U.S. Market Cap Guidelines Updated and Constituent Changes Announced for the S&P SmallCap 600

 U.S. Market Cap Guidelines Updated and Constituent Changes Announced for the
                               S&P SmallCap 600

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 16, 2014

NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices is updating the
market cap guidelines for its U.S. indices. Effective today, the new
guidelines are:

  oS&P 500-- $5.3 billion or greater (previous range was $ 4.6 billion or
    greater)
  oS&P MidCap 400-- $1.4 billion to $5.9 billion (previous range was $1.2
    billion to $5.1 billion)
  oS&P SmallCap 600-- $400 million to $1.8 billion (previous range was $350
    million to $1.6 billion)

"Based on our review of the market's progress – the S&P 500 is up 7% since the
start of the year and 18% over the last 12 months – the Index Committee has
revised the market cap guidelines for the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P
SmallCap 600," says David M. Blitzer, Managing Director & Chairman of the
Index Committee. "These figures, which refer to total, not float adjusted
market value, are reviewed from time to time. The previous change was about a
year ago."

S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P SmallCap 600:

  oEducation Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: EDR) will replace Hittite Microwave
    Corp. (NASD: HITT) after the close of trading on Monday, July 21. S&P 500
    constituent Analog Devices Inc. (NASD:ADI) is acquiring Hittite Microwave
    in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final
    conditions.
  oMedAssets Inc. (NASD:MDAS) will replace OpenTable Inc. (NASD:OPEN) after
    the close of trading on Wednesday, July 23. S&P 500 constituent The
    Priceline Group Inc. (NASD:PCLN) is acquiring OpenTable in a deal expected
    to be completed soon pending final conditions.

Education Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), develops,
acquires, owns, and manages student housing communities. Headquartered in
Memphis, TN, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS (Global
Industry Classification Standard) Residential REITs Sub-Industry index.

MedAssets provides technology-enabled products and services for hospitals,
health systems, and other ancillary healthcare providers. Headquartered in
Alpharetta, GA, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Health
Care Technology Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the changes:

S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX – July 21, 2014
        COMPANY           GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR   GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
ADDED   Education Realty  Financials             Residential REITs
        Trust
DELETED Hittite Microwave Information Technology Semiconductors



S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX – July 23, 2014
        COMPANY   GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR   GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
ADDED   MedAssets Health Care            Health Care Technology
DELETED OpenTable Information Technology Internet Software & 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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For more information:

Dave Guarino
Communications
S&P Dow Jones Indices
dave.guarino@spdji.com
212-438-1471

David Blitzer
Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee
S&P Dow Jones Indices
david.blitzer@spdji.com
212-438-3907

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