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Salient Midstream & MLP Fund Announces its Net Asset Value as of December 31, 2012 and Provides Fund Update

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HOUSTON, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Midstream & MLP Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: SMM) released today its net asset value (NAV) as of December 31, 2012 and provided an update on the Fund's current portfolio. 

As of December 31, 2012, the Fund's net assets were $182.4 million and the net asset value per share was $19.24. The Fund's net assets on November 30, 2012 were $183.4 million and the net asset value per share was $19.40. On December 31, 2012, the closing share price of the Fund was $18.70, which represents a 2.9% discount to the NAV. 

As of December 31, 2012, the advisor has invested the Fund in long-term investments as shown in the pie chart below:

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Also as of December 31, 2012, the Fund's 10 largest consolidated holdings were:

 

Company

Sector

Shares

Amount

(in millions)

Percent of

Consolidated
Gross Assets

Enterprise Products Partners, LP*

MLP

436,882

$21.9

8.4%

Kinder Morgan Management, LLC

MLP Affiliate

272,425

$20.6

7.9%

Williams Companies, Inc.

Midstream Company

547,900

$17.9

6.9%

Plains All American Pipeline, LP

MLP

370,000

$16.7

6.4%

El Paso Pipeline Partners, LP*

MLP

375,767

$13.9

5.3%

Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Midstream Company

392,078

$13.9

5.3%

LinnCo, LLC

MLP Affiliate

328,000

$11.9

4.5%

Teekay Offshore Partners, LP

Marine Midstream

442,281

$11.5

4.4%

Enbridge Energy Management, LLC

MLP Affiliate

387,399

$11.2

4.3%

Crosstex Energy, Inc.

Midstream Company

733,805

$10.5

4.0%


*Held indirectly through the wholly owned C-Corporation, Salient Midstream & MLP Fund, Inc.



The Fund's consolidated unaudited balance sheet as of December 31, 2012, is shown below:

 



Salient Midstream & MLP Fund



Consolidated Balance Sheet



December 31, 2012



(Unaudited)







Assets

(in millions)



Investments1

$256.4



Cash and Cash Equivalents

2.2



Receivable for Investments Sold

1.9



Hedging and Other Assets

0.1



Total Assets

260.6



Liabilities




Line of Credit Payable2

75.2



Derivatives – Short positions

0.0



Other Liabilities

2.9



Total Liabilities

78.1



Net Assets

$182.4






The Fund had 9.5 million common shares outstanding as of December 31, 2012.

1Investments include the gross underlying investments within the Salient Midstream & MLP Fund, Inc.
(C-Corporation) of $65 million.

2 The line of credit payable includes the C-Corporation's $15.7M outstanding line as of December 31,
2012.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Salient Midstream & MLP Fund is a Delaware statutory trust registered as a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The Fund's investment objective is to provide a high level of total return with an emphasis on making quarterly cash distributions to its common shareholders. The Fund seeks to achieve that objective by investing at least 80% of its total assets in securities of MLPs and midstream companies. There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the U.S. federal securities laws. Generally, the words "believe," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "project," "will," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future results to differ significantly from the Fund's present expectations or projections indicated in any forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, changes in economic and political conditions; regulatory and legal changes; leverage risk; valuation risk; interest rate risk; tax risk; the volume of sales and purchase of shares; the continuation of investment advisory, administration and other service arrangements; and other risks discussed in the Fund's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Fund undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein. There is no assurance that the Fund's investment objective will be attained.

CONTACT:

Chris Moon
JCPR 
cmoon@jcprinc.com 
973-850-7304

Salient Capital Advisors, LLC
Investor Relations 
mlpinfo@salientpartners.com
800-809-0525

SOURCE Salient Midstream & MLP Fund



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