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Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet Information and Asset Coverage Ratio Update as of Oct. 31, 2011

Nov 1, 2011 - LEAWOOD, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. (NYSE: TYG) today announced that as of Oct. 31, 2011, the company's unaudited total assets were approximately $1.6 billion and its unaudited net asset value was $936.6 million, or $33.86 per share.

As of Oct. 31, 2011, 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 520 percent, and its coverage ratio for preferred shares was 400 percent. For more information on calculation of coverage ratios, please refer to our most recent applicable prospectus.

The company issued 9,321 shares of common stock under its at-the-market equity offering program for gross proceeds of approximately $0.4 million during the month of October 2011.

Set forth below is a summary of the company's unaudited balance sheet at Oct. 31, 2011 and a summary of its top 10 holdings.

Unaudited Balance Sheet

  (in Millions)   Per Share
Investments $ 1,560.6 $ 56.41
Cash and Cash Equivalents 0.3 0.01
Other Assets   8.9   0.33
Total Assets   1,569.8   56.75
 
Short-Term Borrowings 48.1 1.74
Senior Notes 195.0 7.05
Preferred Stock   73.0   2.64
Total Leverage   316.1   11.43
 
Other Liabilities 3.0 0.10
Current Tax Liability 10.4 0.38
Deferred Tax Liability   303.7   10.98
Net Assets $ 936.6 $ 33.86
 

27.66 million common shares currently outstanding.

Top 10 Holdings (as of Oct. 31, 2011)

Name

 

Market
Value
(in Millions)

 

% of
Investment
Securities(1)

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. $ 114.1 7.3 %
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. 107.4 6.9 %
Buckeye Partners, L.P. 93.4 6.0 %
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. 89.7 5.7 %
El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. 83.8 5.4 %
ONEOK Partners, L.P. 83.3 5.3 %
Williams Partners L.P. 83.1 5.3 %
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 82.2 5.3 %
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP 81.6 5.2 %
Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.   74.9 4.8 %
Total $ 893.5 57.2 %
 

(1) Percent of Investments and Cash Equivalents

About Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp.

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. owns a portfolio of master limited partnership investments in the energy infrastructure sector. Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp.'s goal is to provide its stockholders a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions.

About Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC

Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC is an investment manager specializing in listed energy infrastructure investments. As of Sept. 30, 2011 the adviser had approximately $6.4 billion of assets under management in five 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.

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 that 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 this forward-looking statement.

Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC
Pam Kearney, 866-362-9331
Investor Relations
pkearney@tortoiseadvisors.com

Source: Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp.