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Cohen & Steers Announces Change in Global Realty Majors Portfolio Index

Friday, February 04, 2011

Cohen & Steers Announces Change in Global Realty Majors Portfolio Index17:30 EST Friday, February 04, 2011NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE: CNS) announced today a pending change to its Global Realty Majors Portfolio Index (GRM) effective at the close of business on February 18, 2011. Component change:Deletion and ReplacementIndex Name:Cohen & Steers Global Realty Majors Portfolio IndexIndex Symbol:GRMCalculation method:Free-Float Adjusted Modified Capitalization Weighted Index Deleted component symbol:8952 JPDeleted component name:Japan Real Estate Investment CorporationDeleted component symbol:8953 JPDeleted component name:Japan Retail Fund Investment CorporationDeleted component symbol:WRT AUDeleted component name:Westfield Retail TrustReplacement component symbol:GGP USReplacement component name:General Growth Properties, Inc.Replacement component symbol:GFC FPReplacement component name:Gecina S.A.The Global Realty Majors Portfolio Index is a free-float adjusted, modified market-cap-weighted total return index of selected real estate equity securities. It is quoted intraday on a real-time basis by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange under the symbol GRM. The index's free-float market capitalization approach and qualitative screening process emphasize companies that the Cohen & Steers Index Committee believes are leading the securitization of real estate globally. GRM can be used as an indexing benchmark, stock selection universe, underlying index for derivative instruments or performance benchmark. All index weightings are independently calculated by Standard & Poor's.SOURCE Cohen & Steers, Inc.For further information: Francis C. Poli, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Cohen & Steers, Inc., +1-212-832-3232