LEAWOOD, Kan.-- February 12, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE)--Tortoise Index Solutions today announced that Targa Resources Partners (NYSE: NGLS) will be removed from the Tortoise North American Pipeline IndexSM (TNAP), the Tortoise MLP Index® (TMLP) and the Tortoise Real Yield IndexSM (TYLD) with today‘s NGLS unitholders meeting resulting in approval for the merger with Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE: TRGP). NGLS will cease trading on the NYSE and rebalancing of TNAP, TMLP and TYLD constituents will occur following the close of the transaction which is expected to occur on Feb. 17, 2016, consistent with the indices‘ methodologies.
Additionally, Canadian Oil Sands Limited (TSX: COS) is expected to be removed from the Tortoise North American Oil & Gas Producers IndexSM (TNEP) following the completion of its acquisition by Suncor Energy Inc (NYSE: SU). COS will cease trading on the TSX and rebalancing of TNEP constituents will occur following the close of the transaction, which is expected to occur on Feb. 22, 2016.
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About Tortoise North American Pipeline IndexSM
The Tortoise North American Pipeline IndexSM 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 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 Real Yield IndexSM
The Tortoise Real Yield IndexSM 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.
About Tortoise North American Oil & Gas Producers IndexSM
The Tortoise North American Oil & Gas Producers IndexSM is a float-adjusted, capitalization weighted index of North American energy companies primarily engaged in the production of crude oil, condensate, natural gas or natural gas liquids (NGLs). The index includes exploration and production companies structured as corporations, limited liability companies and master limited partnerships but excludes United States royalty trusts.
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