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Swank Capital and Cushing® MLP Asset Management Announce Rebalancing of the Cushing® MLP High Income Index

Dallas, Texas (October 4, 2013)   Swank Capital, LLC and Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP announced today upcoming changes to the constituents of The Cushing® MLP High Income Index (the “Index”) as part of normal index operations.  After the markets close on October 11, 2013, the 30 members of the Index will be adjusted and rebalanced and the changes will become effective on October 14, 2013.

Cushing® MLP High Income Index constituents, effective October 14, 2013:

Company Name

Ticker

Tier

Index Weight

Prior Tier

Navios Maritime Partners L.P.

NMM

1

5.0%

2

Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P.

EROC

1

5.0%

1

Linn Energy, LLC

LINE

1

5.0%

1

NuStar Energy, L.P.

NS

1

5.0%

1

BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P.

BBEP

1

5.0%

1

Memorial Production Partners LP

MEMP

1

5.0%

2

Atlas Resource Partners, L.P.

ARP

1

5.0%

1

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.

CLMT

1

5.0%

2

PVR Partners, L.P.

PVR

1

5.0%

1

Enbridge Energy Partners,  L.P.

EEP

1

5.0%

2

Natural Resource Partners, L.P.

NRP

2

3.5%

1

Capital Product Partners L.P.

CPLP

2

3.5%

3

NuStar GP Holdings, LLC

NSH

2

3.5%

1

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.

FGP

2

3.5%

1

EV Energy Partners, L.P.

EVEP

2

3.5%

1

AmeriGas Partners, L.P.

APU

2

3.5%

3

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, L.P.

BWP

2

3.5%

2

Inergy Midstream, L.P.

NRGM

2

3.5%

2

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.

ETP

2

3.5%

2

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

KMP

2

3.5%

N/A

Legacy Reserves LP

LGCY

3

1.5%

2

Suburban Propane Partners, L.P.

SPH

3

1.5%

2

Crosstex Energy, L.P.

XTEX

3

1.5%

3

Williams Partners, L.P.

WPZ

3

1.5%

3

TC PipeLines, LP

TCP

3

1.5%

3

Regency Energy Partners, L.P.

RGP

3

1.5%

2

Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P.

CQP

3

1.5%

N/A

Buckeye Partners, L.P.

BPL

3

1.5%

N/A

NGL Energy Partners LP

NGL

3

1.5%

3

Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P.

APL

3

1.5%

N/A

Constituents removed, effective October 14, 2013:

Company Name

Ticker

PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P.

PNG

Martin Midstream Partners L.P.

MMLP

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P.

TOO

Exterran Partners, L.P.

EXLP

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® MLP 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® MLP ASSET MANAGEMENT
Cushing® MLP 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 Index (Bloomberg Ticker:  CRTY).  For more information, please visit www.swankcapital.com/the-cushing-indices.

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The Cushing® MLP High Income Index (the “Index”) is the exclusive property of Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP, which has contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) (“S&P Dow Jones Indices”) to maintain and calculate the Index.  S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC); 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 Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP.  None of S&P Dow Jones Indices, SPFS, Dow Jones S&P or any of their affiliates sponsor or promote the Index and none shall be liable for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.

SOURCE Swank Capital, LLC; Cushing MLP Asset Management, LP

Swank Capital and Cushing® MLP Asset Management Announce Rebalancing of The Cushing® Upstream Energy Income Index

Dallas, Texas (September 27, 2013)  Swank Capital, LLC and Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP announced today upcoming changes to the constituents of The Cushing® Upstream Energy Income Index (the “Index”) as part of normal index operations.  After the markets close on October 4, 2013, the 25 constituents of the Index will be adjusted and rebalanced and the changes will become effective on October 7, 2013.

Cushing® Upstream Energy Index constituents effective October 7, 2013:

Company Name

Ticker

Index Weight

Status

BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P.

BBEP

7.50%

Existing

EV Energy Partners, L.P.

EVEP

7.50%

Existing

Legacy Reserves LP

LGCY

7.50%

Existing

Linn Energy, LLC

LINE

7.50%

Existing

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC

VNR

7.50%

Existing

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust

BPT

7.50%

Existing

Atlas Resource Partners, L.P.

ARP

5.97%

Existing

QR Energy, LP

QRE

5.10%

Existing

Memorial Production Partners LP

MEMP

4.34%

Existing

San Juan Basin Royalty Trust

SJT

3.62%

Existing

Sabine Royalty Trust

SBR

3.61%

Existing

Dorchester Minerals LP

DMLP

3.52%

Existing

SandRidge Mississippian Trust II

SDR

3.17%

Existing

Permian Basin Royalty Trust

PBT

3.16%

Existing

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust

CHKR

3.03%

Existing

Pacific Coast Oil Trust

ROYT

3.03%

Existing

SandRidge Permian Trust

PER

2.70%

Existing

Enduro Royalty Trust

NDRO

2.23%

Existing

Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP

MCEP

2.17%

Existing

LRR Energy, L.P.

LRE

2.01%

Existing

SandRidge Mississippian Trust I

SDT

1.80%

Existing

MV Oil Trust

MVO

1.63%

Existing

Hugoton Royalty Trust

HGT

1.47%

Existing

Voc Energy Trust

VOC

1.30%

Existing

Whiting USA Trust II

WHZ

1.14%

Existing

ABOUT THE CUSHING® UPSTREAM ENERGY INCOME INDEX
The Index is designed to track the performance of publicly traded U.S. royalty trusts and upstream exploration and production (“Upstream”) energy master limited partnerships (“MLPs”). The Index is currently comprised of 25 U.S. royalty trusts and Upstream MLPs, 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 U.S. royalty trusts and Upstream MLPs.  The Index is quoted under the Bloomberg ticker “CRTY” as well as on a total-return basis, using end of day pricing, under the ticker “CRTYTR”. For more information about the Index, please visit: www.swankcapital.com/the-cushing-indices.

ABOUT SWANK CAPITAL AND CUSHING® MLP ASSET MANAGEMENT
Cushing® MLP 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) and The Cushing® 30 MLP Index (Bloomberg Ticker:  MLPX). For more information, please visit www.swankcapital.com/the-cushing-indices.

The Cushing® Upstream Energy Index (the “Index”) is the exclusive property of Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP, which has contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) (“S&P Dow Jones Indices”) to maintain and calculate the Index.  S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC); 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 Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP.  None of S&P Dow Jones Indices, SPFS, Dow Jones S&P or any of their affiliates sponsor or promote the Index and none shall be liable for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.

SOURCE Cushing MLP Asset Management, LP; Swank Capital, LLC

Swank Capital and Cushing® MLP Asset Management Announce Rebalancing of The Cushing® 30 MLP Index

Dallas, Texas (September 13, 2013)   Swank Capital, LLC and Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP announced today upcoming changes to the constituents of The Cushing® 30 MLP Index (the “Index”) as part of normal index operations.  After the markets close on September 20, 2013, the 30 members of the Index will be adjusted and rebalanced to equal weights and the changes will become effective on September 23, 2013.

Cushing® 30 MLP Index constituents (effective September 23, 2013):

Company Name

Ticker

Index Weight

Status

Access Midstream Partners, L.P.

ACMP

3.33%

Existing

Alliance Holdings GP. L.P.

AHGP

3.33%

Existing

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.

ARLP

3.33%

Existing

AmeriGas Partners, L.P.

APU

3.33%

Existing

Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P.

APL

3.33%

Existing

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, L.P.

BWP

3.33%

Existing

Buckeye Partners, L.P.

BPL

3.33%

Existing

Crosstex Energy, Inc.

XTXI

3.33%

Existing

Crosstex Energy, L.P.

XTEX

3.33%

Existing

El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P.

EPB

3.33%

Existing

Enbridge Energy Partners,  L.P.

EEP

3.33%

Existing

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.

ETE

3.33%

Existing

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.

ETP

3.33%

Existing

Enterprise Products Partners, L.P.

EPD

3.33%

Existing

Genesis Energy, L.P.

GEL

3.33%

Existing

Inergy, L.P.

NRGY

3.33%

Existing

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

KMP

3.33%

Existing

Kinder Morgan, Inc.

KMI

3.33%

Existing

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.

MMP

3.33%

Existing

MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P.

MWE

3.33%

Existing

NuStar GP Holdings, LLC

NSH

3.33%

Existing

ONEOK Partners, L.P.

OKS

3.33%

Existing

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.

PAA

3.33%

Existing

Spectra Energy Partners, LP

SEP

3.33%

Existing

Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P.

SXL

3.33%

Existing

Targa Resources Partners, L.P.

NGLS

3.33%

Existing

Targa Resources Corp.

TRGP

3.33%

Existing

Tesoro Logistics LP

TLLP

3.33%

Existing

Western Gas Partners, L.P.

WES

3.33%

Existing

Williams Partners, L.P.

WPZ

3.33%

Existing

ABOUT THE CUSHING® 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 proprietary fundamental scoring model developed by Cushing® MLP 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” and FactSet ticker “MLPX-CME”.

ABOUT SWANK CAPITAL AND CUSHING® MLP ASSET MANAGEMENT
Cushing® MLP 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) and The Cushing® Upstream Energy Index (Bloomberg Ticker:  CRTY).  For more information, please visit www.swankcapital.com/the-cushing-indices.

The Cushing® 30 MLP Index (the “Index”) is the exclusive property of Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP, which has contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) (“S&P Dow Jones Indices”) to maintain and calculate the Index.  S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC); 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 Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP.  None of S&P Dow Jones Indices, SPFS, Dow Jones S&P or any of their affiliates sponsor or promote the Index and none shall be liable for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.

SOURCE Cushing MLP Asset Management, LP; Swank Capital, LLC

Swank Capital and Cushing® MLP Asset Management Announce Rebalancing of The Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index

Dallas, Texas (September 13, 2013)  Swank Capital, LLC and Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP announced today upcoming changes to the constituents of The Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index (the “Index”) as part of normal index operations.  After the markets close on September 20, 2013, the 30 members of the Index will be adjusted and rebalanced and the changes will become effective on September 23, 2013.

Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index constituents (effective September 23, 2013):

Company Name

Ticker

Index Weight

Status

Enterprise Products Partners, L.P.

EPD

7.50%

Existing

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

KMP

7.50%

Existing

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.

PAA

7.50%

Existing

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.

ETP

7.39%

Existing

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.

ETE

7.12%

Existing

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.

MMP

6.44%

Existing

MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P.

MWE

4.79%

Existing

Williams Partners, L.P.

WPZ

4.17%

Existing

Kinder Morgan Management, LLC

KMR

4.04%

Existing

ONEOK Partners, L.P.

OKS

3.83%

Existing

Buckeye Partners, L.P.

BPL

3.31%

Existing

Enbridge Energy Partners,  L.P.

EEP

3.19%

Existing

Linn Energy, LLC

LINE

2.85%

Existing

El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P.

EPB

2.83%

Existing

Access Midstream Partners, L.P.

ACMP

2.81%

Existing

Targa Resources Partners, L.P.

NGLS

2.43%

Existing

Regency Energy Partners, L.P.

RGP

2.43%

Existing

Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P.

SXL

2.31%

Existing

Western Gas Partners, L.P.

WES

1.90%

Existing

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, L.P.

BWP

1.81%

Existing

Genesis Energy, L.P.

GEL

1.72%

Existing

DCP Midstream Partners, L.P.

DPM

1.66%

Existing

AmeriGas Partners, L.P.

APU

1.55%

Existing

NuStar Energy, L.P.

NS

1.49%

Existing

Targa Resources Corp.

TRGP

1.38%

Existing

Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P.

APL

1.38%

Existing

Suburban Propane Partners, L.P.

SPH

1.37%

Existing

TC PipeLines, LP

TCP

1.12%

New

PVR Partners, L.P.

PVR

1.09%

Existing

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC

VNR

1.09%

Existing

Constituent removed, effective September 23, 2013:

Company Name

Ticker

Inergy, L.P.

NRGY

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 master limited partnerships (MLPs).  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 MLPs.  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 SWANK CAPITAL AND CUSHING® MLP ASSET MANAGEMENT

Cushing® MLP 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 High Income Index (Bloomberg Ticker:  MLPY) and The Cushing® Upstream Energy Index (Bloomberg Ticker:  CRTY).  For more information, please visit www.swankcapital.com/the-cushing-indices.

Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index (the “Index”) is the exclusive property of Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP, which has contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) (“S&P Dow Jones Indices”) to maintain and calculate the Index.  S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC); 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 Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP.  None of S&P Dow Jones Indices, SPFS, Dow Jones S&P or any of their affiliates sponsor or promote the Index and none shall be liable for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.

SOURCE Cushing MLP Asset Management, LP; Swank Capital, LLC