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

DALLAS, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 March 15, 2013, the 30 members of the Index will be adjusted and rebalanced to equal weights and the changes will become effective on March 18, 2013.

Cushing® 30 MLP Index constituents (effective March 8, 2013):

Company Name

Ticker

Index Weight

Status

Access Midstream Partners, L.P.

ACMP

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

Buckeye Partners, L.P.

BPL

3.33%

Existing

Copano Energy, LLC

CPNO

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

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

Natural Resource Partners, L.P.

NRP

3.33%

Existing

NuStar GP Holdings, LLC

NSH

3.33%

Existing

ONEOK Partners, L.P.

OKS

3.33%

Existing

PVR Partners, L.P.

PVR

3.33%

Existing

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.

PAA

3.33%

Existing

Regency Energy Partners, L.P.

RGP

3.33%

Existing

Suburban Propane Partners, L.P.

SPH

3.33%

Existing

Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P.

SXL

3.33%

Existing

Targa Resources Corp.

TRGP

3.33%

Existing

Targa Resources Partners, L.P.

NGLS

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 and Swank Capital, LLC



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