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

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's will make the
following changes to the S&P 100 and 500 indices: 


    -- NYSE Euronext, Inc. (NYSE: NYX) will replace Limited Brands Inc.
       (NYSE: LTD) in the S&P 100 and Hilton Hotels Corp. Inc. (NYSE: HLT) in
       the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Wednesday, October 24.
       Hilton is being acquired by The Blackstone Group in a deal expected to
       close on or about that date, pending final approvals.  Limited Brands
       will remain in the S&P 500.  At today's close of trading, Limited
       Brands had a market capitalization of approximately $7.9 billion,
       ranking 100th in the S&P 100.
    -- Titanium Metals Corp. (NYSE: TIE) will replace Bausch & Lomb Inc.
       (NYSE: BOL) in the S&P 500 after the close of trading on a date to be
       announced.  Bausch & Lomb is being acquired by Warburg Pincus in a deal
       still pending final approvals.


Standard & Poor's will monitor these transactions, and post any relevant
updates on its website: www.standardandpoors.com. 
NYSE Euronext operates an exchange group and offers a diverse array of
financial products and services.  Headquartered in New York, NY, the company
will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard)
Specialized Finance Sub-Industry index. 
Titanium Metals produces titanium melted and mill products for commercial
aerospace, military, industrial, and other applications.  Headquartered in
Dallas, TX, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS Diversified Metals &
Mining Sub-Industry index. 


    Following is a summary of the changes:
                         S&P 100 INDEX - October 24, 2007
                  COMPANY        GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR    GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
      ADDED    NYSE Euronext          Financials        Specialized Finance
     DELETED   Limited Brands   Consumer Discretionary     Apparel Retail
                         S&P 500 INDEX - October 24, 2007
                  COMPANY        GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR    GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
      ADDED    NYSE Euronext          Financials        Specialized Finance
     DELETED   Hilton Hotels    Consumer Discretionary   Hotels, Resorts &
                                                               Cruise
                                                               Lines
                         S&P 500 INDEX - To Be Announced
                  COMPANY        GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR    GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
      ADDED   Titanium Metals          Materials        Diversified Metals &
                                                               Mining
     DELETED   Bausch & Lomb          Health Care       Health Care Supplies


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 
CONTACT:
David M. Blitzer, Ph.D. Managing Director & Chairman of the Index Committee 
Standard & Poor's +1-212-438-3907
-0- Oct/18/2007 21:57 GMT
 
 
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