Tortoise today announced that AmeriGas Partners LP (NYSE: APU) was removed from the Tortoise MLP Index® (TMLP) in a special rebalancing as it ceased trading following the completion of its merger with UGI Corp. (NYSE: UGI). The special rebalancing of TMLP constituents occurred after the close of business on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019.
Special rebalancings in TMLP are triggered by corporate actions such as mergers, bankruptcies, and liquidations, in which the resulting weight of a single constituent exceeds TMLP’s 7.5% threshold. Implementation of special rebalancings will be made in accordance with existing methodologies.
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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.
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