NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today the results of the annual evaluation of the NASDAQ OMX Global Auto Index (Nasdaq:QAUTO), which will become effective prior to market open on June 20, 2011.
The following six securities will be added to the Index: Ssangyong Motor Company (003620 KP), Geely Automobile Holdings Limited (175 HK), Sanyang Industrial Co., Ltd. (2206 TT), Yulon Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (2227 TT), AviChina Industry & Technology Company Limited (2357 HK) and Piaggio & C. S.p.A. (PIA IM).
The Index is designed to track the performance of the largest and most liquid companies engaged in manufacturing of automobiles. The NASDAQ OMX Global Auto Index is evaluated annually in June. For more information about the NASDAQ OMX Global Auto Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.
As a result of the evaluation, the following security will be removed from the Index:
Chongqing Changan Automobile Co., Ltd. (200625 CS).
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