STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 21, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NASDAQ OMX Nordic, part of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), announced today the results of the quarterly review of the NASDAQ OMX European Government Relief Index (Nasdaq:EUGR) which will become effective with the market open today.
The following securities will be added to the NASDAQ OMX European Government Relief Index: Banco Popolare (BP) (IT0004231566) and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AB (HDD) (DE0007314007).
The NASDAQ OMX European Government Relief Index constituents after review effective today are:
Aegon NV Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG Allied Irish Banks PLC Hypo Real Estate Holding Banco Popolare ING Groep NV-CVA Bank of Ireland KBC Groep NV BNP Paribas Lloyds TSB Group PLC Caisse Regionale Mutuel Brie Picardie Peugeot SA Commerzbank AG Renault SA Credit Agricole SA Royal Bank of Scotland Group Dexia SA SNS Reaal Groep Erste Bank der Oester Spark Societe Generale Fortis B ORD UBS N ORD
The NASDAQ OMX European Government Relief Index is an equal-weighted index designed to track the performance of European-listed securities whose issuer is participating in direct government investment programs or has received government loans and NASDAQ OMX is aware of the transaction. The Index commenced calculation with a value of 1000.00 on January 5, 2009.
Two versions of the Index are calculated -- a price return index and a total return index. The price return index is ordinarily calculated without regard to cash dividends on Index Securities. The total return index reinvests cash dividends on the ex-date. Both Indexes ordinarily reinvest extraordinary cash distributions.
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