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

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's will make the
following changes to the S&P SmallCap 600 and S&P REIT Composite indices after
the close of trading on Tuesday, September 27, 2005: 

    -- Prosperity Bancshares Inc. (Nasdaq: PRSP) will replace CRT Properties
       Inc. (NYSE: CRO) in the S&P SmallCap 600.  CRT is being acquired by
       clients advised by DRA Advisors LLC, along with S&P SmallCap 600 and
       S&P REIT Composite constituent Colonial Properties Trust (NYSE: CLP),
       in a deal that is expected to close on that date, pending final
    -- LTC Properties Inc. (NYSE: LTC) will replace CRT Properties Inc.
       (NYSE: CRO) in the S&P REIT Composite.

Standard & Poor's will monitor this transaction, and post any relevant
updates on its website: . 
Prosperity Bancshares provides a line of financial products and services
to small and medium-sized businesses and consumers.  Headquartered in Houston,
TX, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS (Global Industry
Classification Standard) Regional Banks Sub-Industry Index. 
LTC Properties invests primarily in long-term care and other health care-related properties.  Headquartered in Malibu, CA, the company will be added to
the S&P REIT Composite Health Care property category. 

    Following is a summary of the changes:
                 S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX - September 27, 2005
    ADDED    Prosperity Bancshares       Financials       Regional Banks
    DELETED  CRT Properties              Financials       Real Estate
                S&P REIT COMPOSITE INDEX - September 27, 2005
                COMPANY            REIT TYPE             PROPERTY CATEGORY
    ADDED     LTC Properties         Hybrid                Health Care
    DELETED   CRT Properties         Equity              Industrial/Office

Additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any way
reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies concerned. 
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SOURCE  Standard & Poor's 
David M. Blitzer, Ph.D. Managing Director & Chairman of the Index Committee 
-0- Sep/21/2005 22:32 GMT
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