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LyondellBasell Industries Set to Join the S&P 500

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

LyondellBasell Industries Set to Join the S&P 50017:48 EDT Wednesday, August 29, 2012NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) will replace Sears Holdings Corp. (NASD:SHLD) in the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Tuesday, September 4. Sears' public float has been well below the 50% threshold for inclusion for an extended period of time and is no longer considered representative of the index.LyondellBasell Industries manufactures and sells chemicals and polymers, refines crude oil, produces gasoline blending components, and develops and licenses technologies for the production of polymers. Headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Specialty Chemicals Sub-Industry index.Following is a summary of the change:S&P 500 INDEX  ? September 4, 2012COMPANYGICS ECONOMIC SECTORGICS SUB-INDUSTRYADDEDLyondellBasellMaterialsSpecialty ChemicalsDELETEDSears HoldingsConsumer DiscretionaryDepartment StoresAbout S&P Dow Jones IndicesS&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies is the world's largest, global resource for index-based concepts, data and research. Home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial AverageSM, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC has over 115 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions that fulfill the needs of institutional and retail investors. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other provider in the world. With over 830,000 indices covering a wide range of assets classes across the globe, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC defines the way investors measure and trade the markets. To learn more about our company, please visit www.spdji.com. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, and their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, directors, officers, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively "S&P Dow Jones Indices") does not sponsor, endorse, sell, or promote any investment fund or other vehicle that is offered by third parties and that seeks to provide an investment return based on the returns of any S&P Dow Jones Indices index. This document does not constitute an offer of services in jurisdictions where S&P Dow Jones Indices or its affiliates do not have the necessary licenses. S&P Dow Jones Indices receives compensation in connection with licensing its indices to third parties.For more information:   Dave Guarino   Communications    S&P Dow Jones Indices   dave_guarino@spdji.com          212-438-1471David Blitzer    Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee           S&P Dow Jones Indices        david_blitzer@spdji.com            212-438-3907SOURCE S&P Dow Jones Indices