FTD and Provident New York to Join S&P SmallCap 600

             FTD and Provident New York to Join S&P SmallCap 600

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2013

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the
following changes to the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on
Thursday, October 31:

  oFTD Companies Inc. (NASD: FTDDV) will replace United Online Inc. (NASD:
    UNTD). United Online is spinning off FTD in a deal expected to be
    completed on or about October 31 pending final conditions. Post spin-off,
    United Online's market capitalization is expected to be well below $200
    million, whereas the minimum market capitalization necessary for inclusion
    in the S&P SmallCap 600 is currently $350 million.
  oProvident New York Bancorp (NYSE: PBNY) will replace Sterling Bancorp
    (NYSE: STL). Provident New York is acquiring Sterling in a deal expected
    to be completed on or about October 31 pending final approvals. Provident
    New York will change its name to Sterling Bancorp following completion of
    the merger.

FTD is a floral and gift products and services company. Headquartered in
Downers Grove, IL, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS
(Global Industry Classification Standard) Internet Retail Sub-Industry index.

Provident New York provides commercial, business, and consumer banking
products and services. Headquartered in Montebello, NY, the company will be
added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Regional Banks Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the changes:

S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX – October 31, 2013
        COMPANY            GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR   GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
ADDED   FTD Companies      Consumer Discretionary Internet Retail
        Provident New York Financials             Regional Banks
DELETED United Online      Information Technology Internet Software & Services
        Sterling           Financials             Regional Banks



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