Alerian Announces Real-Time Launch of Two Indices

              Alerian Announces Real-Time Launch of Two Indices  PR Newswire  DALLAS, April 9, 2013  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  Website: http://www.alerian.com Contact: Maria Halmo, Director, 972.957.7700, index@alerian.com