January 4, 2016 - 6:14 PM EST
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Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc. Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet Information and Asset Coverage Ratio Update as of Dec. 31, 2015

Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc. (NYSE: NTG) today announced that as of Dec. 31, 2015, the company’s unaudited total assets were approximately $1.4 billion and its unaudited net asset value was $874.4 million, or $18.60 per share.

As of Dec. 31, 2015, 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 384 percent, and its coverage ratio for preferred shares was 292 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 preliminary balance sheet at Dec. 31, 2015 and a summary of its top 10 holdings.

Unaudited balance sheet

    (in Millions)   Per Share
Investments $1,431.0 $ 30.45
Receivable for Investments Sold 13.2 0.28
Other Assets 2.0 0.04
Total Assets 1,446.2 30.77
Credit Facility Borrowings 42.1 0.89
Senior Notes 304.0 6.47
Preferred Stock 110.0 2.34
Total Leverage 456.1 9.70
Payable for Investments Purchased 10.7 0.23
Other Liabilities 5.0 0.11
Current Tax Liability 0.2 0.01
Deferred Tax Liability 99.8 2.12
Net Assets $874.4 $ 18.60

47.00 million common shares currently outstanding.


Top 10 holdings (as of Dec. 31, 2015)




Market Value
(in Millions)

% of Investment

Spectra Energy Partners, LP SEP $ 153.5 10.7%
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. EPD 133.7 9.3%
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. ETP 116.3 8.1%
ONEOK Partners, L.P. OKS 93.3 6.5%
EQT Midstream Partners, LP EQM 89.1 6.2%
Buckeye Partners, L.P. BPL 82.4 5.8%
MLPX LP MPLX 80.7 5.6%
Western Gas Partners, LP WES 68.3 4.8%
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. MMP 67.5 4.7%
Williams Partners L.P. WPZ 62.2 4.3%
Total $ 947.0 66.0%

(1) Percent of Investments and Cash Equivalents.

First Quarter Conference Call

Also, Tortoise will host its first quarter closed-end fund call on Jan. 28, 2016 at 3 pm central time to discuss the energy sector and provide an update on its closed-end fund investment strategies.

Toll Free Dial-In Number: 877-407-9210
Replay Number: 877-660-6853
Conference ID: 13626501

About Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc.

Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc. owns a portfolio of master limited partnership (MLP) investments in the energy infrastructure sector, with an emphasis on natural gas infrastructure MLPs. Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc.’s objective is to provide its stockholders a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions.

About Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C.

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. is an investment manager specializing in energy investments. As of Nov. 30, 2015, the adviser had approximately $13.5 billion of assets under management across the energy value chain in listed closed-end funds, mutual funds, private funds and separate 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.

Forward-looking statement

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 forward-looking statement.

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C.
Pam Kearney, 866-362-9331
Investor and Public Relations
[email protected]

Source: Business Wire (January 4, 2016 - 6:14 PM EST)

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