Regeneron Set to Join the S&P 500; Eagle Materials, CST Brands to Join the S&P MidCap 400; Francesca's, Northern Oil & Gas to

Regeneron Set to Join the S&P 500; Eagle Materials, CST Brands to Join the S&P    MidCap 400; Francesca's, Northern Oil & Gas to Join the S&P SmallCap 600  PR Newswire  NEW YORK, April 24, 2013  NEW YORK, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and the S&P SmallCap 600 indices:    oS&P MidCap 400 constituent Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASD:REGN) will     replace MetroPCS Communications Inc. (NYSE:PCS) in the S&P 500, S&P     SmallCap 600 constituent Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) will replace     Regeneron in the S&P MidCap 400, and Francesca's Holdings Corp.     (NASD:FRAN) will replace Eagle Materials in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the     close of trading on Tuesday, April 30. MetroPCS is merging with T-Mobile     USA Inc. in a transaction that is expected to leave the merged company's     public float substantially below the 50% threshold needed for inclusion in     the index.   oCST Brands Inc. (NYSE:CSTwi) will replace Northern Oil and Gas Inc.     (AMEX:NOG) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Northern Oil & Gas will replace The     Dolan Co. (NYSE:DM) in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of     trading on Wednesday, May 1. S&P 500 constituent Valero Energy Corp.     (NYSE:VLO) is spinning off CST Brands in a transaction expected to be     completed after the close of trading on that date. Valero Energy will     remain in the S&P 500 following the spin-off. Northern Oil & Gas has a     market capitalization that is more representative of the small cap market     space. Dolan is ranked # 600 in the S&P SmallCap 600 and is no longer     representative of the small cap market space.  Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Headquartered in Tarrytown, NY, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Biotechnology Sub-Industry index.  Eagle Materials manufactures and distributes building products. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Construction Materials Sub-Industry index.  Francesca's Holdings operates a chain of retail boutiques. Headquartered in Houston, TX, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Apparel Retail Sub-Industry index.  CST Brands is an independent retailer of motor fuels and convenience merchandise. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Automotive Retail Sub-Industry index.  Northern Oil and Gas engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas properties. Headquartered in Wayzata, MN, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Sub-Industry index.  Following is a summary of the changes:  S&P 500 INDEX – April 30, 2013         COMPANY         GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED   Regeneron       Health Care          Biotechnology         Pharmaceuticals DELETED MetroPCS        Telecommunication    Wireless Telecommunication         Communications  Services             Services    S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX – April 30, 2013         COMPANY                   GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED   Eagle Materials           Materials            Construction Materials DELETED Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Health Care          Biotechnology    S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX – April 30, 2013         COMPANY              GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR   GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED   Francesca's Holdings Consumer Discretionary Apparel Retail DELETED Eagle Materials      Materials              Construction Materials    S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX – May 1, 2013         COMPANY            GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR   GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED   CST Brands         Consumer Discretionary Automotive Retail DELETED Northern Oil & Gas Energy                 Oil & Gas Exploration &                                                   Production    S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX – May 1, 2013         COMPANY            GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED   Northern Oil & Gas Energy               Oil & Gas Exploration &                                                 Production DELETED  Dolan    Industrials          Research & Consulting Services  Additions to and deletions from S&P Dow Jones Indices do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies involved.  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