Alerian Announces Golar LNG Partners Added To The Alerian MLP Index

     Alerian Announces Golar LNG Partners Added To The Alerian MLP Index

PR Newswire

DALLAS, April 30, 2013

DALLAS, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Alerian announced today that Golar LNG
Partners (NASDAQ: GMLP) is expected to be added to the Alerian MLP Index
(NYSE: AMZ), replacing Copano Energy Partners (NASDAQ: CPNO) in a special
rebalancing.

Special rebalancings are triggered by corporate actions that result in the
termination of trading of an index constituent on a major US exchange. Such
corporate actions include, but are not limited to, mergers, delistings, and
bankruptcies. Pending unitholder approval, CPNO will cease to trade on the
NASDAQ due to its merger with Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE: KMP).

Golar LNG Partners owns and operates floating storage and regasification units
(or FSRUs) and LNG carriers under long-term charters.

GMLP Shares Outstanding: 56,512,927
GMLP Investable Weight Factor: 0.49118850276504

The 50 constituents of the index will be rebalanced on a float-adjusted,
capitalization-weighted basis in accordance with the existing index
methodology. Constituent additions to and deletions from the index do not
reflect an opinion by Alerian on the investment merits of the respective
securities.

About the Alerian MLP Index
The Alerian MLP Index is a composite of the 50 most prominent energy Master
Limited Partnerships that provides investors with an unbiased, comprehensive
benchmark for this emerging asset class. The index, which is calculated using
a float-adjusted, capitalization-weighted methodology, is disseminated
real-time on a price-return basis (NYSE: AMZ) and on a total-return basis
(NYSE: AMZX). For index values, yields, constituents, and announcements
regarding rebalancings, please visit www.alerian.com.

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