March 09, 2012 at 17:51 PM EST
S&P Indices Announces Changes to U.S. Index

NEW YORK, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P 500 constituents Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE:LLY), Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:APC), eBay Inc. (NASD:EBAY), Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), Accenture plc  (NYSE:ACN) and Starbucks Corp. (NASD:SBUX) will replace S&P 500 constituents Entergy Corp. (NYSE:ETR), Xerox Corp. (NYSE:XRX), Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY), Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE:AA), Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) and Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S) respectively in the S&P 100 index after the close of trading on Friday, March 16. All companies being removed from the S&P 100 index will remain in the S&P 500 index. All companies being added to the S&P 100 index are more representative of the U.S. mega-cap equity space.

Eli Lilly is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.

Anadarko Petroleum is headquartered in The Woodlands, TX.

eBay is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Simon Property Group is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.

Accenture is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Starbucks is headquartered in Seattle, WA

Following is a summary of the changes:

S&P 100  INDEX  – March 16, 2012

 

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Eli Lilly

Health Care

Pharmaceuticals

 

Anadarko Petroleum

Energy

Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

 

eBay

Information Technology

Internet Software & Services

 

Simon Property Group

Financials

Retail REITs

 

Accenture

Information Technology

IT Consulting & Other Services

 

Starbucks

Consumer Discretionary

Restaurants

DELETED

Entergy

Utilities

Electric Utilities

 

Xerox

Information Technology

Office Electronics

 

Weyerhaeuser

Financials

Specialized REITs

 

Alcoa

Materials

Aluminum

 

Avon Products

Consumer Staples

Personal Products

 

Sprint Nextel

Telecommunication Services

Wireless Telecommunication Services

 

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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 
212-438-3907

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