DALLAS, June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Swank Capital, LLC and Cushing® Asset Management, LP announce an upcoming interim change to constituents of The Cushing® MLP High Income Index (the "Index"). On March 26, 2018, Index constituents Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (TEGP) and Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (TEP) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger wherein TEGP would acquire TEP, subject to the approval of TEP unitholders. Under the terms of the proposed transaction, TEGP would terminate the master limited partnership ("MLP") structure of TEP and absorb it as a wholly-owned subsidiary within a publicly traded limited partnership treated as a C-corporation for income tax purposes; consequently, TEGP would cease to have an interest as a holder of general partner or limited partner units in an MLP and would, per the Methodology Guide for the Index, no longer be eligible for inclusion in the Index.
A special meeting of the TEP unitholders is scheduled for June 26, 2018, for the purpose of considering and voting on the proposed transaction. Per the Index's Methodology Guide, after the market closes on June 26, 2018, and effective on June 27, 2018, the following changes to the Index will take place:
Cushing® MLP High Income Index changes, effective June 27, 2018:
Tallgrass Energy GP, LP
Western Gas Equity Partners, LP
Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP
Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.
Each replacement constituent will be added at the then-current weight of the removed constituent. There will be no changes to the remaining constituents of the Index.
ABOUT THE CUSHING® MLP HIGH INCOME INDEX
The Cushing® MLP High Income Index provides a benchmark that is designed to track 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® Asset Management, LP. The Cushing® MLP High Income Index is calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices and reported on a real-time basis under the Bloomberg ticker "MLPY".
ABOUT SWANK CAPITAL AND CUSHING® ASSET MANAGEMENT
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 MLPs 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 Market Cap Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CMCI) ), 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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