Alerian Announces Real-Time Launch of Two Indices

DALLAS, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alerian announced today the real-time launch of two indices tracking the North American Energy Infrastructure and Master Limited Partnership (MLP) sectors. Designed in response to the evolving needs of industry stakeholders, the Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index (AMEI) and the Alerian MLP Equal Weight Index (AMZE) provide investors, management teams, and analysts with new benchmarks encompassing a broader range of capitalization, asset, and geographic exposure.

The Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index (AMEI)
The AMEI is a composite of 30 core energy infrastructure companies in North America. The index provides diversified exposure to MLPs, MLP affiliates, and corporations with midstream operations.

"With interest rates continuing to hover at historic lows, the defining investment shift over the last few years has been toward real assets that generate real, or inflation-protected, returns," said President and CEO Kenny Feng. "For those retail and institutional investors that have participated in this shift via ownership of energy infrastructure assets, the AMEI will be the transparent and intuitive benchmark that MLP stakeholders have come to expect from Alerian."

The Alerian MLP Equal Weight Index (AMZE)
The AMZE is an equal-weighted version of the leading MLP benchmark, the Alerian MLP Index (AMZ). It has the same 50 constituents as the AMZ, but each constituent is rebalanced to a 2% weight on a quarterly basis.

"In different economic cycles, companies of a certain size or sector have greater potential to outperform," said Feng. "Because it offers higher exposure to small- and mid-cap MLPs and provides a more balanced MLP sector weighting, the AMZE will be especially useful for tactical asset allocation investors."

The indices will be disseminated real time on a price-return basis and a total-return basis. Relevant data points such as dividend yield will be published weekly.

Index Name

Price Return

Total Return

Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index

AMEI

AMEIX

Alerian Equal Weight Index

AMZE

AMZEX

Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index (AMEI) Constituents
Weightings as of April 5, 2013

Name

Ticker

Exchange

Weight

AltaGas Ltd

ALA

TSX

2.75%

Atmos Energy Corp

ATO

NYSE

2.15%

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP

BWP

NYSE

3.71%

Canadian Utilities Ltd

CU

TSX

2.83%

CenterPoint Energy Inc

CNP

NYSE

2.28%

Crosstex Energy Inc

XTXI

NASDAQ

4.25%

Dominion Resources Inc

D

NYSE

2.23%

Emera Inc

EMA

TSX

2.78%

Enbridge Inc

ENB

TSX

4.83%

Energy Transfer Partners LP

ETP

NYSE

3.59%

Enterprise Products Partners LP

EPD

NYSE

3.57%

Gibson Energy Inc

GEI

TSX

2.82%

Keyera Corp

KEY

TSX

2.85%

Kinder Morgan Inc

KMI

NYSE

4.19%

Magellan Midstream Partners LP

MMP

NYSE

3.52%

MarkWest Energy Partners LP

MWE

NYSE

3.44%

New Jersey Resources Corp

NJR

NYSE

2.08%

NiSource Inc

NI

NYSE

2.20%

OGE Energy Corp

OGE

NYSE

2.45%

ONEOK Inc

OKE

NYSE

4.40%

Pembina Pipeline Corp

PPL

TSX

2.81%

Plains All American Pipeline LP

PAA

NYSE

3.50%

Questar Corp

STR

NYSE

2.14%

SemGroup Corp

SEMG

NYSE

4.33%

Spectra Energy Corp

SE

NYSE

4.27%

Targa Resources Corp

TRGP

NYSE

4.57%

TransCanada Corp

TRP

TSX

4.80%

Veresen Inc

VSN

TSX

2.84%

Western Gas Partners LP

WES

NYSE

3.39%

Williams Cos Inc

WMB

NYSE

4.44%

Alerian MLP Equal Weight Index (AMZE) Constituents
Weightings as of April 5, 2013

Name

Ticker

Exchange

Weight

Access Midstream Partners LP

ACMP

NYSE

1.95%

Alliance Resource Partners LP

ARLP

NASD

2.01%

AmeriGas Partners LP

APU

NYSE

1.98%

Atlas Pipeline Partners LP

APL

NYSE

2.04%

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP

BWP

NYSE

2.09%

BreitBurn Energy Partners LP

BBEP

NASD

2.00%

Buckeye Partners LP

BPL

NYSE

1.96%

Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP

CLMT

NASD

1.78%

Copano Energy LLC

CPNO

NASD

2.07%

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP

CMLP

NYSE

1.89%

Crosstex Energy LP

XTEX

NASD

2.12%

DCP Midstream Partners LP

DPM

NYSE

2.07%

El Paso Pipeline Partners LP

EPB

NYSE

2.00%

Enbridge Energy Partners LP

EEP

NYSE

2.02%

Energy Transfer Equity LP

ETE

NYSE

1.93%

Energy Transfer Partners LP

ETP

NYSE

2.02%

Enterprise Products Partners LP

EPD

NYSE

2.01%

EV Energy Partners LP

EVEP

NASD

1.96%

Exterran Partners LP

EXLP

NASD

2.13%

Ferrellgas Partners LP

FGP

NYSE

1.83%

Genesis Energy LP

GEL

NYSE

1.86%

Holly Energy Partners LP

HEP

NYSE

1.77%

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP

KMP

NYSE

2.02%

Kinder Morgan Management LLC

KMR

NYSE

2.05%

Legacy Reserves LP

LGCY

NASD

2.10%

Linn Energy LLC

LINE

NASD

1.94%

Magellan Midstream Partners LP

MMP

NYSE

1.99%

MarkWest Energy Partners LP

MWE

NYSE

1.94%

Martin Midstream Partners LP

MMLP

NASD

2.15%

Natural Resources Partners LP

NRP

NYSE

2.08%

Navios Maritime Partners LP

NMM

NYSE

1.96%

NuStar Energy LP

NS

NYSE

2.07%

NuStar GP Holdings LLC

NSH

NYSE

2.16%

ONEOK Partners LP

OKS

NYSE

2.06%

PAA Natural Gas Storage LP

PNG

NYSE

2.12%

Plains All American Pipeline LP

PAA

NYSE

1.98%

PVR Partners LP

PNG

NYSE

2.05%

QR Energy LP

QRE

NYSE

2.02%

Regency Energy Partners LP

RGP

NYSE

2.09%

Spectra Energy Partners LP

SEP

NYSE

1.87%

Suburban Propane Partners LP

SPH

NYSE

2.12%

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP

SXL

NYSE

1.79%

Targa Resources Partners LP

NGLS

NYSE

2.04%

TC Pipelines LP

TCP

NASD

2.05%

Teekay LNG Partners LP

TGP

NYSE

2.04%

Teekay Offshore Partners LP

TOO

NYSE

2.05%

Tesoro Logistics LP

TLLP

NYSE

1.85%

Vanguard Natural Resources LLC

VNR

NYSE

1.96%

Western Gas Partners LP

WES

NYSE

1.91%

Williams Partners LP

WPZ

NYSE

2.05%

About Alerian
Alerian is an independent company that provides objective market information. The company is a leader in MLP and energy infrastructure market intelligence, providing benchmarks, data sets, and analytics that are used extensively by a range of industry stakeholders such as management teams, investment professionals, research analysts, and national media. The Alerian Index Series is used to analyze relative performance and to create index tracking funds. Over $13 billion is directly tied to Alerian's indices, including the leading benchmark of MLP equities: the Alerian MLP Index (AMZ). For more information, please visit www.alerian.com.

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