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Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet Information and Asset Coverage Ratio Update as of July 31, 2018

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Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. (NYSE:TTP) today announced that
as of July 31, 2018, the company's unaudited total assets were
approximately $270.7 million and its unaudited net asset value was
$198.7 million, or $19.84 per share.

As of July 31, 2018, the company was in compliance with its asset
coverage ratios under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the 1940 Act)
and basic maintenance covenants. The company's asset coverage ratio
under the 1940 Act with respect to senior securities representing
indebtedness was 492 percent, and its coverage ratio for preferred
shares was 381 percent. For more information on calculation of coverage
ratios, please refer to the company's most recent applicable prospectus.

Set forth below is a summary of the company's unaudited balance sheet at
July 31, 2018 and a summary of its top 10 holdings.

     

Unaudited balance sheet

(in Millions) Per Share
Investments $ 268.5 $ 26.80
Cash and Cash Equivalents 0.5 0.05
Other Assets   1.7   0.18
Total Assets   270.7   27.03
 
Credit Facility Borrowings 20.8 2.08
Senior Notes 34.0 3.39
Preferred Stock   16.0   1.60
Total Leverage   70.8   7.07
 
Other Liabilities   1.2   0.12
Net Assets $ 198.7 $ 19.84
 

10.02 million common shares currently outstanding.

 
           

Top 10 holdings (as of July 31, 2018)

 
Name

 

Ticker

Market Value

(in Millions)

% of
Investment
Securities(1)

ONEOK, Inc. OKE $ 26.4 9.8 %
Plains GP Holdings, L.P. PAGP 21.3 7.9 %
TransCanada Corporation TRP 16.4 6.1 %
Tallgrass Energy, LP TGE 15.7 5.8 %
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. ETP 15.0 5.6 %
Enbridge Inc. ENB 14.9 5.6 %
Targa Resources Corp. TRGP 14.3 5.3 %
Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. EEQ 11.0 4.1 %
The Williams Companies, Inc. WMB 10.0 3.7 %
SemGroup Corporation SEMG   9.6 3.6 %
Total $ 154.6 57.5 %
 

(1) Percent of Investments and Cash Equivalents.

About Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc.

Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. (NYSE:TTP) is a non-diversified,
closed-end management investment company that seeks to obtain a high
level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions. TTP
invests primarily in equity securities of pipeline companies that
transport natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil and refined
products and, to a lesser extent, in other energy infrastructure
companies.

About Tortoise

Tortoise specializes in essential assets and income. Tortoise invests in
assets and services that serve essential needs in society and can also
serve essential client needs, such as diversification and income.
Tortoise's energy investing expertise across the energy value chain,
including infrastructure and MLPs, dates back more than 15 years.
Through a variety of investment vehicles, Tortoise provides access to a
wide range of client solutions, focused on their evolving needs. For
more information, please visit www.tortoiseadvisors.com.

Tortoise Capital Advisors is the Adviser to the Tortoise Pipeline &
Energy Fund, Inc.

Safe harbor statement

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a
solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in
any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale
would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws
of such state or jurisdiction.

Forward-looking statement

This press release contains certain statements that may include
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included
herein are "forward-looking statements." Although the company and
Tortoise Capital Advisors believe that the expectations reflected in
these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve
assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove
to be incorrect. Actual results could differ materially from those
anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety
of factors, including those discussed in the company's reports that are
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place
undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as
of the date of this press release. Other than as required by law, the
company and Tortoise Capital Advisors do not assume a duty to update
this forward-looking statement.

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