Alerian Announces Niska Gas Storage Partners Added to the Alerian MLP Index

Dec 15, 2010, 08:36 ET from Alerian

DALLAS, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Alerian announced today that following the close of business on Friday, December 17, Niska Gas Storage Partners LLC (NYSE: NKA) will be added to the Alerian MLP Index (NYSE: AMZ).

Niska is the largest independent owner and operator of natural gas storage in North America, with strategically located assets in key natural gas producing and consuming regions.

NKA Shares Outstanding: 67,609,490

NKA Investable Weight Factor: 0.253662614523494

Dorchester Minerals LP (Nasdaq: DMLP) will be removed from the index following the close of business on December 17. In addition, the 50 constituents of the index will be rebalanced on a float-adjusted, capitalization-weighted basis in accordance with the existing index methodology. Constituent additions to and deletions from the index do not reflect an opinion by Alerian on the investment merits of the respective securities.

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