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

Friday, March 09, 2012

S&P Indices Announces Changes to U.S. Index17:51 EST Friday, March 09, 2012NEW YORK, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P 500 constituents Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE:LLY), Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:APC), eBay Inc. (NASD:EBAY), Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), Accenture plc  (NYSE:ACN) and Starbucks Corp. (NASD:SBUX) will replace S&P 500 constituents Entergy Corp. (NYSE:ETR), Xerox Corp. (NYSE:XRX), Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY), Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE:AA), Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) and Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S) respectively in the S&P 100 index after the close of trading on Friday, March 16. All companies being removed from the S&P 100 index will remain in the S&P 500 index. All companies being added to the S&P 100 index are more representative of the U.S. mega-cap equity space.Eli Lilly is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.Anadarko Petroleum is headquartered in The Woodlands, TX.eBay is headquartered in San Jose, CA.Simon Property Group is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.Accenture is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. Starbucks is headquartered in Seattle, WAFollowing is a summary of the changes:S&P 100  INDEX  ? March 16, 2012 COMPANYGICS ECONOMIC SECTORGICS SUB-INDUSTRYADDEDEli LillyHealth CarePharmaceuticals Anadarko PetroleumEnergyOil & Gas Exploration & Production eBayInformation TechnologyInternet Software & Services Simon Property GroupFinancialsRetail REITs AccentureInformation TechnologyIT Consulting & Other Services StarbucksConsumer DiscretionaryRestaurantsDELETEDEntergyUtilitiesElectric Utilities XeroxInformation TechnologyOffice Electronics WeyerhaeuserFinancialsSpecialized REITs AlcoaMaterialsAluminum Avon ProductsConsumer StaplesPersonal Products Sprint NextelTelecommunication ServicesWireless Telecommunication Services About 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: Dave Guarino Communications S&P Indices dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com 212-438-1471David Blitzer Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee S&P Indices david_blitzer@standardandpoors.com 212-438-3907SOURCE S&P Indices