NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Liberty Media Corporation's Liberty Interactive Series A common stock (Nasdaq:LINTA) of Englewood, Colorado, will become a component of the NASDAQ-100 Index(r) (Nasdaq:NDX) and the NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index (Nasdaq:NDXE) prior to market open on Tuesday, October 24, 2006. Liberty Interactive will replace ATI Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:ATYT). Liberty Interactive will also be included in the NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking Stock(sm) (Nasdaq:QQQQ).
Liberty Media Corporation is a holding company that owns interests in a broad range of electronic retailing, media, communications and entertainment businesses. Those interests are attributed to two tracking stock groups: the Liberty Interactive group, which includes Liberty's interests in QVC, Provide Commerce, IAC/InterActiveCorp and Expedia, and the Liberty Capital group, which includes all of Liberty's assets that are not attributed to the Liberty Interactive group, including Liberty's interests in Starz Entertainment Group and News Corporation. The company's Liberty Interactive Series A common stock has a market capitalization of approximately $13.6 billion.
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