STOXX Changes Composition of European Benchmark Indexes


      STOXX Changes Composition of European Benchmark Indexes
 
    Third Regular Quarterly Review to be Effective on September
                             18, 2006

ZURICH, Switzerland, Aug. 15, 2006 (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 STOXX EU Enlarged Total
Market Index and the Dow Jones STOXX Football Index. 
Effective with the open of European markets on September 18, 2006 the
following ten stocks will be added to the Dow Jones STOXX 600 and its
respective size and sector indexes: Admiral Group (United Kingdom,
Insurance), BAM Groep (Netherlands, Construction & Materials), Carphone
Warehouse Grp (United Kingdom, Retail), Debenhams (United Kingdom,
Retail), Hexagon B (Sweden, Industrial Goods & Services), IFIL
Investments (Italy, Financial Services), Legrand (France, Industrial
Goods & Services), OKO Bank A (Finland, Banks), Pan Fish (Norway, Food
& Beverage) and William Demant Holding (Denmark, Health Care). 
Companies exiting the index are: AMB Generali Holding (Germany,
Insurance), BETandWIN.com Interactive Ent (Austria, Travel & Leisure),
Edison (Italy, Utilities), Emporiki Bank of Greece SA (Greece, Banks),
Getronics (Netherlands, Technology), Huhtamaki Oyj (Finland, Industrial
Goods & Services), Iberia (Spain, Travel & Leisure), Nokian Renkaat
(Finland, Automobiles & Parts), Oce (Netherlands, Technology) and Orion
B (Finland, Health Care). 
The sector classification for the Dow Jones STOXX 600 component Norsk
Hydro (Norway) will change from Basic Resources to Oil & Gas. 
As of July 31, 2006 the total free-float market capitalization of the
reconstituted Dow Jones STOXX 600 decreased from EUR 6,516.77 billion
to EUR 6,276.66 billion and of the reconstituted Dow Jones STOXX Total
Market Index from EUR 6,999.50 to EUR 6,735.70 billion. 
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/reviews2006.html. As of July 31, 2006
the total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow
Jones STOXX Global 1800 index decreased from EUR 20,424.54 billion to
EUR 19,659.35 billion, and of the reconstituted Dow Jones STOXX EU
Enlarged Total Market Index increased from EUR 80.09 billion to EUR
80.37 billion. 
The composition of the Dow Jones STOXX Football Index will remain
unchanged. The total free-float market capitalization of the Dow Jones
STOXX Football Index increased from EUR 830.14 million to EUR 871.99. 
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 September 13, 2006 after close of European markets. All
changes will be effective on September 18, 2006. 
Journalists may e-mail questions regarding this press release to
PR-Indexes@dowjones.com or contact Dow Jones Indexes/STOXX press
office: 


 Frankfurt: + 49-69-29725-290
 New York:  +1-212-597-5720

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