S&P Indices Announces Changes to U.S. Indices

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Indices will make the following changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices:

  • CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASD: CBOE) will replace Temple-Inland, Inc. (NYSE: TIN) in the S&P MidCap 400 index after the close of trading on a date to be announced. S&P 500 constituent International Paper Co. (NYSE: IP) is acquiring Temple-Inland in a transaction expected to be completed soon pending final approvals.
  • Akorn, Inc. (NASD: AKRX) will replace Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASD: BCSI) in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on Monday, February 13.  Blue Coat Systems is being acquired by an investor group led by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final approvals.
  • ViewPoint Financial Group, Inc (NASD: VPFG) will replace SonoSite, Inc. (NASD: SONO) in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on Wednesday, February 15.  FUJIFILM Holdings Corp. is acquiring Sonosite in a tender offer expected to be completed on or about that date pending final conditions.

CBOE Holdings operates markets for the execution of transactions in exchange-traded options. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Specialized Finance Sub-Industry index.

Akorn engages in the manufacture and marketing of diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical products. Headquartered in Lake Forest, IL, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Pharmaceuticals Sub-Industry index.

ViewPoint Financial Group operates ViewPoint Bank, which provides financial services for consumers and businesses. Headquartered in Plano, TX, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Thrifts & Mortgage Finance Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the changes:

S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX – TBA

 

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

CBOE Holdings

Financials

Specialized Finance

DELETED

Temple-Inland

Materials

Paper Packaging

 

S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX – February 13, 2012

 

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Akorn

Health Care

Pharmaceuticals

DELETED

Blue Coat Systems

Information Technology

Communications Equipment

 

S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX – February 15, 2012

 

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

ViewPoint Financial Group

Financials

Thrifts & Mortgage Finance

DELETED

Sonosite

Health Care

Health Care Equipment

 

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For more information:
Dave Guarino
Communications
S&P Indices
dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com
212-438-1471

David Blitzer
Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee
S&P Indices
david_blitzer@standardandpoors.com
212-438-3908

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