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Alerian Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary of the Alerian MLP Index

DALLAS, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alerian announced today the five-year anniversary of the Alerian MLP Index (NYSE: AMZ), the first real-time and leading benchmark for the energy Master Limited Partnership (MLP) asset class.

The Alerian MLP Index has been adopted as the performance composite for MLPs by management teams in their corporate presentations, media outlets in their coverage of MLP trends, sell-side research analysts in their periodic sector reports, institutional investors in their client portfolio updates, and boards of directors in their executive compensation analyses.

"We would like to thank the MLP industry for its broad ongoing support of the AMZ since the index's launch in 2006," said Kenny Feng, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alerian. "We look forward to a continued partnership with the stakeholders of the MLP space to advance the understanding of this unique sector in the investment community."

Alerian also announced today the relocation of its corporate headquarters to 17Seventeen McKinney, a Granite Properties building, located at 1717 McKinney Avenue in uptown Dallas.

About Alerian

Alerian is an independent company that provides objective market information. The company is a leader in MLP-market intelligence, providing benchmarks, data sets, and analytics that are used extensively by a range of stakeholders such as investment banks, stock exchanges, investment professionals, consultants, and Master Limited Partnerships. The Alerian Index Series is used for the purposes of asset allocation, investment analysis, portfolio hedging, and the creation of index tracking funds. Alerian is widely known for maintaining the leading benchmark of MLP equities: the Alerian MLP Index (NYSE: AMZ). For more information, please visit www.alerian.com.

About the Alerian MLP Index

The Alerian MLP Index is a composite of the 50 most prominent energy Master Limited Partnerships that provides investors with an unbiased, comprehensive benchmark for this emerging asset class. The index, which is calculated using a float-adjusted, capitalization-weighted methodology, is disseminated real-time on a price-return basis (NYSE: AMZ) and on a total-return basis (NYSE: AMZX). For index values, yields, constituents, and announcements regarding rebalancings, please visit www.alerian.com.

SOURCE Alerian



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