Standard & Poor's Announces Changes to S&P U.S. Indices

  NEW YORK, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's will make the following
changes in the S&P SmallCap 600 and S&P REIT Composite Indices: 

      *  AFC Enterprises Inc. (Nasdaq: AFCE) will replace Hall, Kinion &
       Associates Inc. (Nasdaq: HAKI) in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index after the
       close of trading on Tuesday, February 11, 2003.  Hall, Kinion &
       Associates had a market capitalization of $25 million after the close
       of trading on February 6, ranking 600 in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.
      *  Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE: RPT) will replace IRT Property
       Company (NYSE: IRT) in the S&P REIT Composite Index after the close of
       trading on Wednesday, February 12, 2003.  IRT Property is being
       acquired by Equity One (NYSE: EQY) in a transaction scheduled to close
       on or about that date, pending shareholder and regulatory approval.
       Equity One will not be added to an S&P index at this time.
      Following is a summary of the announced changes:
                    S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX - February 11, 2003
      ADDED       AFC Enterprises        Consumer             Restaurants
      DELETED      Hall, Kinion        Industrials         Employment Services
                 & Associates
                   S&P REIT COMPOSITE INDEX - February 12, 2003
                      COMPANY           REIT TYPE          PROPERTY CATEGORY
      ADDED      Ramco-Gershenson        Equity                Retail
               Properties Trust
      DELETED   IRT Property Company     Equity                Retail

  AFC Enterprises develops, operates and franchises quick-service
restaurants, bakeries and cafes, primarily under the trade names Popeyes
Chicken & Biscuits, Church's Chicken and Cinnabon.  The company, headquartered
in Atlanta, GA, will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS (Global Industry
Classification Standard) Restaurants sub-industry. 
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust is a REIT engaged in the business of
owning, developing, acquiring, managing and leasing community shopping
centers.  The company, headquartered in Southfield, MI, will be added to the
S&P REIT Composite Retail property category. 
Company additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any
way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the company. 
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