Goldman Sachs, Visa & Nike Set to Join the Dow Jones Industrial Average

   Goldman Sachs, Visa & Nike Set to Join the Dow Jones Industrial Average

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
(NYSE:GS) will replace Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC), Visa Inc. (NYSE:V)
will replace Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ), and Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) will
replace Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) after
the close of trading on Friday, September 20. The changes will be effective
with the opening of trading on Monday, September 23. The index changes were
prompted by the low stock price of the three companies slated for removal and
the Index Committee's desire to diversify the sector and industry group
representation of the Index.

The Goldman Sachs Group, headquartered in New York, NY, provides investment
banking, securities, and investment management services, as well as financial
services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and
high-net-worth individuals worldwide.

Visa, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a payments technology company
that engages in the operation of retail electronic payments network worldwide.

Nike, headquartered in Beaverton, OR, engages in the design, development,
marketing, and sale of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories.

The changes won't cause any disruption in the level of the Index. The divisor
used to calculate the DJIA from its components' prices on their respective
home exchanges will be changed prior to the opening on September 23. This
procedure prevents any distortion in the DJIA's reflection of the U.S. stock

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Transportation Average, Dow Jones Utility Average and Dow Jones Composite
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Additions to and deletions from the Dow Jones Industrial Average do not in any
way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies involved.

Following is a summary of the changes:

ADDED   The Goldman Sachs Financials             Investment Banking &
        Group                                    Brokerage
        Visa              Information Technology Data Processing &
                                                 Outsourced Services
        Nike              Consumer Discretionary Footwear
DELETED Bank of America   Financials             Other Diversified Financial
        Hewlett-Packard   Information Technology Computer Hardware
        Alcoa             Materials              Aluminum

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