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Salient MLP & Energy Infrastructure Fund Announces Net Asset Value as of November 30, 2012 and Provides Fund Update

HOUSTON, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient MLP & Energy Infrastructure Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: SMF) announced today its net asset value (NAV) as of November 30, 2012 and provided an update on the Fund's current portfolio.

As of November 30, 2012, the Fund's net assets were $145.03 million and the NAV per share was $23.62, compared with October 31, 2012, when the net assets were $152.6 million and the NAV per share was $24.86. On November 30, 2012, the closing share price of the Fund was $24.03, which represents a 1.7% premium to the NAV. 

In 2012, the Fund has paid out cash distributions totaling approximately $1.74 per share including $0.4475 in December, $0.44 in August, $0.43 in May, and $0.42 in February. Since the Fund's IPO in May 2011, the Fund has paid a total of $2.55 per share in distributions to investors. 

The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end fund that seeks to provide a high level of total return with an emphasis on making quarterly cash distributions to shareholders. The Fund was invested as shown in the pie chart below as of November 30, 2012.

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Also as of November 30, 2012, the Fund's 10 largest consolidated holdings were:

 

Company

Sector

Shares

Amount

(in millions)

Percent of

Consolidated Gross Assets

Kinder Morgan Management, LLC

MLP Affiliate

232,930

$17.7

8.2%

Enterprise Products Partners, LP*

MLP

336,298

$17.4

8.1%

Plains All American Pipeline, LP*

MLP

269,980

$12.6

5.9%

Enbridge Energy Management, LLC

MLP Affiliate

415,191

$12.2

5.7%

Energy Transfer Equity, LP*

MLP

257,031

$11.7

5.4%

Linn Co, LLC

MLP Affiliate

299,300

$11.6

5.4%

El Paso Pipeline Partners, LP

MLP

292,169

$10.9

5.1%

Kinder Morgan, Inc.

MLP Affiliate

279,750

$9.5

4.4%

Williams Companies, Inc.

MLP Affiliate

252,000

$8.3

3.9%

Whiting USA Trust II

Energy Company

474,010

$7.7

3.6%






*Held indirectly through the wholly owned C-Corporation, Salient MLP & Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc.

The Fund's consolidated unaudited balance sheet as of November 30, 2012, is shown below:


Salient MLP & Energy Infrastructure Fund



Consolidated Balance Sheet



November 30, 2012



(Unaudited)







Assets

(in millions)



Investments1

$209.3



Cash and Cash Equivalents

3.4



Receivable for Investments Sold

0.7



Hedging and Other Assets

1.0



Total Assets

214.5



Liabilities




Line of Credit Payable2

61.7



Derivatives – Short positions

0.0



Other Liabilities

7.8



Total Liabilities

69.4



Net Assets

$145.03






The Fund had 6.1 million common shares outstanding as of November 30, 2012.





1Investments include the gross underlying investments within the Salient MLP & Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. (C-Corporation) of $63.2 million.

2The line of credit payable includes the C-Corporation's $16.5M outstanding line as of November 30, 2012.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Salient MLP & Energy Infrastructure Fund is a Delaware statutory trust registered as a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The Fund's investment objective is to provide a high level of total return with an emphasis on making quarterly cash distributions to shareholders. The Fund seeks to achieve that objective by investing at least 80% of its total assets in securities of MLPs and energy infrastructure companies. There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the U.S. federal securities laws. Generally, the words "believe," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "project," "will," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future results to differ significantly from the Fund's present expectations or projections indicated in any forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, changes in economic and political conditions; regulatory and legal changes; leverage risk; valuation risk; interest rate risk; tax risk; the volume of sales and purchase of shares; the continuation of investment advisory, administration and other service arrangements; and other risks discussed in the Fund's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Fund undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein. There is no assurance that the Fund's investment objective will be attained.

CONTACT:

Chris Moon
JCPR 
[email protected] 
973-850-7304

Salient Capital Advisors, LLC
Investor Relations 
[email protected]
800-809-0525

SOURCE Salient MLP & Energy Infrastructure Fund

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