SOURCE: Maxim Group

Maxim Group

March 17, 2010 12:10 ET

Maxim Group LLC Announces Completion of 4,000,000 Share Secondary Offering for The Cushing MLP Total Return Fund

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 17, 2010) -  Maxim Group LLC, a leading full service investment banking, securities and wealth management firm, today announced the completion of an underwritten public offering of 4 million shares of common stock for The Cushing MLP Total Return Fund at a public offering price of $8.05 per share.

The Cushing MLP Total Return Fund (NYSE: SRV) received net proceeds of approximately $30.28 million which will be used to make additional portfolio investments that are consistent with the Fund's investment objective and for general corporate purposes.

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. acted as the sole book-running manager with Maxim Group LLC acting as a co-manager.

Forward-Looking Statements

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About The Cushing MLP Total Return Fund

The Cushing MLP Total Return Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund's investment objective is to obtain a high after-tax total return from a combination of capital appreciation and current income. No assurance can be given that the Fund's investment objective will be achieved. The Fund will seek 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 Fund is managed by Swank Energy Income Advisors, LP, an SEC-registered Investment Advisor headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

About Maxim Group LLC

Maxim Group LLC is a full-service investment banking firm headquartered in New York. Maxim Group provides a full array of financial services including investment banking; private wealth management; and global institutional equity, fixed-income and derivatives sales and trading as well as equity research. Maxim Group currently manages in excess of $5 billion in client assets. The investment banking group focuses on middle market and emerging growth companies within the shipping, energy, health care, technology, retail, and business and financial services sectors. The institutional coverage of Maxim Group spans North and South America, Europe and Asia. Maxim Group LLC is a registered as a broker-dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is a member of the following: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB); Securities Insurance Protection Corporation (SIPC); International Securities Exchange (ISE); NASDAQ Stock Market and the NYSE Arca, Inc. To learn more about Maxim Group, visit

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    Investment Banking

    Clifford A. Teller
    Director of Investment Banking

    Capital Markets

    Christopher J. Fiore
    Head of Capital Markets

    Paul G. LaRosa
    Senior Managing Director

    Jeff Sklar
    Managing Director
    Institutional Equity Sales & Trading

    Wealth Management

    John J. Garrity
    Executive Managing Director