Alerian Announces QR Energy Added to the Alerian MLP Index

Sep 13, 2011, 08:35 ET from Alerian

DALLAS, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alerian announced today that following the close of business on Friday, September 16, QR Energy LP (NYSE: QRE) will be added to the Alerian MLP Index (NYSE: AMZ).

QR Energy LP is a limited partnership engaged in acquiring, producing, and developing oil and gas properties.

QRE Shares Outstanding: 35,712,103
QRE Investable Weight Factor: 0.483064259673146

Niska Gas Storage Partners LLP (NYSE: NKA) will be removed from the index following the close of business on September 16. 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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