NEW YORK – April 29, 2008 – The NYSE Group Inc., today announced that the NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index® will replace the following constituents in the index as a result of a corporate action. The changes will be effective as of market close on April 30th, 2008 .
NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index® Announces Change to Index Components
Leaving the Index:
BEA Systems Inc. (BEAS )
New constituents added to the Index:
Western Digital Corp. (WDC)
A link to the Index guidelines: http://www.nyse.com/pdfs/NYSEArcaTech100IndexGuidelines.pdf
A link to the Index returns & data subscription: http://www.nyse.com/marketinfo/indexes/pse_resources.shtml
About NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index®
The NYSE Arca Tech Index® has been in existence since 1982, and is commonly referenced as a benchmark for the U.S. tech sector. This price weighted index is comprised of 100 listed and over-the-counter securities. Companies from different industries that produce or deploy innovative technologies to conduct their business are considered for inclusion. Leading companies are selected from several industries, including computer hardware, software, semiconductors, telecommunications, data storage and processing, electronics and biotechnology. Modeled as a multi-industry technology index, the objective of the NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index is to provide a benchmark for measuring the performance of companies using technology innovation across a broad spectrum of industries.
The index is licensed to the NYSE Arca Tech 100 ETF, a series of the Ziegler Exchange Traded Trust, and is listed on NYSE Arca for trading. Information about the ETF can be found here: www.NXT100.com
More information about the index can be found: www.nyse.com/tech100index
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) operates the world’s leading and most liquid exchange group, and seeks to provide the highest levels of quality, customer choice and innovation. Its family of exchanges, located in six countries, includes the New York Stock Exchange, the world's largest cash equities market; Euronext, the Eurozone's largest cash equities market; Liffe, Europe's leading derivatives exchange by value of trading; and NYSE Arca Options, one of the fastest growing U.S. options trading platforms. NYSE Euronext offers a diverse array of financial products and services for issuers, investors and financial institutions in cash equities, options and derivatives, ETFs, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions. NYSE Euronext's nearly 4,000 listed companies represent a combined $27.3 / €17.3 trillion in total global market capitalization (as of March 31, 2008 ), more than four times that of any other exchange group. NYSE Euronext's equity exchanges transact an average daily trading value of approximately $169.6 / €113.2 billion (as of March 31, 2008 ), which represents more than one-third of the world's cash equities trading. NYSE Euronext is part of the S&P 500 index and the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index. For more information, please visit www.nyx.com.
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