Alerian announced today that following the close of business onFriday, September 20, Sunoco Logistics Partners LP (NYSE: SXL) will be added to the Alerian Large Cap MLP Index (ALCI).Sunoco Logistics owns and operates a diverse mix of crude oil and refined products pipelines, and terminalling and storage facilities, as well as crude oil acquisition and marketing assets.

LINN Energy LLC (NASDAQ: LINE) will be removed from the index following the close of business onSeptember 20. The 15 constituents of the index will be rebalanced on an equal-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.

SOURCE Alerian