DALLAS, Jan. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alerian announced today that Valero Energy Partners (VLP) will be removed from the Alerian Midstream Energy Index (AMNA), Alerian US Midstream Energy Index (AMUS), Alerian Midstream Energy Select Index (AMEI), Alerian MLP Index (AMZ), and Alerian MLP Equal Weight Index (AMZE) in a special rebalancing.
Special rebalancings are triggered by corporate actions such as mergers, bankruptcies, and liquidations. VLP will cease to trade due to its merger with Valero Energy Corporation (VLO). The rebalancing will take place after market close on Wednesday, January 9.
Each index will be rebalanced in accordance with its existing methodology. Constituent additions to and deletions from an index do not reflect an opinion by Alerian on the investment merits of the respective securities.
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