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S&P Indices Announces Changes to U.S. Indices

Monday, January 09, 2012

S&P Indices Announces Changes to U.S. Indices17:57 EST Monday, January 09, 2012NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P will make the following changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 Indices: S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Carter's Inc. (NYSE: CRI) will replace 99¢ Only Stores (NYSE: NDN) in the S&P MidCap 400 index, and Virtus Investment Partners Inc. (NASD: VRTS) will replace Carter's in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on Friday, January 13.  A consortium led by Ares Management LLC is acquiring 99¢ Only Stores in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final approvals. SunCoke Energy Inc. (NYSE: SXCwi) will replace School Specialty Inc. (NASD: SCHS) in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on Tuesday, January 17. S&P 500 constituent Sunoco Inc. (NYSE: SUN) is spinning off SunCoke Energy in a transaction expected to be completed on or about that date pending final approvals. The Sunoco stub will remain in the S&P 500 index. School Specialty is ranked #600 in the SmallCap 600 index.S&P Indices will post any relevant updates on its website: www.standardandpoors.com.  Carter's designs, sources, and markets branded children's wear. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Apparel Accessories & Luxury Goods Sub-Industry index.Virtus Investment Partners Inc. provides investment management products and services. Headquartered in Hartford, CT, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Asset Management & Custody Banks Sub-Industry index.SunCoke Energy manufactures coke for use in the production of blast furnace steel. Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Diversified Metals & Mining Sub-Industry index.Following is a summary of the changes: S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX  ? January 13, 2012 COMPANYGICS ECONOMIC SECTORGICS SUB-INDUSTRYADDEDCarter'sConsumer DiscretionaryApparel Accessories & Luxury GoodsDELETED99¢ Only StoresConsumer DiscretionaryGeneral Merchandise Stores  S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX  ? January 13, 2012 COMPANYGICS ECONOMIC SECTORGICS SUB-INDUSTRYADDEDVirtus Investment PartnersFinancialsAsset Management & Custody BanksDELETEDCarter'sConsumer DiscretionaryApparel Accessories & Luxury Goods  S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX  ? January 17, 2012 COMPANYGICS ECONOMIC SECTORGICS SUB-INDUSTRYADDEDSunCoke EnergyMaterialsDiversified  Metals  & MiningDELETEDSchool SpecialtyConsumer DiscretionaryEducation ServicesAbout S&P IndicesS&P Indices, a leading brand of the McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Over $1.45 trillion is directly indexed to our 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.   It is not possible to invest directly in an index. S&P Indices does not sponsor, endorse, sell, or promote any S&P index-based investment product. This document does not constitute an offer of services in jurisdictions where S&P Indices or its affiliates do not have the necessary licenses. S&P Indices receives compensation in connection with licensing its indices to third parties. For more information contact:  David M. Blitzer, Ph.D.Managing Director & Chairman of the Index Committee(212) 438-3907        SOURCE S&P Indices