DALLAS, Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cushing® Asset Management, LP, and Swank Capital, LLC, and announce an upcoming interim change to the constituents of The Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index (the "Index"). On November 7, 2018, Index constituent Western Gas Partners, LP (WES) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger ("Merger Agreement") with Index constituent Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE: WGP) and affiliated entities wherein WGP would acquire WES, subject to the approval of WES unitholders. A special meeting of WES unitholders is scheduled for February 27, 2019, for the purpose of voting on the Merger Agreement. Per the Index's methodology guide, after the market closes on February 27, 2019, and effective on February 28, 2019, EnLink Midstream, LLC (ENLC) will replace WES as a constituent of the Index at WES's then-current weight.
There will be no changes to the remaining constituents of the Index due to this event.
ABOUT THE CUSHING® MLP MARKET CAP INDEX
The Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index provides a benchmark that is designed to track the performance of widely held midstream energy infrastructure companies, including master limited partnerships (MLPs) and non-MLP midstream corporations (each, a "Midstream Company" and collectively, "Midstream Companies"). The Index is weighted on a float-adjusted market capitalization basis, with the weight of each constituent capped at 7.5% at rebalance. The Index price level is calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices while the constituents are selected from the entire universe of publicly traded Midstream Companies. The Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index is calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices and reported on a real-time basis under the Bloomberg ticker "CMCI".
ABOUT CUSHING® ASSET MANAGEMENT AND SWANK CAPITAL
Cushing® 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 Midstream Companies 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® 30 MLP Index (Bloomberg Ticker: MLPX), The Cushing® MLP High Income Index (Bloomberg Ticker: MLPY) ), The Cushing® Energy Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CENI), The Cushing® Energy Supply Chain Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CSCI), The Cushing® Transportation Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CTRI) and The Cushing® Utility Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CUTI). For more information, please visit http://www.cushingasset.com/indices.
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