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Oil production and the pipelineInvestors in the Triloma EIG Energy Income Fund (the “Triloma Perpetual Fund”) and the Triloma EIG Energy Income Fund – Term I (the “Triloma Term Fund”) (collectively, the “Triloma Funds”) may be able to recover their investment losses through FINRA arbitration, in the event that the investment was recommended by a financial advisor who lacked a reasonable basis for the recommendation, or if the nature of the investment was misrepresented by the financial advisor.  The Triloma Funds are publicly registered, unlisted closed-end management investment companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (’40 Act) that focus on investing in privately originated energy company and energy project debt.  The Triloma Funds are managed by Triloma Energy Advisors and EIG Credit Management Company.

On March 26, 2018, the Board of Trustees of the Funds approved a plan of liquidation of each respective fund, authorizing the liquidation and dissolution of the Triloma Funds.  Pursuant to the liquidation plan, the Triloma Funds will not engage in any further business activities, except for the purpose of winding down operations and business affairs.  Further, in accordance with the plan of liquidation, the Boards agreed to terminate each funds’ respective distribution reinvestment plan and previously approved monthly distributions.

Under the plan of liquidation, the Triloma Funds have agreed to sell their originated investments to a third-party and will use a portion of the proceeds to pay all of their outstanding debts, claims and obligations.  Triloma Funds’ shareholders can expect to receive an initial cash liquidating distribution on or about May 15, 2018.  To the extent that any assets might remain after such liquidation payments and satisfaction of final expenses, there will be a second liquidating distribution above a threshold of $100 per shareholder made on or before June 30, 2018.

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Cushing Royalty & Income Fund (NYSE:SRF), an exchange-traded fund that traded at $25 in February 2012 ,currently trades at less than $5. It is a leveraged fund which invests in oil and gas royalty trusts that was reportedly sold in some cases to elderly and conservative retirees who did not understand the risky nature of the fund. The fund is believed to have lost value due to drops in the prices of oil and gas. In addition to the risky nature of this investment, the fees and commissions associated with its sale are believed to have exceeded 6% in some instances.

 15.6.15 offshore rig no logoThe Fund describes itself as a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company, with an investment objective of seeking a high total return with an emphasis on current income, that seeks to provide shareholders with a tax-efficient vehicle to invest in a portfolio of energy-related U.S. royalty trusts, exploration and production master limited partnerships.

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