“The Howard team has demonstrated the ability to create significant value and we believe there is greater upside potential to come with this investment,” said Barry E. Davis, Crosstex President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with Howard alongside Alinda as a new investment partner.”ABOUT THE COMPANIES: Howard Energy Partners: San Antonio-based Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC d/b/a Howard Energy Partners is an independent midstream energy company, owning and operating approximately 500 miles of natural gas pipelines, natural gas liquids processing plants, amine treating plants, a railroad park and other related midstream facilities in South Texas primarily serving the Olmos, Escondido and Eagle Ford resource plays. The company continues to execute on its growth and expansion plans and expects to complete development of the new Reveille cryogenic natural gas processing plant located in Webb County, Texas prior to the end of the year. The company has offices in Houston, San Antonio, Asherton, and Laredo, Texas. For more information on Howard Energy Partners, please visit our website www.howardenergypartners.com. Alinda Capital Partners: Alinda Capital Partners is one of the world's largest infrastructure investment firms with over $7.8 billion in equity commitments to infrastructure investments. Alinda has invested in infrastructure businesses that operate in 33 states in the United States as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg. These businesses serve 100 million customers annually in more than 400 cities globally, and employ more than 15,000 people. Alinda's investors are predominantly pension funds for public sector and private sector workers. These institutions seek steady investments over the long term, matching their pension liabilities. They include some of the largest institutional investors in the world. Alinda and its subsidiaries have two offices in the United States - in Greenwich, Connecticut and in Houston, Texas - and two offices in Europe - in London, England and in Düsseldorf, Germany. Additional information concerning Alinda is available on its website at www.alinda.com Crosstex Energy: Crosstex Energy, L.P., is an integrated midstream energy partnership headquartered in Dallas, Texas that offers diversified, tailored customer solutions spanning the energy value chain with services and infrastructure that link energy production with consumption. Crosstex operates approximately 3,500 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil pipelines, 10 natural gas processing plants and four fractionators, as well as barge and rail terminals, product storage facilities, brine disposal wells and an extensive truck fleet. Additional information about Crosstex Energy, L.P. can be found at www.crosstexenergy.com.