units of ANDX have agreed to deliver written consents approving the Merger Agreement and, accordingly, the merger may be completed as soon as July 30, 2019. Per the Index’s methodology guide, this event will result in a constituent replacement. Accordingly, after the market closes on July 29, 2019, and effective on July 30, 2019, Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) will replace ANDX as a constituent of the Index at ANDX’s then-current weight.
There will be no changes to the remaining constituents of the Index due to this event.
ABOUT THE CUSHING® MLP HIGH INCOME INDEX
The Cushing® MLP High Income Index provides a
benchmark that is designed to track the performance of 30 higher-yielding publicly
traded midstream energy infrastructure companies, including master limited partnerships
(MLPs) and non-MLP energy midstream corporations (each, a “Midstream Company”
and collectively, “Midstream Companies”). Constituents are chosen according to
a three-tiered 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
ABOUT CUSHING® ASSET MANAGEMENT AND SWANK CAPITAL
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, providing active management in markets where inefficiencies exist.
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), 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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