DALLAS, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alerian announced today that Columbia Pipeline Group (NYSE: CPGX) is expected to be removed from the Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index (AMEI) in a special rebalancing.
Special rebalancings are triggered by corporate actions such as mergers, bankruptcies, and liquidations. Pending shareholder approval, CPGX will cease to trade due to its merger with TransCanada (TSX: TRP). If approved, the rebalancing will take place one trading day after the issuance of a press release indicating all needed merger votes have passed.
The index will be rebalanced in accordance with its existing methodology. Constituent additions to and deletions from the index do not reflect an opinion by Alerian on the investment merits of the respective securities.
About the Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index
The Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index is a composite of North American energy infrastructure companies. The capped, float-adjusted, capitalization-weighted index, whose constituents are engaged in midstream activities involving energy commodities, is disseminated real-time on a price-return basis (AMEI) and on a total-return basis (AMEIX).
Alerian equips investors to make informed decisions about Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and energy infrastructure. Its benchmarks, including the flagship Alerian MLP Index (AMZ), are widely used by industry executives, investment professionals, research analysts, and national media to analyze relative performance. As of May 31, 2016, nearly $15 billion is directly tied to the Alerian Index Series through exchange-traded funds and notes, separately managed accounts, and structured products. For more information, including index values and constituents, research content, and announcements regarding rebalancings, please visit alerian.com.
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