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

DALLAS, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Swank Capital, LLC and Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP announced today that the 30 members of the Cushing® MLP High Income Index will be rebalanced after the close of market trading on October 12, 2012 as part of normal index operations.

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Cushing® MLP High Income Index constituents, effective October 15, 2012:

Company Name

Ticker

Tier

Index Weight

Prior Tier

Ferrellgas Partners  LP

FGP

1

5.0%

1

Natural Resource Partners LP

NRP

1

5.0%

2

Breitburn Energy Partners LP

BBEP

1

5.0%

1

Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP

EROC

1

5.0%

1

Buckeye Partners LP

BPL

1

5.0%

2

Energy Transfer Partners LP

ETP

1

5.0%

1

Nustar Energy LP

NS

1

5.0%

2

Penn Virginia Resource Partners LP

PVR

1

5.0%

1

Vanguard Natural Resources LLC

VNR

1

5.0%

1

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP

BWP

1

5.0%

2

Navios Maritime Partners LP

NMM

2

3.5%

2

QR Energy LP

QRE

2

3.5%

3

Crosstex Energy LP

XTEX

2

3.5%

2

Suburban Propane Partners  LP

SPH

2

3.5%

3

Regency Energy Partners LP

RGP

2

3.5%

2

Cheniere Energy Partners LP

CQP

2

3.5%

3

Teekay Offshore Partners LP

TOO

2

3.5%

3

Enbridge Energy Partners  LP

EEP

2

3.5%

3

Teekay LNG Partners LP

TGP

2

3.5%

N/A

Calumet Specialty Product Partners, LP

CLMT

2

3.5%

1

Capital Product Partners LP

CPLP

3

1.5%

3

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP

CMLP

3

1.5%

N/A

Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners LP

PSE

3

1.5%

N/A

Legacy Reserves LP

LGCY

3

1.5%

2

Amerigas Partners  LP

APU

3

1.5%

3

Linn Energy LLC

LINE

3

1.5%

3

Copano Energy LLC

CPNO

3

1.5%

1

Atlas Pipeline Partners LP

APL

3

1.5%

3

Spectra Energy Partners LP

SEP

3

1.5%

N/A

Targa Resources Partners LP

NGLS

3

1.5%

N/A

Constituents removed, effective October 15, 2012:

Company Name

Ticker

Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP

RNF

CVR Partners LP

UAN

Exterran Partners LP

EXLP

Inergy LP

NRGY

TC Pipelines LP

TCP

The Cushing® MLP High Income Index tracks 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 Standard & Poor's and reported on a real-time basis under the Bloomberg ticker "MLPY" and FactSet ticker "MLPH-CME".

ABOUT CUSHING® MLP ASSET MANAGEMENT, LP.

Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP ("Cushing"), a subsidiary of Swank Capital, 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 the sponsor of The Cushing® 30 MLP Index, a North American energy infrastructure index comprised of 30 equally weighted publicly traded MLPs.  The Cushing® 30 MLP Index is calculated by Standard & Poor's and reported under the Bloomberg ticker "MLPX" and FactSet Ticker "MLPX-CME".  Additionally, Cushing is the sponsor for Cushing® Royalty Trust and Upstream MLP Index which tracks the performance of 25 publicly traded U.S. royalty trusts and upstream exploration and production ("E&P") energy MLPs.  The Cushing® Royalty Trust and Upstream MLP Index is calculated by Standard & Poor's and reported under the Bloomberg ticker "CRTY" and FactSet ticker "CRTY-CME".  Cushing continues to expand its platform of energy income investment products, leveraging extensive industry contacts and unparalleled research depth to drive both passive and actively managed investment opportunities for individual and institutional investors.  Cushing seeks to identify and exploit investment niches it believes are generally less understood and less followed by the broader investor community.

For additional information contact:
Gavin Worthy
214-692-6334
www.swankcapital.com

The Cushing® MLP High Income Index (the "Index") is the exclusive property of Cushing MLP Asset Management, LP, which has contracted with S&P to maintain and calculate the Index.  Standard & Poor's® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC. "Calculated by S&P Custom Indices" and its related stylized mark(s) are service marks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and have been licensed for use by Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP.  S&P and its affiliates shall have no liability for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.

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



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