Alerian Announces Real-Time Launch of Two Indices
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For best results when printing this announcement, please click on the link below: http://pdf.reuters.com/pdfnews/pdfnews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130409:nPnNY90544 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, please visit www.alerian.com. SOURCE Alerian Maria Halmo, Director, 972.957.7700, email@example.com
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