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Standard & Poor's Announces Changes to U.S. Indices

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Standard & Poor's Announces Changes to U.S. Indices18:00 EDT Tuesday, May 24, 2011NEW YORK, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices: Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR) will replace Massey Energy Corp. (NYSE: MEE) in the S&P 500 index after the close of trading on Wednesday, June 1. Alpha Natural Resources is acquiring Massey Energy in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final approvals.S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Triumph Group Inc. (NYSE: TGI) will replace Pride International Inc. (NYSE: PDE) in the S&P MidCap 400 index and Inter Parfums Inc. (NASD: IPAR) will replace Triumph Group in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on Tuesday, May 31. Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) is acquiring Pride International in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final approvals.Standard & Poor's will monitor these transactions, and post any relevant updates on its website: www.standardandpoors.com.  Alpha Natural Resources engages in the production, processing, and sale of coal.  Headquartered in Abingdon, VA, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Coal & Consumable Fuels Sub-Industry index. Triumph Group engages in the design, engineering, manufacture, repair, overhaul, and distribution of aircraft components. Headquartered in Wayne, PA, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Aerospace & Defense Sub-Industry index. Inter Parfums engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of various fragrances and fragrance related products. Headquartered in New York, NY, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Personal Products Sub-Industry index.Following is a summary of the changes: S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX  - May 31, 2011COMPANYGICS ECONOMIC SECTORGICS SUB-INDUSTRYADDEDTriumph GroupIndustrialsAerospace & DefenseDELETEDPride InternationalEnergyOil & Gas DrillingS&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX  - May 31, 2011COMPANYGICS ECONOMIC SECTORGICS SUB-INDUSTRYADDEDInter ParfumsConsumer StaplesPersonal ProductsDELETEDTriumph GroupIndustrialsAerospace & DefenseS&P 500 INDEX  - June 1, 2011COMPANYGICS ECONOMIC SECTORGICS SUB-INDUSTRYADDEDAlpha Natural ResourcesEnergyCoal & Consumable FuelsDELETEDMassey EnergyEnergyCoal & Consumable FuelsFor more information about S&P Indices, please visit www.standardandpoors.com/indices. About S&P IndicesS&P Indices, the world's leading index provider, maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Over $1.25 trillion is directly indexed to Standard & Poor's family of indices, which includes the S&P 500, the world's most followed stock market index, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, the S&P Global BMI, an index with approximately 11,000 constituents, the S&P GSCI, the industry's most closely watched commodities index, and the S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Index, the premier investable index for U.S. municipal bonds. For more information, please visit www.standardandpoors.com/indices.For more information contact:  David M. Blitzer, Ph.D.Managing Director & Chairman of the Index Committee (212) 438-3907SOURCE Standard & Poor's