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

Thursday, May 17, 2012

S&P Indices Announces Change to U.S. Index17:42 EDT Thursday, May 17, 2012NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) will replace El Paso Corp. (NYSE: EP) in the S&P 500 index after the close of trading on Thursday, May 24. Kinder Morgan is acquiring El Paso in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date, pending final conditions.Kinder Morgan owns and operates energy transportation and storage assets. Headquartered in Houston, TX, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation Sub-Industry index.Following is a summary of the change:S&P 500  INDEX  ? May 24, 2012COMPANYGICS ECONOMIC SECTORGICS SUB-INDUSTRYADDEDKinder MorganEnergyOil & Gas Storage & TransportationDELETEDEl PasoEnergyOil & Gas Storage & TransportationAbout 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: 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 GuarinoCommunicationsS&P Indicesdave_guarino@standardandpoors.com212-438-1471David BlitzerManaging Director and Chairman of the Index CommitteeS&P Indicesdavid_blitzer@standardandpoors.com212-438-3908SOURCE S&P Indices