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Yorkville Launches Industry First High Income MLP ETF (YMLP).

Focuses On High Distribution Commodity MLPs, No Overlap with Existing MLP ETF

NEW YORK -- Yorkville ETF Advisors announces the Yorkville High Income MLP ETF (NYSE: YMLP) begins trading today, becoming the first exchange-traded fund to deliver exposure to high income, commodity-based master limited partnerships (MLPs).

The firm's extensive research and asset management experience in MLPs was the basis of this first to market product. YMLP was developed to capture the investment opportunity in commodity sector MLPs, which historically have provided higher yields and faster distribution growth than the more popular infrastructure sector, according to Yorkville Capital Management, LLC.

"YMLP shatters today's MLP ETF mold by intentionally focusing on the untapped commodity sectors of the MLP asset class, due to their favorable income characteristics," asserts Darren Schuringa, CFA, Managing Partner at Yorkville ETF Advisors. "The Yorkville High Income MLP ETF (YMLP) is designed to track the Solactive High Income MLP Index, which strives to deliver high income and growth of income. We are pleased that YMLP delivers on our commitment to provide investment strategy-based ETFs."

The Solactive High Income MLP Index tracked by YMLP is a rules-based index that applies a multi-factor selection model to the MLP universe. Analyzed factors include coverage ratio of distributions, distribution growth and size of distributions. A select group of MLPs that are deemed to be most favorable across all three factors become index constituents. These constituents fall primarily in the commodity MLP sector, which has historically exhibited more favorable distribution characteristics and similar risk-adjusted returns when compared to infrastructure MLPs, according to Yorkville Capital Management, LLC.

The Solactive High Income MLP Index is published and maintained by Structured Solutions AG (www.structured-solutions.eu). Structured Solutions AG determines the components and relative weightings of the securities in the Index and publishes information regarding the Index.

Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC will serve as investment adviser to YMLP. Yorkville ETF Advisors, LLC and Index Management Solutions, LLC will serve as sub-advisers.

For more information on YMLP, please visit www.yetfs.com.

About Yorkville ETF Advisors, LLC

Yorkville ETF Advisors, LLC is an asset management firm and a subsidiary of Yorkville ETF Holdings, LLC.

The firm offers a rules-based investment philosophy with the intention of creating ETFs to track new investable indexes oriented toward income and superior investment solutions. Yorkville ETF Advisors has proven investment management and research that provides investors with innovative investment strategies.

The team at Yorkville ETF Advisors consists of leading industry professionals who have extensive experience in areas such as MLP research and investment management, index derivatives and distribution. This experience gives the firm the necessary resources to develop income-generating ETFs and provide leadership to support the initiatives of the firm and its sister companies within Yorkville ETF Holdings.

Carefully consider the Fund's investment objectives, risk factors, charges and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found in the Fund's prospectus, which may be obtained by visiting yetfs.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Narrowly focused investments typically exhibit higher volatility. Investments in common units of MLPs involve risks that differ from investments in common stock including risks inherent in the structure of MLPs, including tax risks, risk related to limited control of management or the general partner or managing member, limited rights to vote on matters affecting the MLP, except with respect to extraordinary transactions, and conflicts of interest between the general partner or managing member and its affiliates, on the one hand, and the limited partners or members, on the other hand, including those arising from incentive distribution payments or corporate opportunities, and cash flow risks. See the prospectus for more detail. MLP common units can be affected by macro-economic and other factors affecting the stock market in general, expectations of interest rates, investor sentiment towards MLPs or the energy sector, changes in a particular issuer's financial condition, or unfavorable or unanticipated poor performance of a particular issuer (in the case of MLPs, generally measured in terms of distributable cash flow). Prices of common units of individual MLPs and other equity securities also can be affected by fundamentals unique to the partnership or company, including cash flow growth, cash generating power and distribution coverage. The Fund is non-diversified. There is no guarantee that income will be paid.

Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC serves as the investment advisor and Yorkville ETF Advisors, LLC and Index Management Solutions, LLC serve as sub advisors to the fund. The Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co., which is not affiliated with Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC or any of its affiliates.
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