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Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a 2017 Alerian MLP Award (Ammy): Most Innovative MLP. The "Ammy" Awards, created by Alerian, recognize excellence in the MLP industry and are the MLP world's version of the Emmys, Espys and Oscars. The top 25 MLP-dedicated funds and top 25 sell-side analysts voted to select the winner in this category. "We're humbled and honored to receive this award," said Tallgrass Energy President and Chief Executive David G. Dehaemers Jr. "We've worked hard in the four plus years since our inception to provide value to our partners, customers and employees. This recognition validates those efforts." In naming TEP Most Innovative MLP for 2017, Alerian cited the company's work to transform REX into the nation's northernmost bi-directional natural gas header system. The completion of the REX Zone 3 Capacity Enhancement project - which went in service in January 2017 - marked the culmination of a series of projects that increased REX's total capacity in zone 3 to 4.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. About Tallgrass Energy Tallgrass Energy is a family of companies that includes publicly traded partnerships Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) and Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (NYSE:TEGP), and privately held Tallgrass Development, LP. Operating across 10 states, Tallgrass is a growth-oriented midstream energy operator with transportation, storage, terminal and processing assets that serve some of the nation's most prolific crude oil and natural gas basins. To learn more, please visit our web site at www.tallgrassenergy.com. About Alerian Alerian equips investors to make informed decisions about Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and energy infrastructure. Its benchmarks, including the flagship Alerian MLP Index (AMZ), are widely used by industry executives, investment professionals, research analysts and national media to analyze relative performance.