Alerian Announces Winners of the 2018 Ammys

DALLAS, March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alerian announced today the 19 winners of the 2018 Ammys, recognizing excellence in the North American energy infrastructure industry. These individuals and companies, along with the previously announced Ammys Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductees, were recognized at the Third Annual Ammys Dinner, hosted by Kevin Howard on March 5 at the Crystal Ballroom in Houston, Texas. Alerian also awarded its first-ever Medal of Distinction to US Senator John Cornyn for his work on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in support of Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs).

"As the Senate worked to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we took care to ensure the [Internal Revenue] Code would support our job creators," Cornyn said. "Thanks to everyone in the energy community for working hard to make sure that one day we can be energy independent."

A complete list of winners and previously announced Hall of Fame inductees is below. Additional information about the event, including presenters and finalists, can be found at ammyawards.com. Photos from the event will also be available on the site soon.

2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

Chief Executive Officer
Greg Armstrong, Plains All American Pipeline

Chief Financial Officer
Kim Dang, Kinder Morgan

Investor Relations
Paula Farrell, Magellan Midstream Partners

Research & Analysis
Yves Siegel, Credit Suisse/ Wachovia

Investment Banking
Andy Safran, Deutsche Bank

Legal Counsel
Mike Rosenwasser, Baker Botts

Asset Management
Jim Murchie, Energy Income Partners


Merger of the Year
ONEOK Inc (OKE) and ONEOK Partners

Project of the Year
Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), Dakota Access Pipeline

Acquisition of the Year
Williams Partners (WPZ), GP/IDRs from the Williams Companies

Most Innovative Company
Tellurian (TELL)

Most Fiscally Responsible
Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP)

Breakthrough Company of the Year
Noble Midstream Partners (NBLX)

Best Investor Relations Team
Enterprise Products Partners (EPD)

Initial Public Offering of the Year
BP Midstream Partners (BPMP)

Highest Total Return
Noble Midstream Partners (NBLX)

Highest Risk-Adjusted Return
Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings (CQH)

Best Sell-Side Macro Coverage
Michael Blum, Wells Fargo

Best Bank Conference
Citi 1x1 MLP/Midstream Infrastructure Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada

Best Sell-Side Report Headline
Tristan Richardson, SunTrust

Bookrunner of the Year
Morgan Stanley

Underwriter of the Year
Barclays Capital

Legal Counsel of the Year
Vinson & Elkins

Accountant of the Year
Ernst & Young

Mutual Fund of the Year
Cohen & Steers MLP & Energy Opportunity Fund

Closed-End Fund of the Year
First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund

About the Ammys
The Ammys is a set of awards given annually by Alerian to recognize excellence in the North American energy infrastructure industry. The awards were first presented in 2016 at the Houston Club. The Third Annual Ammys Dinner, honoring the best companies, individuals, and transactions of 2017, as well as a class of Hall of Fame inductees for outstanding contributions to the sector during their lifetimes, was hosted by Kevin Howard on March 5, 2018, at the Crystal Ballroom at the Rice Hotel in Houston. For more information, please visit ammyawards.com.

About Alerian
Alerian equips investors to make informed decisions about Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and energy infrastructure. Its benchmarks, including the flagship Alerian MLP Index (AMZ), are widely used by industry executives, investment professionals, research analysts, and national media to analyze relative performance. As of January 31, 2018, over $16 billion is directly tied to the Alerian Index Series through exchange-traded funds and notes, separately managed accounts, and structured products. For more information, including index values and constituents, research content, and announcements regarding rebalancings, please visit alerian.com.

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