Dallas, Texas (June 8, 2020) Cushing® Asset Management, LP, and Swank Capital, LLC, announce an upcoming interim change to the constituents of The Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index (the “Index”). On February 26, 2020, Index constituent EQM Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: EQM) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (“Merger Agreement”) with Equitrans Midstream Corporation (NYSE: ETRN) and affiliated companies that would result in EQM common shares ceasing to be publicly traded, subject to the approval of the holders of EQM common units and ETRN common shares. Special meetings of EQM limited partners and ETRN shareholders will be held on June 15, 2020, for the purpose of voting on the Merger Agreement. Per the Index’s methodology guide, this event will result in a constituent replacement. Accordingly, after the market closes on June 15, 2020, and effective on June 16, 2020, USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE: USAC) will replace EQM as a constituent of the Index at EQM’s then-current weight.
There will be no changes to the remaining constituents of the Index due to this event.
ABOUT THE CUSHING® MLP MARKET CAP INDEX
The Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index provides a benchmark that is designed to track the performance of widely held midstream energy infrastructure companies, including master limited partnerships (MLPs) and non-MLP midstream corporations (each, a “Midstream Company” and collectively, “Midstream Companies”). The Index is 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 while the constituents are selected from the entire universe of publicly traded Midstream Companies. The Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index is calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices and reported on a real-time basis under the Bloomberg ticker “CMCI”.
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) and The Cushing® MLP High Income Index (Bloomberg Ticker: MLPY). For more information, please visit https://www.cushingasset.com/indices.
Source: Cushing® Asset Management, LP, and Swank Capital, LLC
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