05.25.2016
By John D'Antona Editor, Traders Magazine

STOXX Changes Composition of Benchmark Indices

05.25.2016 By John D'Antona Editor, Traders Magazine

STOXX.com –ZURICH– STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group’s index business, and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, today announced the new composition of STOXX Benchmarks and their sub and sector indices, among them the STOXX Europe 600 Index, STOXX North America 600 Index and STOXX Asia/Pacific 600 Index.

Effective as of the open of European markets on Jun. 20, 2016, the following stocks will be added to and deleted from the STOXX Europe 600 Index and its respective size and sector indices:

Additions Deletions
MEDICLINIC INTERNATIONAL (U.K., Health Care, MDCM.L) BOVIS HOMES GRP (U.K., Personal & Household Goods, BVS.L)
ABN AMRO GROUP (Netherlands, Banks, ABNd.AS) TGS-NOPEC GEOPHYSICAL (Norway, Oil & Gas, TGS.OL)
SAGA (U.K., Retail, SAGAG.L) INDIVIOR (U.K., Health Care, INDV.L)

CYBG PLC (U.K., Banks, CYBGC.L)

BCA POPOLARE DI SONDRIO (Italy, Banks, BPSI.MI)

SAIPEM (Italy, Oil & Gas, SPMI.MI)

LANCASHIRE HOLDINGS (U.K., Insurance, LRE.L)
ELIOR GROUP (France, Travel & Leisure, ELIOR.PA) OPAP (Greece, Travel & Leisure, OPAr.AT)
HOCHTIEF (Germany, Construction & Materials HOTG.DE) STAGECOACH GRP (U.K., Travel & Leisure, DGC.L)
WIENERBERGER (Austria, Construction & Materials, WBSV.VI) FLSMIDTH & COMPANY (Denmark, Materials, FLS.CO)
GVC HOLDINGS (U.K., Travel & Leisure, GVC.L) ELEMENTIS (U.K., Chemicals, ELM.L)
FASTIGHETS BALDER B (Sweden, Real Estate, BALDb.ST) SPORTS DIRECT INTERNATIONAL (U.K., Retail, SPD.L)

SAAB B (Sweden, Industrial Goods & Services, SAABb.ST)

RESTAURANT GRP (U.K., Travel & Leisure, RTN.L)

As of Apr. 29, 2016, the total free-float market cap of the reconstituted STOXX Europe 600 Index increased from 7.2421 trillion euros to 7.2566 trillion euros.

The STOXX Global 1800 Index, STOXX North America 600 Index and STOXX Asia/Pacific 600 Index are also part of this regular quarterly review. Additions to and deletions from these indices can be found at:

http://www.stoxx.com/download/indices/methodology/fixed_component_changes.xls.

Furthermore, the STOXX Europe Total Market Index, STOXX EU Enlarged Total Market, STOXX Eastern Europe Total Market andSTOXX Eastern Europe 300 indices are also part of this regular quarterly review. Their new composition can be found on the respective page at www.stoxx.com on Jun. 20, 2016.

Changes are being announced today after the conclusion of a regular quarterly component review. The adjusted component weightings, including the number of shares and free-float factors, will be announced on Jun. 10, 2016 after the close of markets. All changes will be effective as of the open of markets on Jun. 20, 2016. In the case of upcoming mergers and acquisitions occurring until the final implementation date, the composition of the indices may change.

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