Farmers National Banc Corp. (NASDAQ: FMNB) announced today its inclusion in the MSCI US Micro Cap Index http://www.msci.com, which represents microcap companies in the U.S. equity market and targets for inclusion the lowest 1.5 percent of the U.S. equity market capitalization. This weighted stock index fund measures the performance of the micro-cap segment of the US equity market. Of the ten sectors that comprise the index, financials account for 34.25 percent. The index is reviewed quarterly in February, May, August and November.
“We are pleased that the stock of Farmers National Banc Corp. is one of the 37 new stocks that will be included in the MCSI USA Micro-Cap Index,” said Farmers’ President and CEO, John S. Gulas. “This year our stock has been included in the Russell 2000 and 3000, named one of the 200 best community banks in America by American Banker Magazine, and recognized by Bauer as a five-star rated financial institution,” states Gulas.
Farmers National Banc Corp.’s inclusion in the MSCI US Micro Cap Index became effective at the close of market on Friday, November 30, 2012. Index funds using the MSCI US Micro Cap Index may rebalance their portfolios based on the new companies included in the Index, which could result in additional trading activity in FMNB’s shares. This is the first time FMNB has been included in the MSCI US Micro Cap Index since its stock was first listed on NASDAQ on September 15, 2011.
About Farmers National Banc Corp.
Farmers National Banc Corp. is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Canfield, Ohio, with more than $1 billion in Banking assets and $1 billion in Trust assets. Farmers National Banc Corp.’s wholly-owned subsidiaries are comprised of The Farmers National Bank of Canfield, a full-service national bank engaged in commercial and retail banking with 20 retail offices in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Stark Counties in Ohio, and Farmers Trust Company, which operates two trust offices and offers services in the same geographic markets. Farmers National Insurance, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Farmers National Bank of Canfield, offers a variety of insurance products.
Founded in 1887, the bank has been community-minded and committed to the Valley for 125 years. Throughout the recent financial crisis, Farmers has shown great strength by continuing rock-solid business and lending practices that help the individuals and businesses in our communities thrive and survive.
About MSCI Inc.
MSCI Inc., founded in 1969, was formerly known as Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. MSCI globally provides a suite of performance, risk management, and corporate governance products and related support services worldwide. MSCI serves asset owners, such as pension funds, endowments, foundations, central banks, family offices, and insurance companies; institutional and retail asset managers, including managers of pension assets, mutual funds, exchange traded funds, hedge funds, and private wealth; financial intermediaries, such as banks, broker-dealers, exchanges, custodians and investment consultants; and corporate clients.