Dallas, Texas (February 19, 2015) Swank Capital, LLC and Cushing® Asset Management, LP announce an interim change to the constituents of The Cushing® MLP High Income Index (the “Index”). Per the Index’s methodology guide, a constituent change due to a distribution cut will take place at the earlier of the ex-date or the end of the current month. Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) will replace Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NASDAQ: VNR) as a constituent of the Index due to the February 17, 2015, announcement by VNR of a reduction in its monthly distribution. The constituent change will take place after the market closes on February 26, 2015 (the VNR distribution ex-date) and will become effective on February 27, 2015.
The remaining constituents of the Index will be unaffected.
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 publicly traded energy and shipping master limited partnership (MLP) securities with an emphasis on current yield. The securities are chosen for inclusion according to a three-tier 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 ticker “MLPY”.
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® 30 MLP Index (Bloomberg Ticker: MLPX), The Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CMCI) and The Cushing® Upstream Energy Income Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CRTY). For more information, please visit www.swankcapital.com/the-cushing-indices.
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Source: Cushing® Asset Management, LP and Swank Capital, LLC
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