Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TTP) today announced that
as of Aug. 31, 2012, the company’s unaudited total assets were
approximately $334.7 million and its unaudited net asset value was
$251.7 million, or $25.16 per share.
As of Aug. 31, 2012, the company was in compliance with its asset
coverage ratios under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the 1940 Act)
and basic maintenance covenants. The company’s asset coverage ratio
under the 1940 Act with respect to senior securities representing
indebtedness was 538 percent, and its coverage ratio for preferred
shares was 427 percent. For more information on calculation of coverage
ratios, please refer to the company’s most recent applicable prospectus.
Set forth below is a summary of the company’s unaudited balance sheet at
Aug. 31, 2012 and a summary of its top 10 holdings.
Unaudited Balance Sheet
Cash and Cash Equivalents
Receivable for Investments Sold
Distribution Payable to Common Stockholders
Payable for Investments Purchased
10.00 million common shares currently outstanding.
Top 10 Holdings (as of Aug. 31, 2012)
Market Value (in Millions)
% of Investment Securities(1)
Williams Companies, Inc.
Spectra Energy Corp.
Kinder Morgan Management, LLC
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Enbridge Energy Management, LLC
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
(1) Percent of Investments and Cash Equivalents
About Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc.
Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TTP) is a non-diversified,
closed-end management investment company that seeks to obtain a high
level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions. TTP
intends to focus primarily in pipeline companies that engage in the
business of transporting natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil and
refined products and to a lesser extent, on other energy infrastructure
About Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C.
Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. is an investment manager specializing
in listed energy infrastructure investments. As of July 31, 2012, the
adviser had approximately $8.6 billion of assets under management in
NYSE-listed closed-end investment companies, an open-end fund and other
accounts. For more information, visit www.tortoiseadvisors.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a
solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in
any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale
would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws
of such state or jurisdiction.
This press release contains certain statements that may include
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included
herein are "forward-looking statements." Although the Company and
Tortoise Capital Advisors believe the expectations reflected in these
forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions,
risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be
incorrect. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated
in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors,
including those discussed in the Company's reports that are filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue
reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the
date of this press release. Other than as required by law, the Company
and Tortoise Capital Advisors do not assume a duty to update any