Ultimate Software Group Set to Join the S&P MidCap 400 and Consolidated Communications to Join the S&P SmallCap 600

   Ultimate Software Group Set to Join the S&P MidCap 400 and Consolidated
                 Communications to Join the S&P SmallCap 600

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug.11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the
following changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices:

  oThe Ultimate Software Group Inc. (NASD: ULTI) will replace The Hillshire
    Brands Co. (NYSE: HSH) in the S&P MidCap 400 after the close of trading on
    Thursday, August 14. S&P 500 constituent Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is
    acquiring The Hillshire Brands in a deal expected to be completed soon
    pending final approvals.
  oConsolidated Communications Holdings Inc. (NASD: CNSL) will replace Taylor
    Capital Group Inc. (NASD: TAYC) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of
    trading on Monday, August 18. MB Financial Inc. (NASD: MBFI) is acquiring
    Taylor Capital Group in a deal expected to be completed on or about that
    date.

The Ultimate Software Group provides cloud-based human capital management
solutions. Headquartered in Weston, FL, the company will be added to the S&P
MidCap 400 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Application Software
Sub-Industry index.

Consolidated Communications Holdings provides a range of communications
services to residential and business clients. Headquartered in Mattoon, IL,
the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Integrated
Telecommunication Services Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the changes:

S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX – August 14, 2014
        COMPANY                  GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR   GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
ADDED   The Ultimate Software    Information Technology Application Software
        Group
DELETED The Hillshire Brands     Consumer Staples       Packaged Foods & Meats



S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX – August 18, 2014
        COMPANY              GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
ADDED   Consolidated         Telecommunication    Integrated Telecommunication
        Communications       Services             Services
DELETED Taylor Capital Group Financials           Regional Banks



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