Alerian Announces Real-Time Launch of Two Indices

Tue Apr 9, 2013 8:35am EDT

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DALLAS,  April 9, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Alerian announced today the real-time
launch of two indices tracking the North American Energy Infrastructure and
Master Limited Partnership (MLP) sectors. Designed in response to the evolving
needs of industry stakeholders, the Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index (AMEI)
and the Alerian MLP Equal Weight Index (AMZE) provide investors, management
teams, and analysts with new benchmarks encompassing a broader range of
capitalization, asset, and geographic exposure.

The Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index (AMEI)
The AMEI is a composite of 30 core energy infrastructure companies in  North
America. The index provides diversified exposure to MLPs, MLP affiliates, and
corporations with midstream operations.  

"With interest rates continuing to hover at historic lows, the defining
investment shift over the last few years has been toward real assets that
generate real, or inflation-protected, returns," said President and CEO  Kenny
Feng. "For those retail and institutional investors that have participated in
this shift via ownership of energy infrastructure assets, the AMEI will be the
transparent and intuitive benchmark that MLP stakeholders have come to expect
from Alerian."

The Alerian MLP Equal Weight Index (AMZE)
The AMZE is an equal-weighted version of the leading MLP benchmark, the Alerian
MLP Index (AMZ). It has the same 50 constituents as the AMZ, but each
constituent is rebalanced to a 2% weight on a quarterly basis.

"In different economic cycles, companies of a certain size or sector have
greater potential to outperform," said Feng. "Because it offers higher exposure
to small- and mid-cap MLPs and provides a more balanced MLP sector weighting,
the AMZE will be especially useful for tactical asset allocation investors."

The indices will be disseminated real time on a price-return basis and a
total-return basis. Relevant data points such as dividend yield will be
published weekly.

 Index Name                           Price Return  Total Return  
 Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index  AMEI          AMEIX         
 Alerian Equal Weight Index           AMZE          AMZEX         

Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index (AMEI) Constituents
Weightings as of  April 5, 2013

 Name                             Ticker  Exchange  Weight  
 AltaGas Ltd                      ALA     TSX       2.75%   
 Atmos Energy Corp                ATO     NYSE      2.15%   
 Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP   BWP     NYSE      3.71%   
 Canadian Utilities Ltd           CU      TSX       2.83%   
 CenterPoint Energy Inc           CNP     NYSE      2.28%   
 Crosstex Energy Inc              XTXI    NASDAQ    4.25%   
 Dominion Resources Inc           D       NYSE      2.23%   
 Emera Inc                        EMA     TSX       2.78%   
 Enbridge Inc                     ENB     TSX       4.83%   
 Energy Transfer Partners LP      ETP     NYSE      3.59%   
 Enterprise Products Partners LP  EPD     NYSE      3.57%   
 Gibson Energy Inc                GEI     TSX       2.82%   
 Keyera Corp                      KEY     TSX       2.85%   
 Kinder Morgan Inc                KMI     NYSE      4.19%   
 Magellan Midstream Partners LP   MMP     NYSE      3.52%   
 MarkWest Energy Partners LP      MWE     NYSE      3.44%   
 New Jersey Resources Corp        NJR     NYSE      2.08%   
 NiSource Inc                     NI      NYSE      2.20%   
 OGE Energy Corp                  OGE     NYSE      2.45%   
 ONEOK Inc                        OKE     NYSE      4.40%   
 Pembina Pipeline Corp            PPL     TSX       2.81%   
 Plains All American Pipeline LP  PAA     NYSE      3.50%   
 Questar Corp                     STR     NYSE      2.14%   
 SemGroup Corp                    SEMG    NYSE      4.33%   
 Spectra Energy Corp              SE      NYSE      4.27%   
 Targa Resources Corp             TRGP    NYSE      4.57%   
 TransCanada Corp                 TRP     TSX       4.80%   
 Veresen Inc                      VSN     TSX       2.84%   
 Western Gas Partners LP          WES     NYSE      3.39%   
 Williams Cos Inc                 WMB     NYSE      4.44%   

Alerian MLP Equal Weight Index (AMZE) Constituents
Weightings as of  April 5, 2013

 Name                                    Ticker  Exchange  Weight  
 Access Midstream Partners LP            ACMP    NYSE      1.95%   
 Alliance Resource Partners LP           ARLP    NASD      2.01%   
 AmeriGas Partners LP                    APU     NYSE      1.98%   
 Atlas Pipeline Partners LP              APL     NYSE      2.04%   
 Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP          BWP     NYSE      2.09%   
 BreitBurn Energy Partners LP            BBEP    NASD      2.00%   
 Buckeye Partners LP                     BPL     NYSE      1.96%   
 Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP  CLMT    NASD      1.78%   
 Copano Energy LLC                       CPNO    NASD      2.07%   
 Crestwood Midstream Partners LP         CMLP    NYSE      1.89%   
 Crosstex Energy LP                      XTEX    NASD      2.12%   
 DCP Midstream Partners LP               DPM     NYSE      2.07%   
 El Paso Pipeline Partners LP            EPB     NYSE      2.00%   
 Enbridge Energy Partners LP             EEP     NYSE      2.02%   
 Energy Transfer Equity LP               ETE     NYSE      1.93%   
 Energy Transfer Partners LP             ETP     NYSE      2.02%   
 Enterprise Products Partners LP         EPD     NYSE      2.01%   
 EV Energy Partners LP                   EVEP    NASD      1.96%   
 Exterran Partners LP                    EXLP    NASD      2.13%   
 Ferrellgas Partners LP                  FGP     NYSE      1.83%   
 Genesis Energy LP                       GEL     NYSE      1.86%   
 Holly Energy Partners LP                HEP     NYSE      1.77%   
 Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP        KMP     NYSE      2.02%   
 Kinder Morgan Management LLC            KMR     NYSE      2.05%   
 Legacy Reserves LP                      LGCY    NASD      2.10%   
 Linn Energy LLC                         LINE    NASD      1.94%   
 Magellan Midstream Partners LP          MMP     NYSE      1.99%   
 MarkWest Energy Partners LP             MWE     NYSE      1.94%   
 Martin Midstream Partners LP            MMLP    NASD      2.15%   
 Natural Resources Partners LP           NRP     NYSE      2.08%   
 Navios Maritime Partners LP             NMM     NYSE      1.96%   
 NuStar Energy LP                        NS      NYSE      2.07%   
 NuStar GP Holdings LLC                  NSH     NYSE      2.16%   
 ONEOK Partners LP                       OKS     NYSE      2.06%   
 PAA Natural Gas Storage LP              PNG     NYSE      2.12%   
 Plains All American Pipeline LP         PAA     NYSE      1.98%   
 PVR Partners LP                         PNG     NYSE      2.05%   
 QR Energy LP                            QRE     NYSE      2.02%   
 Regency Energy Partners LP              RGP     NYSE      2.09%   
 Spectra Energy Partners LP              SEP     NYSE      1.87%   
 Suburban Propane Partners LP            SPH     NYSE      2.12%   
 Sunoco Logistics Partners LP            SXL     NYSE      1.79%   
 Targa Resources Partners LP             NGLS    NYSE      2.04%   
 TC Pipelines LP                         TCP     NASD      2.05%   
 Teekay LNG Partners LP                  TGP     NYSE      2.04%   
 Teekay Offshore Partners LP             TOO     NYSE      2.05%   
 Tesoro Logistics LP                     TLLP    NYSE      1.85%   
 Vanguard Natural Resources LLC          VNR     NYSE      1.96%   
 Western Gas Partners LP                 WES     NYSE      1.91%   
 Williams Partners LP                    WPZ     NYSE      2.05%   

About Alerian
Alerian is an independent company that provides objective market information.
The company is a leader in MLP and energy infrastructure market intelligence,
providing benchmarks, data sets, and analytics that are used extensively by a
range of industry stakeholders such as management teams, investment
professionals, research analysts, and national media. The Alerian Index Series
is used to analyze relative performance and to create index tracking funds. Over
 $13 billion  is directly tied to Alerian's indices, including the leading
benchmark of MLP equities: the Alerian MLP Index (AMZ). For more information,
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