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Alerian Announces BreitBurn Energy Added to the Alerian MLP Index

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Alerian Announces BreitBurn Energy Added to the Alerian MLP Index08:35 EST Tuesday, November 29, 2011DALLAS, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alerian announced today that BreitBurn Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: BBEP) is expected to be added to the Alerian MLP Index (NYSE: AMZ), replacing Encore Energy Partners LP (NYSE: ENP) 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. Subject to and pending unitholder approval, ENP will cease to trade on the New York Stock Exchange due to its merger with Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NYSE: VNR). BreitBurn is a limited partnership engaged in acquiring, producing, and developing oil and gas properties.BBEP Shares Outstanding: 59,039,933BBEP Investable Weight Factor: 0.971962451244652The 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 IndexThe 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 AlerianAlerian is an independent company that provides objective market information. The company is a leader in MLP-market intelligence, providing benchmarks, data sets, and analytics that are used extensively by a range of stakeholders such as investment banks, stock exchanges, investment professionals, consultants, and Master Limited Partnerships. The Alerian Index Series is used for the purposes of asset allocation, investment analysis, portfolio hedging, and the creation of index tracking funds. Alerian is widely known for maintaining the leading benchmark of MLP equities: the Alerian MLP Index (NYSE: AMZ). For more information, please visit www.alerian.com.SOURCE AlerianFor further information: CONTACT: Maria Halmo, Director, +1-972-957-7700, index@alerian.com