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Cushing® MLP Total Return Fund Announces Quarterly Distributions

DALLAS, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cushing® MLP Total Return Fund (NYSE: SRV) declared quarterly distributions for the fiscal quarter ending November 30, 2012 of $0.225 per common share. The Fund's distributions will be payable on December 21, 2012 to shareholders of record on December 19, 2012.  The ex-date for the Fund's distribution is December 17, 2012.


It is anticipated but not certain that a majority of the Fund's distribution will be treated as a return of capital. The final determination of such amounts will be made and reported to shareholders in early 2013, after the end of the calendar year when the Fund determines its earnings and profits for the year. The final tax status of the distributions may differ substantially from this preliminary information.

The Cushing® MLP Total Return Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company with an investment objective of seeking a high after-tax total return from a combination of capital appreciation and current income. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in MLP investments.  The Fund is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "SRV."

The Cushing® MLP Total Return Fund is managed by Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP, an SEC-registered investment adviser headquartered in Dallas, Texas. No assurance can be given that the Fund's investment objective will be achieved.


Cushing® MLP Asset Management, LP ("Cushing"), a subsidiary of Swank Capital, is an SEC-registered investment adviser headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Cushing serves as investment adviser to affiliated funds and managed accounts which invest primarily in securities of MLPs and other natural resource companies.  As of October 31, 2012, Cushing had approximately $2.3 billion of assets under management in closed-end funds, mutual funds, privately offered funds and separately managed accounts. 


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 Funds and Cushing 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 Funds and Cushing do not assume a duty to update this forward-looking statement.


SOURCE Cushing MLP Asset Management, LP

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