STOXX, Ltd. Changes the Composition of the European Benchmark In


   STOXX, Ltd. Changes the Composition of the European Benchmark
                              Indexes
 
    Second Regular Quarterly Review to be Effective on June 20,
                               2005

ZURICH, May 17, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- STOXX, Ltd. today announced changes
in the composition of the Dow Jones STOXX Global 1800 index, the Dow
Jones STOXX Total Market Index, the Dow Jones STOXX 600 Index and its
sector indexes, the Dow Jones EU Enlarged Total Market Index and the
Dow Jones STOXX Football Index. 
Effective with the open of European markets on June 20, 2005 the
following 12 stocks will be added to the Dow Jones STOXX 600 and its
respective size and sector indexes: Raiffeisen International
Bank-Holding (Austria, Banks), Premiere (Germany, Media), Fabege
(Sweden, Financial Services), BETandWIN.Com Interactive Entertainment
(Austria, Travel & Leisure), Inmobiliaria Colonial (Spain, Financial
Services), Castellum (Sweden, Financial Services), Sulzer R
(Switzerland, Industrial Goods & Services), Banca Carige (Italy,
Banks), Wartsila (Finland, Industrial Goods & Services), Almancora
(Belgium, Banks), Yit-Yhtyma (Finland, Construction & Materials),
Kingspan Group (Ireland, Construction & Materials). 
Companies exiting the index are: Dairy Crest Group (Great Britain, Food
& Beverage), Halma (Great Britain, Industrial Goods & Services), MLP
(Germany, Financial Services), Marconi Corporation (Great Britain,
Technology), FKI (Great Britain, Industrial Goods & Services),
Woolworths Group (Great Britain, Retail), NH Hoteles (Spain, Travel &
Leisure), Premier Farnell (Great Britain, Industrial Goods & Services),
Jardine Lloyd Thompson (Great Britain, Insurance), SSL International
(Great Britain, Health Care), Unaxis R (Switzerland, Industrial Goods &
Services) and Autoliv Inc Swedish Depository Receipt (Sweden,
Automobiles & Parts). 
The market sectors for the following Dow Jones STOXX 600 components
will change: Bradford & Bingley (Great Britain) from Financial Services
to Banks and Henderson Group (Great Britain) from Insurance to
Financial Services. 
The following component will be added to the Dow Jones STOXX Football
Index: Trabzonspor Sportif Yatirim (Turkey). 
As of April 29, 2005 the total free-float market capitalization of the
reconstituted Dow Jones STOXX 600 increased from E5001.58 billion to
E5007.71 billion, of the reconstituted Dow Jones STOXX Total Market
Index from E5254.98 billion to E5272.79 billion and the reconstituted
Dow STOXX Football index increased from E954.59 million to E1001.24
million. 
The Dow Jones STOXX Global 1800 and the Dow Jones STOXX EU Enlarged
Total Market Index are also part of this regular quarterly review. The
new composition of the indexes can be found at
http://www.stoxx.com/info/reports/2005/reviews2005.html 
As of April 29, 2005 the total free-float market capitalization of the
reconstituted Dow Jones STOXX Global 1800 index increased from
E16401.87 billion to E16433.30 billion, and of the reconstituted Dow
Jones STOXX EU Enlarged Total Market Index increased from E46.35
billion to E48.31 billion. 
Changes are being announced today after the conclusion of a regular
quarterly component review. The adjusted component weightings,
including the number of shares and free-float factors, will be
announced on June 15, 2005 after close of European markets. All changes
will be effective on June 20, 2005. 
Journalists may e-mail questions regarding this press release to:
PR-Indexes@dowjones.com or contact a member of the Dow Jones
Indexes/STOXX public relations team. 


 Frankfurt:   Simona Deckers,    +49-69-971428-94
              Nicole Wesch,      +49-69-971428-93
 
 New York:    Sybille A. Reitz,  +1-212-597-5735

Disclaimer: Company additions and deletions do not in any way reflect
an opinion on the investment merits of the company. 
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