Affiliated Managers Group Set to Join S&P 500; LaSalle Hotel Properties, Rayonier Advanced Materials, TimkenSteel, Belden to Jo

   Affiliated Managers Group Set to Join S&P 500; LaSalle Hotel Properties,  Rayonier Advanced Materials, TimkenSteel, Belden to Join the S&P MidCap 400;                        Others to Join S&P SmallCap 600  PR Newswire  NEW YORK, June 24, 2014  NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices:    oS&P MidCap 400 constituent Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (NYSE: AMG) will     replace Forest Laboratories Inc. (NYSE: FRX) in the S&P 500, S&P SmallCap     600 constituent LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) will replace     Affiliated Managers Group in the S&P MidCap 400, and Sagent     Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASD: SGNT) will replace LaSalle Hotel Properties in     the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Monday, June 30. S&P     500 constituent Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) is acquiring Forest Laboratories     in a transaction expected to be completed after the close of trading on     that date.   oRayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE: RYAMwi) will replace Intrepid     Potash Inc. (NYSE: IPI) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Intrepid Potash will     replace JAKKS Pacific Inc. (NASD: JAKK) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the     close of trading on Friday, June 27. S&P MidCap 400 constituent Rayonier     Inc. (NYSE: RYN) is spinning off Rayonier Advanced Materials to     shareholders in a transaction expected to be effective after the close of     trading on that date. Rayonier will remain in the S&P MidCap 400 after the     spin-off. Intrepid Potash is ranked near the bottom of the S&P MidCap 400     and is more appropriate for the S&P SmallCap 600. JAKKS Pacific is ranked     near the bottom of the S&P SmallCap 600 and is no longer representative of     that index.   oTimkenSteel Corp. (NYSE: TMSTwi) will replace Greenhill & Co. (NYSE: GHL)     in the S&P MidCap 400, and Greenhill will replace Spartan Motors Inc.     (NASD: SPAR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Monday,     June 30. S&P MidCap 400 constituent Timken Co. (NYSE: TKR) is spinning off     TimkenSteel to shareholders in a transaction expected to be effective     after the close of trading on that date. Timken will remain in the S&P     MidCap 400 after the spin-off. Greenhill is ranked near the bottom of the     S&P MidCap 400 and is more appropriate for the S&P SmallCap 600. Spartan     Motors is ranked near the bottom of the S&P SmallCap 600 and is no longer     representative of that index.   oS&P SmallCap 600 constituent Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC) will replace Fidelity     National Financial Inc. (NYSE: FNF) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Synergy     Resources Corp. (AMEX: SYRG) will replace Belden in the S&P SmallCap 600     after the close of trading on Monday, June 30. Effective on that date,     Fidelity National is reclassifying its common stock into two tracking     stocks. Per S&P U.S. Indices methodology, tracking stocks are not eligible     for inclusion in S&P U.S. Indices.   oVeritiv Corp. (NYSE: VRTVwi) will replace Higher One Holdings Inc. (NYSE:     ONE) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday, July     1. S&P 500 constituent International Paper Corp. (NYSE: IP) is spinning     off its distribution solutions business, and the newly spun company will     then merge with privately held UWW Holdings Inc. to create Veritiv Corp.     The transaction is expected to be effective after the close of trading on     July 1. International Paper will remain in the S&P 500 after the spin-off.     Higher One Holdings is ranked near the bottom of the S&P SmallCap 600 and     is no longer representative of that index.  Affiliated Managers Group operates as an asset management company. Headquartered in Prides Crossing, MA, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Asset Management & Custody Banks Sub-Industry index.  LaSalle Hotel Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the purchase, ownership, redevelopment, and leasing of hotels. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Hotel & Resorts REITs Sub-Industry index.  Sagent Pharmaceuticals develops, sources, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products. Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Pharmaceuticals Sub-Industry index.  Rayonier Advanced Materials is a producer of high-purity cellulose. Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Specialty Chemicals Sub-Industry index.  Intrepid Potash produces and markets muriate of potash and langbeinite. Headquartered in Denver, CO, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Sub-Industry index.  TimkenSteel manufactures and sells alloy steel, and carbon and micro-alloy steel products. Headquartered in Canton, OH, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Steel Sub-Industry index.  Belden designs, manufactures, and markets signal transmission solutions. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Electronic Components Sub-Industry index.  Greenhill & Co. operates as an independent investment bank. Headquartered in New York, NY, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Investment Banking & Brokerage Sub-Industry index.  Synergy Resources acquires, explores, develops, produces, and exploits crude oil and natural gas properties. Headquartered in Platteville, CO, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Sub-Industry index.  Veritiv is a distributor of printing and business paper products, packaging supplies and equipment, and facility supplies and equipment. Headquartered in Memphis, TN, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Trading Companies & Distributors Sub-Industry index.  Following is a summary of the changes:  S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX – June 27, 2014         COMPANY                GICS ECONOMIC       GICS SUB-INDUSTRY                                SECTOR ADDED   Rayonier Advanced      Materials           Specialty Chemicals         Materials DELETED Intrepid Potash        Materials           Fertilizers & Agricultural                                                    Chemicals    S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX – June 27, 2014         COMPANY         GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR   GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED   Intrepid Potash Materials              Fertilizers & Agricultural                                                Chemicals DELETED JAKKS Pacific   Consumer Discretionary Leisure Products    S&P 500 INDEX – June 30, 2014         COMPANY                GICS ECONOMIC       GICS SUB-INDUSTRY                                SECTOR ADDED   Affiliated Managers    Financials          Asset Management & Custody         Group                                      Banks DELETED Forest Laboratories    Health Care         Pharmaceuticals    S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX – June 30, 2014         COMPANY             GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED   LaSalle Hotel       Financials           Hotel & Resort REITs         Properties         TimkenSteel         Materials            Steel         Belden              Information          Electronic Components                             Technology DELETED Affiliated Managers Financials           Asset Management & Custody         Group                                    Banks         Greenhill & Co.     Financials           Investment Banking &                                                  Brokerage         Fidelity National   Financials           Property & Casualty Insurance         Financial    S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX – June 30, 2014         COMPANY                 GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED   Sagent Pharmaceuticals Health Care          Pharmaceuticals         Greenhill & Co.         Financials           Investment Banking &                                                      Brokerage         Synergy Resources       Energy               Oil & Gas Exploration &                                                      Production DELETED LaSalle Hotel           Financials           Hotel & Resort REITs         Properties         Belden                  Information          Electronic Components                                 Technology         Spartan Motors          Consumer             Auto Parts & Equipment                                 Discretionary    S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX – July 1, 2014         COMPANY             GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR   GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED   Veritiv             Industrials            Trading Companies &                                                    Distributors DELETED Higher One Holdings Information Technology Data Processing &                                                    Outsourced 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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