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Standard & Poor's Announces Change to U.S. Index

Monday, August 15, 2011

Standard & Poor's Announces Change to U.S. Index18:08 EDT Monday, August 15, 2011NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Valassis Communications Inc. (NYSE: VCI) will replace Immucor Inc. (NASD: BLUD) in the S&P MidCap 400 index after the close of trading on Thursday, August 18, 2011.  Immucor is being acquired by TPG Partners in a deal expected to be completed soon pending final approvals.Standard & Poor's will monitor this transaction, and post any relevant updates on its website: www.standardandpoors.com. Valassis Communications, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media and marketing services company.  Headquartered in Livonia, MI, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Publishing Sub-Industry index. Following is a summary of the change: S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX  ? August 18, 2011COMPANYGICS ECONOMIC SECTORGICS SUB-INDUSTRYADDEDValassis CommunicationsConsumer DiscretionaryPublishingDELETEDImmucor Inc.Health CareHealth Care SuppliesFor 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.SOURCE Standard & Poor'sFor further information: David M. Blitzer, Ph.D., Managing Director & Chairman of the Index Committee, +1-212-438-3907