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Press release from PR Newswire

Dollar General Set to Join the S&P 500

Monday, November 26, 2012

Dollar General Set to Join the S&P 50018:17 EST Monday, November 26, 2012NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) will replace Cooper Industries plc (NYSE:CBE) in the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Friday, November 30. S&P 500 constituent Eaton Corp. (NYSE:ETN) is acquiring Cooper Industries in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final approvals. Dollar General operates as a discount retailer. Headquartered in Goodlettsville, TN, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) General Merchandise Stores Sub-Industry index. Following is a summary of the change:S&P 500 INDEX ? November 30, 2012COMPANYGICS ECONOMIC SECTORGICS SUB-INDUSTRYADDEDDollar GeneralConsumer DiscretionaryGeneral Merchandise StoresDELETEDCooper IndustriesIndustrialsElectrical Components & EquipmentAdditions to and deletions from S&P  Dow Jones Indices do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies involved.About 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 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.STANDARD & POOR'S and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC.  "Dow Jones" is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones").  SOURCE S&P Dow Jones IndicesFor further information: Dave Guarino, Communications, S&P Dow Jones Indices,, +1-201-755-5334, or David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee, S&P Dow Jones Indices, david_blitzer@, +1-917-376-1204