NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- UAL Corporation (Nasdaq:UAUA) of Elk Grove Township, Illinois, will become a component of the NASDAQ-100 Index(r) (Nasdaq:NDX), the NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index (Nasdaq:NDXE), and the NASDAQ-100 Ex Technology Index (Nasdaq:NDXX) prior to market open on March 8, 2007. UAL Corporation will replace American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEOS). UAL Corporation will also be included in the NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking Stock(sm) (Nasdaq:QQQQ).
With a market capitalization of approximately $4.7 billion, UAL Corporation is a holding company whose primary subsidiary is United Airlines. United operates more than 3,600 flights a day on United, United Express and Ted to more than 210 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largest international carriers based in the United States.
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