LEAWOOD, Kan.-- December 01, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE)--Tortoise Index Solutions today announced that MarkWest Energy Partners (NYSE: MWE) will be removed from the Tortoise MLP Index® (TMLP), Tortoise North American Pipeline IndexSM (TNAP) and Tortoise Real Yield IndexSM (TYLD) with today‘s MWE unitholders meeting resulting in approval for the merger with MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX). MWE will cease trading on NYSE and rebalancing of TMLP, TNAP and TYLD constituents will occur, following the close of the transaction, consistent with the indices‘ methodologies.
About Tortoise Index Solutions
Tortoise Index Solutions, LLC provides research-driven indices that can be used as a realistic basis for exchange-traded products and thought leadership in the universe of essential assets. Its indices are intended to fill a void in the market and provide benchmarks and investible asset class universes for use by investment professionals, research analysts and industry executives to analyze relative performance, as well as to provide a basis for passively managed exchange-traded products. Tortoise Index Solutions, LLC is affiliated with Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C., a registered investment manager specializing in actively managed listed energy investing. As of Oct. 31, 2015, Tortoise Capital Advisors had approximately $14.6 billion of assets under management in NYSE-listed closed- end funds, mutual funds, private funds and separate accounts. For more information about Tortoise Index Solutions, LLC visit www.tortoiseindexsolutions.com. For more information about Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C., visit www.tortoiseadvisors.com.
About Tortoise MLP Index®
The Tortoise MLP Index® is a float-adjusted, capitalization weighted index of energy master limited partnerships (MLPs). The index is comprised of publicly traded companies organized in the form of limited partnerships or limited liability companies engaged in transportation, production, processing and/or storage of energy commodities.
About Tortoise North American Pipeline IndexSM
The Tortoise North American Pipeline Index is a float-adjusted, capitalization weighted index of pipeline companies that are organized and have their principal place of business in the United States or Canada. A pipeline company is defined as a company that either 1) has been assigned a standard industrial classification (“SIC”) system code that indicates the company operates in the energy pipeline industry or 2) has at least 50% of its assets, cash flow or revenue associated with the operation or ownership of energy pipelines.
About Tortoise Real Yield IndexSM
The Tortoise Real Yield Index is a new differentiated index that aims to track real asset exposure anchored in current income. It provides an efficient benchmark for real yielding, tax pass-through, liquid companies that distribute substantial cash flow streams to investors by investing in REITs (real estate investment trusts), MLPs (master limited partnerships) and BDCs (business development companies). The index provides a benchmark of companies with tangible essential assets that are supportive of economic activity with no commodity futures, precious metals, TIPs (Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities) or foreign currency exposure.
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