Alerian Announces Golar LNG Partners Added To The Alerian MLP Equal Weight
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 Equal
Weight Index (NYSE: AMZE), 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
On special rebalancing dates, the new constituent will take over the index
weight, as of the last trading day, of the replaced constituent. 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 Equal Weight Index
The Alerian MLP Equal Weight Index 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. The index is disseminated real-time on a price-return basis (NYSE:
AMZE) and on a total-return basis (NYSE: AMZEX). For index values, yields,
constituents, and announcements regarding rebalancings, please visit
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.
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